Jann Engel has spent her career on the sets of more than 60 films now.
Creating a successful movie or TV show is not just about casting the right actors or writing a great script, it also means making sure people enjoy the experience of seeing it. Every single detail, from the color of a wall or the design of a logo to the architecture of a building or the cut of a dress, must fit the style, setting, timeline, and atmosphere or it risks detracting from an otherwise great story, says Engel.
Engel has spent the majority of her career focused on these details. As an art director and set designer, her impressive list of credits includes five films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Avengers: Infinity War and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and many other Oscar-winning films.
Her first movie job was as a junior set designer for Tim Burton’s film Batman Returns in the year 1992. Since then, she has amassed a portfolio in set designing and art direction that includes more than 60 films and many TV shows, working for studios like Dream Works, Disney, and Paramount.
She also worked on Memoirs of a Geisha, which won an Oscar in the category of Best Art Direction.