Entertainment Set Design & Decoration

Latest Entertainment Set Design & Decoration News

  • Jul

    36 FIDM Alumni Working in Hollywood Both On-Camera and Behind the Scenes


    Did you know that FIDM Students and Alumni work on some of Hollywood's hottest movies and television shows like The Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Fault in Our Stars2 Broke GirlsGleeMan of Steel, Smash, Alice in Wonderland and more. FIDM Alumni graduate with the skills necessary to launch a successful career in the Entertainment Industry. They’re doing everything from designing costumes and managing art departments to creating visual effects and even appearing on-camera. 

    Mary Claire Hannan, Costume Designer, The Fault in Our Stars

    Marlene Stewart, Costume Designer, Oblivion, Date Night, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

    Soyon An, Costume Designer, Step Up: All In 

    Mona May, Costume Designer, CluelessAmerican Reunion, Zookeeper

    “I constantly tell people about all of the new and amazing programs offered by FIDM. The college is at the forefront of integrating media and technology with the many programs and degrees that they offer.” – Jill Ohanneson, Costume Designer, Revenge

    Kyle Brosius (Art Director), Kyle Thorsen (Lead Motion Graphics Designer) and Justin Hamilton, (Lead VFX Designer), Greenhaus GFX creating trailers for films like Maleficent, 22 Jump Street, Oz the Great and Powerful, and HBO series Girls.

    Trish Summerville, Costume Designer, Gone Girl, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


    Jessica Carpenter, Costumer, Ender’s Game, Piranha 3D

    Bérénice Eveno, Cinematography Apprentice, The Dark Knight Rises

    Shelli Nishino, Costumer, Man of Steel, After Earth

    Kaitlyn Wood, Buyer, The Call, Hitchcock

    “FIDM is great because almost all of your instructors are currently working in the industry. You can pick their brains and I was able to have some amazing internships.” – Emma Verdugo, Set Decoration Coordinator, Saving Mr. Banks and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

    Michelle D’Antonio, Specialty Costumer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

    Trayce Gigi Field, Costume Designer, 2 Broke Girls

    Mandi Line, Costume Designer, Pretty Little Liars


    Eileen Cox Baker, Costume Designer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 

    Suzy Magnin, Key Costumer, The Mentalist

    “At FIDM, I learned the diverse aspects of costume design, from history and research to sketching, construction, crafts, budget continuity, and the etiquette of this sophisticated, hands-on profession.” – Francine Lecoultre, Costume Textile Artist, Fast & Furious 7, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo; Textile Artist, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    Greg LaVoi, Costume Designer, Major Crimes, The Closer 

    Kristi Hoffman, Assistant Costume Designer, Dancing with the Stars

    Nancy Au, Costume Supervisor, BridesmaidsBlended, Inside Llewyn Davis, This Is 40


    Halina Siwolop, Set Decorator, Masters of Sex

    Giovanna Ottobre-Melton, Costume Designer, Gang Related, Mob City

    Christine Bean, Costume Designer, Blacklist, Smash

    Sarah Stimpson, Art Department Coordinator, The Neighbors

    Ali Matilla, Set Decorator, Real Husbands of Hollywood

     “As soon as I walked into the lobby of FIDM I could sense the feeling of creativity and knew that this was where I could acquire and knowledge and develop the skills to achieve my dream.” – Michelle Liu, Set Costumer, Jersey Boys, Glee, The Bling Ring, and Avatar.


    Danielle Colding, Winner, HGTV’s Design Star

    Desiree Hartsock, Star, The Bachelorette

    Casey Noble, Host, HGTV’s Design on a Dime

    Jonathan Gitlin (Creative Director), Mario Hernandez (Senior Motion Graphics Designer), and Ryan Verseman (Motion Graphics Producer) at Create Advertising developing trailers for Tammy, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.

    Daniel Musto, Stylist and Costume Designer, Fashion Star and The Kris Jenner Show

    Feeling inspired? Click here to request more information about attending FIDM College. 


    Categories: Costume Design, Television, Alumni News, Film, Entertainment Set Design

  • Mar

    Alumna Is Emmy-Nominated Set Decorator/Decoration Buyer for Feature Films Like The Artist

    Visual Communications and Entertainment Set Design Alumna Kaitlynn Wood has had a flourishing career since graduating from FIDM. She has been a freelance set decorator, set designer, and buyer on feature films such as The Artist, Hitchcock, and the new Halle B … Read More

  • Aug

    Emmy-Nominated FIDM Graduates Visit Career Connections 2012

    Ali Matilla, Entertainment Set Design, Freelance Set Decorator, Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Emmy Nominee for her web series Last Wednesday, FIDM held our annual Career Connections event out in the park, where FIDM Alumni return to the campus and impart in … Read More