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Alex McDowell: World Builder

Alex McDowell: World Builder

Alex is the production designer for Fight Club, Minority Report, The Crow, Watchmen, The Terminal, and Man of Steel

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Alex McDowell is a production designer who has created environments for movies including The Crow, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fight Club, Minority Report, The Terminal, Corpse Bride, Watchmen, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Man of Steel.

He has done graphic design work with musicians like The Clash, Iggy Pop, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Queen, Neil Young, Madonna, Michael Jackson, ZZ Top, and Aerosmith. He has produced commercials for brands like Nike, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Chanel, and Sony with director David Fincher.

Alex has won a San Diego Film Critics Society award in the Best Production Design category with Minority Report and an Art Directors Guild award for Excellence in Production Design for The Terminal. He is appointed Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA, the UK's most prestigious design society, and he’s been a Visiting Artist at the MIT Media Lab.

Currently Alex runs Experimental Design, powered by his “World Building” practice, doing innovation and design work for companies like Boeing, Ford, Volvo, and MoMA.

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