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October 4, 2020

This month we commemorate Sir Terence Conran, the great British designer and mentor, who passed away last week.

THE HOUSE BOOK (Terence Conran, 1974)

In 1974, Terence Conran's House Book created a sensation as a manual of interior design that advocated simplicity, embrac...

September 27, 2020

To support colleagues worldwide as they gradually return to production, we've launched a virtual monthly meetup!

As production designers navigate the safety challenges of COVID-19, we aim to provide a space for sharing experiences from the forefront of the reopening pro...

July 25, 2020

As an addition to our forum on expanding diversity and equal access in the art department, here are some resources for entry-level production design training. 

We are definitely interested in expanding this list, so please email us if you know of a design-related progra...

July 25, 2020

This month in an effort to look forward to a brighter future we will concentrate on the concept of Utopian Design.

OPERATING MANUAL FOR SPACESHIP EARTH (R. Buckminster Fuller, 1969)

R. Buckminster Fuller was a futuristic thinker and inventor who preached his comprehensiv...

July 25, 2020

To support colleagues worldwide as they gradually return to production, we've launched a virtual monthly meetup!

As production designers navigate the safety challenges of COVID-19, we aim to provide a space for sharing experiences from the forefront of the reopening pro...

July 25, 2020

Join us for a deep dive into production design for animation! PDC member and Academy Award winner Ralph Eggleston will take us through his design process for the film Incredibles 2, joined by art director Bryn Imagire.

The session will take place online on Saturday, Aug...

June 13, 2020

To support colleagues worldwide as they gradually return to production, we are launching a virtual monthly meetup!

As production designers navigate the safety challenges of COVID-19, we aim to provide a space for sharing experiences from the forefront of the reopening p...

June 13, 2020

We are thrilled to host Academy Award nominee and PDC member Nathan Crowley, who will share his experiences designing in-camera effects for Christopher Nolan's films.

The session will take place online on Saturday, August 8th, at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm BST.

Register...

June 13, 2020

The Collective is thrilled to host production designers James Chinlund, Naomi Shohan and Mark Digby in a round table  moderated by colleague Jim Bissell.

This incredible group will share their expertise and design process while discussing their work on big-budget,...

May 20, 2020

In our career and education, we learn many tools to become better designers - from drafting software to art appreciation - but we are rarely taught management and leadership skills. As a result, many of us struggle to manage our crews while dealing with the daily press...

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