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List of famous production designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top production designers in the world? This includes the most prominent production designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable production designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic production designers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned production designers.

List below includes Ridley Scott, Albrecht Becker and more people.

From reputable, prominent, and well known production designers to the lesser known production designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the production designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous production designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous production designers?" then you're in the right place. (2603 items)

George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most ...more

Robert Anthony Rodríguez is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, cartoonist and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in Mexico and his ...more

Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science-fiction horror film Alien, his best-known works are the neo-noir dystopian ...more

Harland Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where he worked for five years as a forest ranger before moving to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. He has had a number of very memorable film roles ...more

Bob Crowley is a theatre designer, and theatre director. Born in Cork, Ireland, he is the brother of director John Crowley. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has designed over ...more

Maurice Sendak was a writer, illustrator, TV and film producer.

Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, known as Georges Méliès, was a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the ...more

Franco Zeffirelli, KBE is an Italian director and producer of films and television. He is also a director and designer of operas and a former senator for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia ...more

Donald Virgil "Don" Bluth is an American animator, film director, producer, writer, production designer, video game designer and animation instructor who is known for directing ...more

Albrecht Becker was a production designer, photographer, and actor, who was imprisoned by the Nazi regime for the charge of homosexuality.

Brad Armstrong is a Canadian pornographic actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and costume designer. He is currently under contract with Wicked Pictures. He has been known as one of the most ...more

Austin Cedric Gibbons was an Irish art director and production designer for the film industry. He also made a significant contribution to motion picture theater architecture from the 1930s to ...more

Edward Carrick was an art designer for film, an author and illustrator. Carrick was born in London. His father was Edward Gordon Craig, the theatre practitioner and stage designer, and his ...more

Catherine Knapman is a film producer.

Daniel Haller is an American film and television director, production designer, and art director. Haller studied at the renowned Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. In 1953, Haller started ...more

Catherine Hardwicke is an American film director, production designer and screenwriter. Her works include the Academy Award-nominated independent film Thirteen, which she co-wrote with Nikki ...more

Fred Pusey was a British film art director and production designer, and a Second World War camouflage officer. His artistic skill was put to use on large-scale deception schemes in the Western ...more

Andreea Popa is a set decorator and art director.

Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó or Carybé was a painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, potter, sculptor, mural painter, researcher, historian and journalist. He ...more

Patricio "Pato" Guzmán, a native of Chile, worked in the United States as an art director, production designer, and producer of television and film. He worked on such notable ...more

Csaba András Kertész is a production designer, film art director and set decorator.

Colin D. Irwin is a film production designer and art director.

Andrzej Wajda is a Polish film and theatre director. Recipient of an honorary Oscar, he is possibly the most prominent member of the unofficial "Polish Film School". He is known ...more

Paul Coker is an American illustrator. He has worked in many media, including Mad, character design for Rankin-Bass TV specials such as Frosty the Snowman, and advertising. Coker's first ...more

Michael Joseph "Mike" Mignola is an American comic book artist and writer who created the comic book series Hellboy for Dark Horse Comics. He has worked for animation projects such as ...more

Ino Bonello is a film art director.

Caroline Robert is a Juno Award nominated graphic designer

Bruno Cesari was an Italian art director. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film The Last Emperor. He received his second Oscar nomination at the 72nd Academy ...more

Ben van Os was a Dutch production designer and art director. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.

Raúl Ernesto Ruiz Pino was an experimental Chilean filmmaker, writer and teacher whose work is best known in France. He directed more than 100 films.

Mitchell "Mitch" Epstein is an American photographer whose photographs are in numerous major museum collections, including New York's Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of ...more

David Hoffman is an film art director and production designer.

Mladen Josić Mladen Josic was a production designer.

Eugen Schüfftan was a German Jew cinematographer. He invented the Schüfftan process, a special effects technique that employed mirrors to insert actors into miniature sets. One of the ...more

Born in Mexico, Edward Carrere first hit Hollywood in 1947, making his debut as an art director on "My Wild Irish Rose". He garnered his first Academy Award nomination two years later ...more

Gary Panter is an illustrator, painter, designer and part-time musician. Panter's work is representative of the post-underground, new wave comics movement that began with the end of Arcade: The ...more

Pascale Ogier was a French actress.

Deb Jensen is a film art director and production designer.

Crispian Sallis is a British art director. He was nominated for three Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction for the films Aliens, Driving Miss Daisy and Gladiator. He is the son of ...more

Michael Corenblith is an art director and production designer. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.

Christopher Michael "Chris" Sanders (born March 12, 1960) is an American film animator and voice actor best-known for co-directing and co-writing the Disney animated feature Lilo & ...more

Deanna Rohde is a film art director.

Ralph Eggleston is an American animator, art director, storyboard artist and production designer at Pixar Animation Studios. He started his career at Kroyer Films working on projects such as ...more

Doug Chiang is an American film designer and artist. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and grew up in the United States. Chiang studied film at UCLA and industrial design at the College for ...more

Ewa Skoczkowska is a production designer and art director.

Max Gottlieb is an American production designer, screenwriter, and film director. He is best known for his work on the 1997 film The Full Monty. Gottlieb was a producer on the New York stage ...more

Shadoe Stevens is an American radio host, voiceover actor, and television personality. He was the host of American Top 40 from 1988 to 1995. He currently hosts the internationally syndicated ...more

William Cameron Menzies was an American film production designer and art director who also worked as a director, producer, and screenwriter during a career spanning five decades. He earned ...more

Eiko Ishioka was a Japanese art director, costume and graphic designer known for her work in stage, screen, advertising and print media. Noted for her advertising campaigns for the Japanese ...more

Louise Drake is a set decorator.