So You Wanna Design for the Movies?

8 lessons from graphic props master, Annie Atkins

AIGA Eye on Design
Mar 9, 2020 · 11 min read

By Perrin Drumm

Just say her name and most graphic designers will inwardly ooh and ahh: Annie Atkins, that art department star of some of the most visually rich films and series made today (Joker, Bridge of Spies, Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The French Dispatch, West Side Story). But she didn’t start there. Her film world roots stretch back to her school days, when she studied to be a director. It wasn’t until she discovered that she had more of an…

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