Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexandra Langell.
Alexandra, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I am currently a student at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown LA and I’m finishing up my associate’s degree in Visual Communications and will be starting to work towards my bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Set Design and Decoration in the fall. I love and appreciate all different aspects of design and have got to learn many different visual design techniques in the Visual Communications major. I realized my love for sets and production design while in a few classes about it this past year and decided it was the perfect career path for me, which is why I am continuing my studies in set design and decoration. I think LA is the perfect playground for me right now to get my start in the entertainment industry, yet in the future, I hope to move to Europe to explore some foreign film industries and further my career and designs while also fulfilling a lifetime dream of living abroad.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I lost my mom a little over a year ago very suddenly and unexpectedly and she was the main source of inspiration for me especially in the creative field. She was an artist and loved working hands on. It’s definitely been very difficult since she passed finding inspiration and not having the main person I’d go to discuss design ideas and not having her to constantly be motivating me. I’ve had to figure out how to find that inspiration in myself and make her proud.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I like to see myself as my business. The career I want to enter is pretty much exclusively freelance, so I am my own business and I have to go out and find jobs and clients. Since I am still in school, I have been pretty focused on that and learning as much as I can so that I can enter the workforce with as many skills as possible.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I think that getting into FIDM’s Entertainment Set Design and Decoration program has been my proudest moment. They only accept ten people every year and are the only school that offers a degree in that field specifically. I am beyond excited to immerse myself into the program and learn as much as I can.
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