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Coming from India, a land full of intriguing, vibrant stories, I have always found myself to be a visual storyteller with a love for research and design. I found my true calling in the field of film set decoration by combining the two things I was most fascinated with - Design and Storytelling. 

After pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, a subject which has shaped my mind and perspectives, I found my place in the art department of film and television industry as a set dresser, buyer, set decorator and an art department coordinator. 

With a keen interest in set decoration, it is my passion to research, design and create worlds that enhance the narrative. 

After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a masters in Production Design & Set Decoration, I moved to New York to work in the film and TV world. I am always seeking projects where I can tell stories through my design sense and bring a unique  perspective to projects varying in genres.

set dec | designer

Manali Gavankar

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