Production Designer (Film)

Working with a director to agree a visual style, a production designer will be responsible for translating a screenplay or treatment into a real-life environment. Whether it’s a historically accurate period piece or far-fetched sci-fi, they will design sets, props, sometimes costumes and – vitally – work out how much it’s all going to cost. Their detailed sketches are then given to the production company or art department on feature films to start the build – but their job isn’t done there. Often the first on set during a shoot, production designers will make sure the dressing of each set matches their designs, as well as collating a final budget once filming is complete.

Please Note: The world of creative careers is broad and ever-evolving. While our descriptions aim to capture the essence of a role, we appreciate that no two jobs will be the same. We’re always looking to grow, expand and add to these roles, so if you feel we are missing something please let us know!

Creative Lives

Get to know people who work in the role of: Production Designer (Film)

Other Articles

Eplore articles with Production Designer (Film) as a theme