Production Design. About me.
I am a production designer and art director for features, series, and commercials. I often work on-location, and have experience in a variety of budget ranges. I base out of Austin, TX with my husband, James Crowley (also a film maker), and a sweet yellow dog named Lucy.
I begin each project with openness, starting with the director’s vision I research and pull references from many sources, including advice from experts. My favorite sets are authentic; staying true to life and the characters. I use scale, light sources, and color pallets intentionally and clearly to communicate the vision of the Director and DP. Adding layers of texture and detail transforms the set into an environment, and an environment that feels real is palpable through the performances of the actors and allows freedom for the camera. I love pre-visual materials (mock-ups, illustrations, and models) for planning and implementing designs, and communicating with my crew and keys from other departments.
Production Design Leila Dallal