Featured Speaker: Bill Brzeski

Bill Brzeski, '75
Art Director, Production Designer

Jinbae Park

Bill Brzeski is a highly regarded production designer with more than 30 years of experience in feature films, television, theater, and interior design. As a production designer, Brzeski’s feature film credits include Universal Pictures' recent release of Furious 7 and international box-office hit Iron Man 3 for Marvel.

Brzeski’s repeat collaboration with director Todd Phillips includes the megahit comedy The Hangover, for which he received a Best Production Design nomination from the Art Directors Guild, its sequel The Hangover Part 2 and Due Date, which starred Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. The pair will reunite for their fourth film, the upcoming Arms & the Dudes, for Warner Bros. Pictures. Brzeski’s other feature film credits include James L. Brooks’ Oscar®-winning As Good as It Gets, Rob Reiner’s The Bucket List, Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2, Flipped, Blue Streak, Matilda, and The Forbidden Kingdom, which starred Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

Brzeski received his undergraduate degree in theatre from Miami University and his MFA in design from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Originally interested in designing for ballet and the opera, he began his career in theater before moving to Los Angeles. Brzeski started working in television and has served as production designer on more than 800 episodes and 30 pilots. His most notable credits include Growing Pains, Ellen, and The Nanny. He has also designed commercial spaces, including the award-winning Susina Bakery in Los Angeles.