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List of Famous Production Designers

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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. {#nodes}
  • George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer and producer who is remembered for his innovative work in radio, theatre and film. He is considered one of...  more
  • Robert Anthony Rodriguez (; born June 20, 1968) is an American filmmaker, score composer, cinematographer, film editor, and visual effects supervisor. He shoots, edits, produces, and scores many of...  more
  • Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English filmmaker. Following his commercial breakthrough in 1979 with the science fiction horror film Alien, further works include the neo-noir...  more
  • Harland Reesor Williams (born November 14, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, singer, author, artist, musician and radio personality....  more
  • Bob Crowley (born 1952) is a theatre designer (scenic and costume), and theatre director....  more
  • Maurice Bernard Sendak (; June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in...  more
  • Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès (; French: [meljɛs]; 8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of...  more
  • Gian Franco Corsi "Franco" Zeffirelli (Italian: [fraŋko ddzeffiˈrɛlli]; 12 February 1923 – 15 June 2019) was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He was also a senator...  more
  • Donald Virgil Bluth (; born September 13, 1937) is an American animator, film director, producer, writer, production designer, video game designer, and animation instructor. He is known for directing...  more
  • Albrecht Becker (14 November 1906 – 22 April 2002) was a German production designer, photographer, and actor, who was imprisoned by the Nazi regime for the charge of homosexuality. ...  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 1950s....  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 mother was...  more
  • Catherine Martin may refer to: Cathie Martin, (born 1955) Professor of Plant Sciences at the University of East Anglia Catherine Martin (designer) (born 1965) is an Australian costume designer,...  more
  • Daniel Haller (born September 14, 1926 in Glendale, California) is an American film and television director, production designer, and art director. Haller studied at the renowned Chouinard Art...  more
  • Helen Catherine Hardwicke (born October 21, 1955) is an American film director, production designer, and screenwriter. Her directorial work includes Thirteen (2003), 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....  more
  • Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó or Carybé (Lanús, Buenos Aires province, Argentina, 7 February 1911 – Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 2 October 1997) was a painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, potter,...  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 shows as The Jack Benny...  more
  • Csaba András Kertész is a production designer, film art director and set decorator....  more
  • Colin D. Irwin is a film production designer and art director....  more
  • Andrzej Witold Wajda (Polish: [ˈandʐɛj ˈvajda]; 6 March 1926 – 9 October 2016) was a Polish film and theatre director. Recipient of an Honorary Oscar, the Palme d'Or, as well as Honorary Golden Lion...  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 appearance...  more
  • Michael Joseph Mignola (; born September 16, 1960) is an American comics artist and writer best known for creating Hellboy for Dark Horse Comics, part of a shared universe of titles including...  more
  • Agostino Bonello (born 11 August 1949, Valletta, Malta), also known as Ino Bonello, is a production designer, art director and film producer....  more