Annie Atkins is an award- winning graphic designer for film and TV and specialises in designing graphic props and set pieces for TV shows and feature films. She was the creative mind behind the gorgeous graphic design and period props in Wes Anderson’s masterpiece, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Telegrams, love letters, prison escape maps… it’s not just the movie poster a graphic designer makes, but also any paper props that the actors work with on set. But how do you start designing graphics that can help tell a director’s story, as well as contributing to the genre, period, and visual aesthetic of a film?

This one-day course combines classroom tuition and practical assignments, included:

  • When we design graphics for film, who are we designing for?
  • How a graphic designer works for the production designer, set decorator, and prop master
  • How to read and break down a film script
  • How graphics are used as storytelling devices
  • Researching graphic design and graphic methods from the past
  • How to avoid ending up on the IMDB Goofs page
  • How to finish graphic props by hand