WE NEED A LITTLE INTRO!
AF: How does set design work exactly?
KD: We create a world that supports the characters and the time period of the story being told.
Where do you begin, and is there a standard practice in the industry?
Everyone begins getting coffee on set or cutting out 1,000 paper feathers for a swan boat. Like many things in life, you have to start at the bottom.
How much of it is a collaboration and how much of it is a series of examples that are chosen from?
It's very much a collaboration. And a beautiful collaboration at that. Seeing the whole film set work with each department mastering their part is very cool. You feel like you're apart of a large creative family.
What's your ideal career look like to you, and how does that play into the decisions your making now?
My ideal career allows the same amount of creativity & storytelling with much less waste. I'd love to build small smart homes all over the world. A recent trip to Patagonia showed me this.
What music are you currently listening to?
Gospel. Those voices in harmony!
Is there a specific thing, place, film, book, or art piece that inspires you at this very moment?
Charleston, South Carolina.
What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mint chocolate chip. Can never go wrong!