Cynthia Charette is a Production Designer with a strong background in film, television and theater. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor Degree in Theater Design and Art. She studied in London, England for one semester where she interned for The Royal Shakespeare Company as well as The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduating, she moved to New York City and began work in the fashion industry as an illustrator and merchandiser. She continued her studies in NYC at The Art Student’s League and The Society of Visual Arts, studying under some of the top illustrators in the country.
While living in New York, she was approached by a young director from USC, who asked her to design his first movie. She was excited to jump at this rare opportunity.
From there she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her love of film design. She worked for many years on non-union films while developing her skills as a designer, art director, costume designer, set decorator and scenic artist.
She has designed such notable projects as Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, Norman Jean & Marilyn for HBO, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, Sunset Strip, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer and Jane The Virgin.
Cynthia brings over 25 years of film and television experience designing, constructing and managing all aspects of the art department. Her work ranges from fantasy to whimsy, period to serious drama. She has worked in Europe, Canada, Hawaii, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Georgia and many other states.
Ms. Charette has been inducted as a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well a being a member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She is also a member of The Art Director’s Guild, The International Association of Color Consultants and The Los Angeles Conservancy for Historic Preservation.