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Richard Holland

Assistant Professor, Artistic Faculty
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
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From Europe to the U.S., Richard Holland is an established and highly respected Production Designer for Film, Television, and Theme Park Entertainment. With over 40 years’ experience, spanning productions from Russia to the outer reaches of Antarctica, his credentials show a consistency of unbridled creativity and keen insight into selecting, managing, and guiding great art departments around the world.

Born and educated in England, Richard’s talent for visualizing fantasy worlds led him to film design with a keen aptitude for Live-Action Animation and Concept Design. He went on to build an astonishing track record as an art director and production designer. His catalog of films include some of the most iconic and memorable films today including: The Princess Bride, The Last of the Mohicans, Batman & Robin, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, James Bond Never Say Never Again, Dark Crystal, Roger Rabbit, Labyrinth to the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise and HOP, in live-action animation. He has worked with such industry giants as George Lucas, Stanley Kubrick, Franco Zeffirelli, Rob Reiner, John Singleton, Michael Bay, Michael Mann, Michael Cimino, Robert Zemeckis, Joel Schumacher, George Harrison and Steven Spielberg along with mega-producers Frank Marshal and Kathleen Kennedy. He also production-designed the pilot of the original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise.

Richard is a founding member of BFDG, the British Film Designers Guild; and a highly active member of ADG, the Art Directors Guild of America, where he has taught incoming and established film and television art directors and designers. He was most recently an adjunct professor of Production Design at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.