Production Designer

An award-winning film and television production designer with experience in opera, theatre and dance, Marek Dobrowolski was born in Poland into an accomplished theatre family. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, receiving degrees in graphic design as well as theatre, film and television design. A Fulbright Scholarship brought him to the U S in 1987. With New York as his base, he lectured on the Visual Aspects of Polish Contemporary Theatre at major universities around the country, including Columbia, Yale and Stanford. He found employment in off-Broadway theatre and at avant-garde venues such as La Mama. In time, he transitioned into film and television, necessitating a re-location to Los Angeles.

Dobrowolski has designed more than fifty productions. He won an Emmy in 2003 for Outstanding Art Direction for the TV series, Hitler: The Rise of Evil. He received an Emmy nomination for another series, Into the West (2006), produced by Steven Spielberg, and Art Directors Guild nominations for each of those as well as for The Company (2008).

The designer’s credits also include Todd Solonz’s first movie, Fear, Anxiety and Depression, as well as The Craft, a cult film for teenage girls, Double Team, Super Nova and Clockstoppers.

For television, Dobrowolski has designed numerous mini-series as well as pilots that became hit series (Vegas, The Beast, Justified, Bionic Woman, The Last Ship and Under the Dome.) In addition to The Company, set during the Cold War, he also designed World Without End, based upon a Ken Follett book which is set in 14th Century England. Dobrowolski is particularly known for his work on historical material.

Music, War and Love is his first job as a production designer in his native Poland.