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Set Designers play a crucial role in film, TV, or theater production, as they create sets after interpreting scripts. Typical sample resumes for Set Designers describe responsibilities like creating and crafting sets, sketching plans on paper or using computer software, ordering materials, overseeing the building of sets, and conducting research. Successful example resumes for Set Designers emphasize creativity, enthusiasm, adaptability, endurance and stamina, the willingness to work irregular hours in difficult conditions, and technical skills. A degree in theater arts or scenography is required for this role.

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International Producer/set Designer /director of Operations

Oversaw coordination of production of daily program for distribution nationally and internationally involving all production and technical requirements. Led in several positions of increasing responsibility during this time of great expansion into many international countries.

  • Coordinated and produced as many as fourteen versions of the daily aired program for international and domestic syndication
  • Produced promotional spots for products and events relating to all international markets
  • Designed and coordinated the construction of sets for daily program, special events, and crusades
  • Attended all domestic and international crusades serving as production staff in the capacity of cameraman, tape operator, or producer.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BA
Communication Arts
2

Set Designer

  • Designed and decorated sets and set elements for live Television reaching over 73 million homes.
  • Collaborated with vendors and production teams to develop product presentations and show runs.
  • Maintained resource documents and filing systems.
  • Assisted the electronic field department with still-life and b-roll on time off when short staffed.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration And Film Studies
3

Freelance Set Designer & Photo Stylist

Designed and oversaw all aspects of set execution both in studios and on location for print and TV commercial shoots

  • Collaborated closely w/photographers/directors, production company, ad agency/ magazine creative personnel, and clients to realize their vision and requirements
  • Hired sub-contractors for construction, custom fabrication, manpower and transport through my own company
  • Managed and accounted for all expenditures on large budgets
  • Developed strong multi-tasking and problem-solving skills to exceed expectations despite extremely narrow time and budget constraints.
  • Built a large data base to source product, materials & skilled labor
  • Designed and fabricated special props
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Anthropology/art History
Biology
4

Christmas Tree / Set Designer

  • Designed over 60 themed Christmas trees that were sold
  • Designed and built sets for Living Nativity and 6 stages
  • Decorated the "Papal" Tree for the Catholic Archdiocese
  • Managed 30 people, designed and supervised placement of sets and stages throughout entire fairgrounds
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
5

Lead Set Designer • Structural Engineer

Managed budget and finances for production operations.

  • Provided scenic design consultation, color scheme development and art direction for various operas.
  • Oversaw construction teams and production development phases.
  • Drafted scenic architectural layouts.
  • Modified permanent facility to accommodate raked stage with pit and dual story architecture.
  • Conceptualized and crafted critical moving and still scenic components.
  • Fabricated models of set designs.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Communication Studies
Design
6

Set Designer

At this regional public television and radio station for Central Pennsylvania, I developed financial budgeting skills and time-management skills.

  • Designed studio sets and sets on location
  • Coordinated build-outs and the disassembly of the sets
  • Purchased props and materials while adhering to strict budgets
  • Provided food stylist services for the cooking show
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MBA
Management And Marketing Specializations
7

Set Designer

Collaborating with director and producer in designing set for stage.

  • Developing drawings and planning of sets.
  • Gathered and constructed props.
  • Assembled platforms and walls.
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
8

Set Designer for Movies and Film Production

Negotiated materials contracts with vendors

  • Designed motion pictures and television production sets
  • Prepared scale drawings for use in set construction
  • Managed a small team or set assistants and designers
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
9

Freelance Set Designer & Carpenter

  • Designed modular banquettes for the Republican National Convention's pop-up venue.
  • Prepared construction plans, cut materials for banquettes, and upholstered banquettes.
  • Led a team of carpenters to build scenic elements under a tight deadline.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BA
Set & Exhibit Design
10

Assistant Set Designer/ Volunteer

  • Created props and scenery from donated materials
  • Gained time management and material conservation skills
  • Recognized for outstanding individual accomplishments
Candidate Info
BFA
Visual Art And Costume Production

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