Alexandra Friedman

set & production design | costume design | fabrication

Alex Friedman creates environments for performance - in found locations, onstage, on screen, and on the body. She is especially excited about new work and having an open collaborative process. Alex aims to engage diverse audiences, exploding their preconceived notions of what theatre and film can be, and is interested in media that embrace the tactile craft of design.

Born in St Petersburg, Russia, Alex is a native of New York City and an alumna of Brandeis University and CalArts. Her design work has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and throughout the SF Bay Area. She is currently is based out of Los Angeles, having most recently worked as a set designer for LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio in Portland, OR.



Due to LAIKA's NDA, I can't share any images of my work on this film just yet, but I am looking forward to its spring 2019 release, and would be happy to discuss my experience with you in the meantime! It was a joy to work with the studio that created Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings on their next feature.

As a set designer, I translated storyboards and production artwork into designs for over a dozen sets -- both practically constructed and digital -- through research, Vectorworks drafting, and scale models/maquettes. My information was then used by the Set Shop, Model Shop, Landscapes Department, and VFX to build the worlds for the stop-motion characters to inhabit.

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