Set Designer Job Description

set designer job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Set Designer Job Description

A set designer is a writer or creative who creates the settings in which a story occurs.

A set design is generally described as the physical environment of a play or movie, and may include the stage itself, props, costumes, lighting, and overall scenery.

The set designer is typically a production designer or art director.

Set design involves creating the overall look and feel of a set.

A set designer needs to understand the director’s vision in order to translate that vision into a set that complements it.

A set designer works closely with the set construction staff to determine which materials will be used to create the set.

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Set Designer to work on our upcoming production. The ideal candidate will have experience in set design, and be able to create a vision for the production. They will be responsible for creating the set, and ensuring that it is functional and safe.

Set Designer Duties:

  • Design sets and props for productions
  • Identify elements to construct sets and props
  • Research and set design elements, including color, texture, and patterns
  • Promote set designs to contractors, carpenters, and engineers
  • Scaffold and assemble sets and props
  • Install lighting, sound, and curtains
  • Make models, prototypes, and testing models

Set Designer Responsibilities:

  • Develop 3D environments for film and TV
  • Work with artists to design and visualize scenes, using 3D software
  • Use visual and technical requirements to create appropriate and realistic environments
  • Create storyboard presentations for filmmakers
  • Research and source props, models, and other special items
  • Create and maintain technical drawings, including blueprints and 3D models
  • Manage set construction budgets
  • Work with outside vendors, builders, and contractors
  • Investigate and resolve production challenges
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested

Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years experience in a scenic art, production design, or architecture, drafting and design
  • Experience in theater construction, scenic design and theater lighting design
  • Experience with CAD, AutoCAD, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Experience with

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We are committed to building an inclusive environment for all.

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