Graphic Design for Film & TV Workshop

DEC 3 – DEC 11 2022

In Person – SUNY Ulster 

Workshop is limited to 18 participants.

Registration Fee:
$850 $599 Special Offer!

Full and partial scholarships are available to attend this workshop.

Applications Closed.

Important Dates

November 13: Application Deadline, 5pm

November 14 – 18: Interviews

November 21: Acceptance Announcements

November 25: Registration fee due

December 3: Workshop begins


Are you someone who enjoys graphic design and wants to work as a graphic artist within the world of film and tv? Join our first-ever, in-person Graphic Design for Film and TV Workshop and learn from graphic artist and art director Mark Pollard who has worked on titles such as The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselMoonrise Kingdom, and The Bourne Ultimatum!

This 4-day workshop will help trainees hone their design skills and apply them to work within the Art Department on a production.

This workshop will provide trainees with:

  • Hands-on training experience in film/television graphic design techniques and concepts
  • Confidence so that graduates feel prepared to work within the art department on a production
  • Techniques for collaborating and working with a production designer, art director, and other key departments
  • An understanding of departmental roles and operations
  • Knowledge of what graphic design for film and television entails

Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be referable for assistant positions on upcoming film and television productions.

Full and partial scholarships are available.


Familiarity with use of vector art (ILLUSTRATOR), pixels art (Photoshop), and InDesign.

Technology requirements: Use of a laptop for the duration of the workshop.

This workshop is open to all community members, and is specifically seeking candidates from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, and those historically excluded from the film industry.


All times are subject to minor changes. Final schedule to be provided upon acceptance.

DAY ONE: Saturday, December 3 – 9AM-5PM

Our first session will include an overview of department basics, work habits, and Art Department specific “setiquette”. 

DAY TWO: Sunday, December 4 – 9AM-5PM

We will cover everything from workflow, script breakdown, fonts, copyrights and clearance, and contemporary design vs period. Homework assignments for graphics for film portfolio.

DAY THREE: Saturday, December 10 – 9AM – 5PM

Entry level roles and workflow, work session/homework review, use of research, and time management. 

DAY FOUR: Sunday, December 11 – 9AM – 5PM

Continued work session and review, union discussion, and portfolios. 





Mark Pollard is a film veteran with over 25 years of experience creating graphics for the screen.
He has worked with directors such as Steven Soderberg, Wes Anderson, and Mel Brooks and on  shows
including  ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’,  ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’.
He lives in The Hudson Valley.








Genetically pre-disposed to art direction, Sarah Burt worked for many years in the film business, decorating sets, propping actors, keeping continuity and creating graphics for props and set dressing before throwing the glamour aside and setting down roots in the Hudson Valley. She designs and illustrates award winning books, engaging digital courses and is a creative consultant for artistic & educational clients. Sarah lives in Ulster County with her family and a whole lot of well designed stuff.

Renate Spiegler – GUEST INSTRUCTOR






Renate works independently as a prop maker specializing in period appropriate newspapers, magazines, documents, and hand-assembled packaging props. She grew up in the Hudson Valley and has a background in fine and applied arts after graduating with a BFA from Pratt Institute. The work she enjoys most is research-heavy and history-based such as seen on Boardwalk Empire, Joseph Pultizer – Voice of the People, Godfather of Harlem, and The Report.







Leah Spencer is a Graphic Designer for Film & TV, specializing in period graphics and typography. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and the Rhode Island School of Design. After spending five years as a corporate graphic designer, she discovered Graphic Design for Film & TV and moved to New York, where she has now worked on Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and Apple TV’s “Extrapolations.” Leah is inspired by the craftsmanship, character, and beauty of midcentury and art deco design and aspires to capture such elements in her own work.