Are you interested in becoming an Art Departmental Contributor?

We are lucky to have various Art Departmental contributors who write for us occasionally, providing insightful new editorial content about production design, filmmaking, and the art department at large.

We are always looking for thoughtful new writers, so please feel free to contact us here if you have an idea for a post you would like to write for Art Departmental. We absolutely love hearing your ideas so please be specific about what you would like to write.

Take a look at those below who have already contributed their time and expertise to supporting Art Departmental. We can’t thank these lovely individuals enough. They are not only great writers, researchers, and interviewers- they are also art department rock stars!


Alison Hickey

Alison Hickey is a set designer based in Toronto. Her credits include 'Schitt's Creek', 'The Good Witch', 'Remedy', and 'Spun Out'.

Gary McMonnies

Gary McMonnies is an art department professional for film and television and is currently based in Los Angeles. His credits include 'Mindhunter', 'The Grinder', 'Battle Creek', 'Black Sails', and 'American Horror Story'. Gary has worked in England, South Africa, and the United States.

John Sparano

John Sparano’s career started in theater at The Catholic University of America. After moving to Los Angeles and graduating from Cal State University, Northridge, his short, “Peter” about a reality TV show abusing an unwitting victim, was cited by the LA Times in an article criticizing reality TV. His next, “Reality School”, a mockumentary parodying reality TV, screened all over the world. Ironically in 2008, he started decorating reality, and live television, winning an Emmy in 2019 for “Rent Live!”

Madelyn Wilkime

Madelyn has Production Designed for music videos, branded content, Facebook Originals, and commercials. Her love of narrative work can be seen in numerous shorts, including SXSW 2019 Vimeo Staff Pick Award “Milton”.

Marian Wihak

Multi-award winning production designer Marian Wihak's recent credits include feature films Stand!, The Marijuana Conspiracy, and Tammy Always Dying. Other selected features include Love Jacked, Secret Disco Revolution, Julie Walking Home, and television projects Dreaming Of A Jewish Christmas, Good Witch, Wild Card, Pit Pony, September Songs, Road To Avonlea.

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark is a graphic designer for film and television in the UK. Most recently he worked on graphics for 'Doctor Who', 'Red Dwarf', and 'Black Mirror'. Matthew is also a film design geek, full-time DeLorean evangelist, and lover of industrial design, constructivism, mid-century interiors, brutalism.

Rose Lagacé

Rose Lagacé is a production designer for film & television by day and an emerging filmmaker by night. Rose is also the creator and editor of Art Departmental where she celebrates the art and craft of production design.