Set Designer Resume Sample

Set designers are trained professionals who design sceneries for movies, TV shows, plays, concerts, dance performances and any presentation where people is in a stage. They plan and design the scenery according to the story, once they have it done, they supervise carpenters, electricians and all the workers involved in the construction of the project, to make sure they do the job the way it was planned. Besides designing the different sceneries, set designers are also in charge of the props.

Due to the competition, set designers must have at least a bachelor’s degree in arts in their Set Designer Resume sample, this degree may be with specialization in production or design or architecture or set design itself.

Their salary depends on the industry they work. The ones which pay the most are the movie and TV industry, followed by amusement parks, then the theater and in last place are the exhibitions. Some designers can earn $50 000 in a year while the top ones can make more than $80 000 in a year.

Kristen Messenger
109 Lansing St
New York, NY 10046
(213) 555 – 0238

Professional Objective
Set Designer.

Freelance Set Design, New York, NY
  • Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd St. Theatre
  • Othello, Madison Avenue Theatre
  • Jerry’s Life, TriStar Features, Television
  • Love is Strong, Virtual Films, Music Video

Scene Masters, New York, NY
Set Designer, 2004 – Present
Worked in all aspects of film, theatre, television, and commercial set design. Created original sets and refurbished pre-existing ones. Negotiated materials contracts with vendors.

TirStar Films, New York, NY
Set Designer, 1999 – 2004
Designed motion picture, theatre, and television production sets. Prepared scale drawings for use in set construction.


Columbia University, New York, NY
B.A., Theatre Arts, 1998

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More Set Designer Resume Samples

Sometimes to mention your projects in your set designer resume sample is not enough, some employers want to see them. In this situation, it is a good idea to create a portfolio with samples of your more important works. If you have never worked, put samples of the projects you did in school.

Ellen Vera
2861 W 14th Street, Apt 5 Los Angeles, CA
(323) 572-8646
(323) 945-7789

To obtain a lead Set Designer position in a film or TV production.

Career Profile
  • In only seven years practicing the profession, has worked in several important productions for TV and movies.
  • Keen visualization skill for details as color, contracts, spatial figures and design.
  • Capable of managing teams of set assistants, designers and workers.
Technical Skills:
Complete knowledge of Flash, Fireworks, PhotoShop, Indesign and Autocat.


Set Designer:
MTV Productions, Inc.
January 2007 – Current days

SIMPATICO Axiom Entertainment
Producers: Dan Powell
Producers: Sofia Vera

HULK: Walt Disney Co.
Producers: Lawrence Bernardi
Producers: Joaquin Jackson

Certification course in Designing Techniques
California Coast University
From 2008

Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts
California Coast University
From 2001 to 2005

Minor in Graphic
California Coast University
From 1999 – 2001

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