Fie Alber


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Fie Alber comes from a background in musical theater. With a touring company in her home country of Denmark, she has worked behind the scenes as a set constructor, painter and stagehand on musicals big and small. She also designed and created the digital backdrops for a new musical by Danish composer Sebastian. Alber earned her English and Spanish Bachelor degrees in Business, Language and Culture from Copenhagen Business School and studied Technical Design at Roskilde Technical School before coming to AFI.

SKILLS
Illustrator, Inventor, Photoshop, Revit, SketchUp, hand drafting, model making, scenic art, set construction, sewing

747.322.7192
fie.alber@gmail.com

Anastasia Bankova


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Anastasia Bankova was born in Russia. In 2014, she graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography as a production designer and a cinematographer. Her final project was focused on the development of production design in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. While studying, she took part in many student projects as a production designer. She also studied filmmaking at the New York Foundation for the Arts.

SKILLS
AutoCAD, InDesign, Photoshop, SketchUp, Vectorworks, hand drafting, hand drawing, hand painting, scenic painting

323.698.2052
anastasia.bankova@gmail.com
abankova.com

Jubilate Cox


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Jubilate Cox graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts with a BFA in Production Design. She also studied painting and sculpture at both the Rhode Island School of Design and the College for Creative Studies. She has worked as a set decorator and production designer on over 30 short films. Cox has designed music videos as well as designed and art-directed multiple feature films that have traveled to international film festivals in Amsterdam and London. Cox has also developed creative content with Ford, Fox and Yahoo.

SKILLS
AutoCAD, Creative Suite, Microsoft Excel, SketchUp, carpentry, hand drafting, illustration, model making, prop fabrication, scenic painting, set construction

910.603.6835
jubilatecox@gmail.com
jubilatecox.com

Stella Deng


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Stella Deng received a BA in Translation from Hong Kong Baptist University and completed the professional certificate in Interior and Architectural Design at HK Design Institute. For two years, she worked as a fashion show set designer for clients such as Ralph Lauren and Elie Saab. With her background in fashion, she decided to apply her creativity to the film industry. She excels at transforming the intricacies of scripts into sophisticated, eye-catching visuals. Deng's short film PLASTIC won an Experimental Film Competition prize at the California Film Awards.

SKILLS
AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop, SketchUp, 3D modeling, drawing, hand and computer drafting, illustration, model making, scenic painting, set construction

323.348.6044
dwstella@gmail.com

Alex Dixon


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Alex Dixon recently graduated from the Art Institute of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in digital film and video production. Dixon has designed 17 short-form projects, excelling in the production and management of the art department. Her skills include traditional hand drafting and illustration as well as computer modeling.

SKILLS
After Effects, Final Cut 7, Flash, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, SketchUp, breakdowns, budgeting, design, drafting, graphics, miniatures, models, prop creation, scenic painting, sewing, sign painting, video art

425.501.9783
alxdxn.contact@gmail.com
alxdxn.com

Adele Fenner


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Adele Fenner is a graduate of the College of Charleston, with a BA in Arts Management. She also studied fine arts and ballet, and has worked as a graphic artist. Her set experience in film and television includes four years on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. She serves as a production assistant on the Hallmark show HOME AND FAMILY. Over the past two years, she has served as production designer and producer on the web series NOT LOOKING, which premiered its second season at Outfest 2015.

SKILLS
Microsoft Office, Photoshop, SketchUp, art team management, hand drafting, model building, perspective drawing, printer problem solving, prop fabrication, scenic painting, set construction and design, sewing

843.412.1436
adelerose@gmail.com

Argya Sadan


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Argya Sadan graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in Bangalore, India, and has worked in award-winning architecture firms. Before AFI, she worked in a sustainable eco-design firm in Cape Town, South Africa, to provide quality housing at minimal costs to benefit local economies. She started in the social sector when she took on a Make A Difference fellowship, handling a team of writers, designers and videographers to spread awareness about quality education for children at risk. The LeadershipXDesign Conference recognized her work for planning visual design aspects of camps for children across 23 Indian cities. Her passion for telling stories through film and design led her to AFI.

SKILLS
3D Max, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Revit, SketchUp, 3D rendering, concept art, graphic design, hand drafting, model making, scenic art, set construction, sketching

323.794.6453
argyasadan@gmail.com
argyasadan.com

Emma Sparer


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Emma Sparer is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture. While working as a designer for Pentagram Design in San Francisco for nearly three years, Sparer assisted on projects ranging from commercial interiors, exhibition and installation design, to web design consultation. She also scouted locations for a video portion of a live theatrical production of "Antigone." Throughout these experiences, Sparer collaborated to maintain integrity to brand, concept and story — skills that she now incorporates with her passion for narrative filmmaking.

SKILLS
AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, SketchUp, drafting, model making, prop fabrication, scenic painting, set construction

407.716.4674
sparer.emma@gmail.com

Claire Marie White


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Claire White began her design pursuits in Austin, Texas, with a background in fine art specializing in studio painting and graphic design. White graduated cum laude from the St. Edward's University Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and Media Arts. White has designed productions ranging from feature films to short films, music videos and commercials. Notable credits include design for feature thriller TWO STEP, a 2014 South by Southwest premiere; feature film FOUND FOOTAGE 3D, produced by the creator of the original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE; art direction for commercial event "Paper Hotspot," shortlisted for the 2013 Cannes Media Lion; and art direction for Johnson & Johnson's "Gift of Care" commercial.

SKILLS
Creative Suite, Microsoft Excel, SketchUp, carpentry, hand drafting, illustration, model making, prop fabrication, scenic painting, set construction

541.915.5338
clairemarie792@gmail.com
clairemariewhite.com

Xi Yang


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Xi Yang is a multitalented artist from Harbin, China, focusing on production design. She has designed and art-directed multiple short films as well as a feature film. Her distinct visual style has been showcased in books and magazines, and in film festivals around the world. She has a BFA in Digital Media Art, an MFA in Filmmaking and is currently working on her second MFA in Production Design at AFI.

SKILLS
3D Max, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Final Draft, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Layout, Maya, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Premiere, SketchUp, carpentry, graphic design, hand drafting, perspective drawing, scenic painting

LANGUAGE
Fluent Mandarin and fluent spoken English

626.782.8761
xi.yang.pd@gmail.com
xiyangdesign.com