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Nathan W. Bailey

Nathan W. Bailey is a Los Angeles-based assistant art director and set designer for film and television and a member of the Art Directors Guild, IATSE local 800. Nathan holds a BA in Film from Emerson College and an MFA in Production Design from AFI Conservatory. Notable projects include art directing Hold Up and Denial for Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade, assistant art directing on season six of American Horror Story, the pilot episodes of CBSS.W.A.T. and Amazon’s Jack Ryan, parts of Westworld season two and Hawaii 5-0 season nine, and the upcoming Amazon feature film BlissNathan also recently set designed on season one of The Morning Show, one of Apple TV+flagship shows. Between larger studio projects, Nathan has production designed commercials for clients such as the NBA, Hugo Boss, and MTV.

Name: Nathan W. Bailey

Discipline: Stage Design and Production

Class Year: 2003

Current Gig: Assistant Art Director on HBO’s Perry Mason

Best Lesson Learned at BSA: To have confidence in myself as an artist and designer.

Most Awkward BSA Moment: Thinking I was a good dancer at prom.

Funniest BSA Memory: Performing in The Tech Nutcracker, a short video of the tech students’ own hilariously uncoordinated rendition of The Nutcracker. 

Proudest Moment: Seeing my first fully designed and built set come to life for our senior play, Eugène Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano.

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