Art Department Proudly Welcomes Set Designer Jerry Schwartz

Born in the Bronx, Jerry’s childhood was formed by an obsession with dioramas and a love for the Museum of Natural History. After graduating with journalism degree from NYU, Jerry shelved journalism and wrote postcards from Paris instead. During his six years in the City of Light, he fell into fashion. He moved back to New York to make large scale dioramas and began a career in set design. Dioramas aside, he credits his journalism studies for making him an acute observer of culture, inspiration, and visual details that lend to his craft.
He feels most comfortable collaborating and entering a new world each day. He has been called on to create everything from ice caves to mini paper cities, working in everything from kraft paper to cashmere; from cheap to chic. He spreads his unique point of view not only in his set design and installation work, but also as an art director, illustrator, and paper artist.
View Jerry’s full portfolio here.

More News