IATSE Local 800 Art Director and Illustrator specializing in 3D Modeling and Set Illustration


Hi, I’m Dwayne Burgess, Art Director and Illustrator. I grew up in Maine and received a bachelor’s degree in Scenic Design from the North Carolina School of the Arts’ School of Design and Production.

As a kid you could find me watching and rewatching The Wizard of Oz and recording every episode of The Golden Girls to VHS. Today in my spare time you will find me building scale LEGO models, seeing a lot of musical theater, and still watching reruns of The Golden Girls.

After I moved to LA I spent a few years designing theater sets, drawing project sketches for HGTV, and illustrating for a handful of production designers. In 2012 I became staff Art Director at NBCUniversal where I continued to work for 7 years. During that time I art directed multiple daily studio shows, countless pilots, and over fifty red carpet events.

Nowadays you will find me working from my studio creating 3D models and renderings for broadcast television shows and events all over the world. I currently live in Los Angeles with my fiancé Jeremy and our two cats, Winston & Kevin. Once a year you’ll also find me at Burning Man, my dusty home away from home.

Member of Art Director’s Guild, IATSE Local 800

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