We are a group of colleagues dedicated to mutual support through sharing knowledge, encouragement and experience. The Collective enables its members to exchange professional experiences, give and receive advice, discuss current issues in the field and construct a community of like-minded visual creators.
Photo of set for Alfred Hitchcock's “Rear Window.“ Production Design: Joseph MacMillan Johnson, Hal Pereira
The organization‘s objectives are: to be a hub for production design organizations around the world; to promote our profession by bringing awareness and acknowledgment of our contribution in the entertainment industry; to elevate the profession by mentoring future generations of production designers.
The Collective maintains and updates its content on this website, blog, Facebook page and a bi-monthly newsletter.
We organize seminars, panels and meetups around the world designed to connect colleagues and advance our craft.
Born in Israel and based in New York, Inbal studied Film at NYU, where she concentrated on production design. Her film credits include award-winning films "Frozen River", “The Perks of Being A Wallflower”, ”Pariah” by Dee Reese and “Beasts of No Nation” by Cary Fukunaga. She has collaborated with director Derek Cianfrance on Academy Award nominated films “Blue Valentine” and “The Place Beyond The Pines”, and his Emmy-winning mini-series “I Know This Much Is True”.
Inbal was nominated for the David di Donatello award for her work on Luca Guadagnino's "Suspiria”, as well as Art Directors Guild Awards for Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ”The Lost Daughter”.
Kalina Ivanov is an award-winning production designer whose work includes the Oscar-nominated film “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Rabbit Hole”, “The Conspirator”, “Poltergeist” and “Max”, the Golden Globe-nominated television show “Smash (S2)” and award-winning HBO series “Lovecraft Country”, for which she received an ADG Awards nomination. Prior to that, she earned a Primetime Emmy Award and ADG Award for the HBO film “Grey Gardens”. Kalina most recently collaborated on the films “The Boys in the Boat” and “The Tender Bar”, both directed by George Clooney. She was the storyboard artist for Oscar-winning film “Silence Of The Lambs”.
Kalina is a co-founder of the Production Designers Collective and serves on the board of the Sofia Independent Film Festival. She is currently on the Design branch executive board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Michael Bricker studied architecture at the University of Texas in Austin. His early production design work included festival favorites like Andrew Bujalski’s Sundance-awarded “Computer Chess” and Robbie Pickering’s “Natural Selection”.
Shifting to television, Michael designed the first season of Netflix’s “Russian Doll”, for which he won both a Primetime Emmy and ADG Award. Other recent work includes Megan Abbott’s “Dare Me” for USA/UCP, Netflix’s international thriller “Hit and Run”, and the upcoming Netflix heist series “Kaleidoscope”.
Additionally, Michael was the founder of People For Urban Progress, a non-profit and urban design do-tank based in Indianapolis.
Lisa Myers is a Brooklyn based production designer. With a passion for story and composition, she likes to focus on projects that are accessible, meaningful, and visually arresting. Her joy in filmmaking comes from the collaborative process.
Lisa started as an art director on films such as “Robot and Frank” and “Very Good Girls”, before turning to production designing films including Mélanie Laurent’s “Galveston”, Julius Onah’s “Luce” and Liz Garbus’ “Lost Girls”. Recent projects include the film ”Bros” and TV shows “Wu Tang: An American Saga (S2)”,”Modern Love (S2)”, “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens (S1)” and “The Last OG (S3)”.
Anne Seibel started her career as a set designer on international productions shooting in France, thanks to her English language skills. She was the Paris art director for the features “Munich”, “The Devil Wears Prada” and the TV show “Sex and the City”, as well as supervising art director for Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” for production designer K.K Barrett.
In 2011 Anne designed Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris”, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. They collaborated again on “To Rome with Love” and “Magic in the Moonlight”. Her other credits include Ralph Fiennes’ “The White Crow”, Agnieszka Holland’s miniseries “Rosemary’s Baby”, Damien Chazelle’s “The Eddy” and “Emily in Paris”, for which she received an ADG and two Emmy nominations. Anne is the Head of the Production Design Program at the La Fémis Film School in Paris.
Ana Júlia Fortes
Ana Fortes is a Brazilian production designer based in Berlin. She has a BA in Film, a graduate degree in Architecture and Set Design and is a Berlinale Talents alumna. She prioritizes sustainability in her work through strategic thinking,
set material repurposing and a diverse team. Ana Joined the PDC in 2022 and was part of the team at the Production Designers Gathering.
A native of Argentina and an ardent film fan, Javier has a BA in Journalism and a MA in Social Communication.
In addition to being a production designer for film and TV, he has also directed, written and edited projects in Scotland, France, Italy, Spain and Germany, where he is currently based. He became involved with the PDC as an assistant for the Gathering in Greece.
Rohini is a production designer and art director with a professional background in architecture, recently relocated to Los Angeles from India. An alumni of the Art Directors Guild’s Production Design Initiative, Rohini has performed multiple roles within the art department in the USA and India, and also designed several short films and a feature. Rohini has volunteered with the PDC intermittently since 2018, and assisted with the inaugural Production Designers Gathering.
Gaby is originally from Toronto and is now living in Brooklyn. She has a background in illustration, fine art, and 3D animation. During her degree in 3D animation, she discovered she was more interested in building 3D worlds and environments than in animation itself. She started production designing for friends' live-action films and has recently joined IATSE USA 829 in NY. Gaby attended the Production Designers Gathering in Greece.
Passionate for all things story and design, Jenny is a southern-bred Puerto Rican whose career includes an agglomeration of production design, interior design, and styling. Jenny graduated with a BFA in interior design from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013 and has since let her artistic and global perspective lead her path. She has made it her mission to design environments that not only feel timeless and eye-catching, but that provide users and viewers with unique experiences.