Bruce R. Shibley
Production Designer Art Director
Art Directors Guild Local 800
Growing up I figured out that I was drawn to creative life, whether it was through music, writing, art or graphic design, I liked life to be colorful. In my life after high school I played music, worked in graphic arts (pre and post computer age), and found myself working on music videos, then commercials and then television and feature films. I started literally at the bottom of the art department and have learned most of the different crafts under the umbrella of the art department; ie art direction, set construction, paint, props, set decoration. As head of Art department I am responsible for creating the vision of the director and the visual desires of the client. I mange my own crew, hire outside vendors or contractors if needed, and manage my budget. For the last 20 years I have focused mostly on commercial work as I found that to be uniquely challenging with its time and budget constraints. I love new challenges and environments. I strive to make my work and life strike a harmonious balance.
I bring a creative fun approach to my work, and a love for collaborating with others in creating. I have led a department/crew of 20 people and as small as myself and an assistant, and have always come in at or under budget. I have 30 years of production experience, including new media. I am always looking to broaden my abilities and am enjoy seeking new challenges.
I have worked on over 200 national commercials for clients such as Mercedes, Cummins, AT&T, Chrysler, Ford, GMC, Lexus, Lockheed Martin, Corona and many other clients.