Set Designer
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Job Overview

We are looking for an imaginative and dedicated Set Designer to join our team. You should be able to create a set that is visually appealing and meets the clients’ requirements. Also, you should review the requirements and provide cost estimates accordingly. 

You should be able to work under strict deadlines and within the assigned budgets. Besides, you should hold strong research skills to determine what works best for the script. You should coordinate with the Construction department to ensure that the set is constructed correctly and as per safety guidelines. 

Apart from designing the set, you should also keep a track of the inventory and place orders for materials as and when required. Furthermore, you should be able to lead and assign tasks to your team members. 

If you can fulfill all the requirements that we are looking for, then do get in touch with us. 


  • Reading scripts, understanding production requirements, and designing rough sketches of the set

  • Producing the set plan/drawings to the Director

  • Determining the set costs based on the specifications

  • Completing work on the set time schedule and assigned budget

  • Attending rehearsals to check for any design changes

  • Holding regular meetings with the construction companies and other vendors

  • Collaborating with Costume Designers and Prop Artist to develop set as per specification

  • Assigning tasks and supervising team members

  • Developing and adhering to time schedules

  • Checking inventory and placing orders for materials as required

  • Researching different architectural styles and historical/cultural design references

  • Communicating with set builders for set construction

  • Selecting appropriate lighting, furniture, and other decorative items

  • Negotiating with suppliers/vendors and providing cost estimates

  • Developing a set within the assigned budget


  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Fine Arts or equivalent

  • A certified course in 3D Design or Interior Design is preferred

  • Proven work experience as a Set Designer or an equivalent position in the Entertainment Media Industry

  • Knowledge of different design and architectural styles

  • Familiarity with design software like Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Designer, and Adobe InDesign

  • Highly creative and motivated individual 

  • Detail-oriented and deadline-driven person

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively

  • Good leadership skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Willingness to work at flexible hours

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