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For almost 2 decades, I've worked on full-run Hollywood film and television productions as an Art Director and Assistant Art Director, as well as Graphic Designer, often creating vast amounts of graphics, and aiding in the conceptualization and design of film sets and locations, builds and props. The list of productions include those by producers: 

Dreamworks (Spielberg), Disney, Warner Bros., MGM Studios, Ridley Scott, MTV, Brad Pitt, (Plan B Entertainment), FX, CBS, Discovery Channel, Lifetime Television, the Cohen Brothers, and more.  

As a Production Designer on smaller feature films (Designing the look and sets for film), I received an AMPIA nomination for Production Design of a Feature film, and received a Golden Sheaf Award for Design of an Art Film Short which was showcased at the MOMA New York. The film also won with the Yorkton Film festival, one of the qualifying festivals for an Oscar nomination.

I have worked on a number of Emmy nominated and Emmy winning productions, as well as an Oscar nominated feature film.

I worked on the first and second seasons of the acclaimed MGM Studios TV Miniseries, Fargo, winner of 18 Emmy Award Nominations and 3 Emmy Wins for the first season, and 36 Emmy nominations including a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Production Design, and 2 Emmy wins for the second season. 

Fargo the TV Series in total won over 160 award nominations between the first two seasons which also included a number of Golden Globe awards including Best Television Film or Miniseries. Other awards included a Critics Choice award, American Film Institute Award, Dorian Award, and a Peabody Award. 

Fargo the TV series was conceived by Warren Littlefield former producer of NBC for 20 years, It is written and co-Prod­uced by Noah Hawley and the Cohen Brothers. It captures the quality and flavour of the original Fargo Film of 1996. Each Season holds a new story line and a new cast of characters.

I came onto Fargo Season 1 as a Graphic Designer for our hero props and set needs, and by Season 2 was involved heavily in designing the look of some of our sets as an Assistant Art Director. In Season 2 my involvement included designing concepts for parts or all, of the exterior looks for a handful of the hero sets, as well as the exterior shops/streets of fictional Luverne MN.


Especially heavy was my involvement in the exterior look of the iconic set for Season 2, “The Waffle Hut” and “Bud’s Meats”.  My involvement also included contributing to the design of a few interior locations transformed to our film needs. There were large amounts of interior and exterior graphics as well, for the sets and for designing our hero Props.

Season 2 received a Primetime Creative Emmy nomination for Production Design, meaning for the design and look of the film (our work was recognized in an Emmy).

The Series hosted a long string of notable stars, including Martin Freeman, BillyBob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Oliver Platt, Adam Goldberg, Jeffrey Donovan, Patrick Wilson, Adam Arkin, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemens, Jean Smart, Patrick Williams, Ted Danson, Brad Garrett, Kieran Culkin, among others. 

On a Dreamworks mini-series for television, I was the Principal Researcher for the Series as as Assistant Art Director. This production was also nominated for a Primetime Creative Emmy for Production Design.


I’ve worked in the agency world for one of Western Canada's largest design/advertising firms as well as working on contract for others including an international agency with a local office (Ogilvy & Mather). For Ogilvy & Mather I desgined their website, and worked with the advertising team creating ads for Telus. I was offered a position with them to set up a Design Department within their advertising agency.


I’ve worked in various applications, including but not limited to: Web Design, Branding, Corporate Annual Reports, Packaging Design, Advertising, Magazine Design/Art Direction, Motion Graphics, and Film Title Design (and film credits design, film poster design).


Through a one-person studio over the years, I’ve also serviced clients, sometimes teaming up with other creatives and/or freelance Account Executives. Much of this work was for the Oil & Gas sector and the entertainment sector, but there were also small startups and local businesses.



As a practicing visual artist, I work with conceptual and figurative sculpture applications, video documentary, and large-scale photo based work.  I am particularly interested in story. 


An Alberta Foundation for the Arts Visual Arts Project Grant funded a documentation of the stories of New Immigrants to Canada in Video and in Sculpture, from those who came from difficult pasts. One of the short documentaries had received requests to be included  in the curriculum and resources of George Brown College (Ontario) and the University of Kings College (Ontario).

My studio had resided with the Burns Visual Arts Society (BVAS) for 7 years, one of Canada’s oldest Artist Co-ops. The Glenbow Museum has archived our work.


I’ve recently shown conceptual sculpture work in New York in a Juried show, and have had representation locally in our Calgary Galleries, for sculpture and photography. I recently was asked to start the Canadian Chapter of the New York Studio School Alumni Association.


I studied Drawing with a Professor from the Academy of Leningrad, Russia, and have passed on this master drawing knowledge to teens, via teaching CBE art curriculum at a Calgary private school, rated in the top 10 in Canada for academics, as well as through the summer Continuing Education Program for teens with AUArts. I have also taught conceptual sculpture in various media to teens through AUArts Continuing Education. I hav taught Figurative Clay Sculpture (adult) through AUArts Continuing Education and through the Red Deer College Summer Series. I’ve held sculpture workshops for artists and artist groups such as the Federation of Canadian Artists.


For the Calgary private school, I helped orchestrate a school-wide project based learning exhibition for which I brought in film personnel to work with the students on their designs and construction. The resulting exhibition culminated in Channel 2&7 Media coverage, and a Press Conference at the School by the Former Ministry of Education. I also organized a cultural/arts trip to New York for the Art10-30 students. I taught there for one year during a Screenwriter’s strike in the film industry.



RESEARCH  (selected) 


Main Researcher for the Steven Spielberg Film Production “Into the West”  Mini-Series (6 Two-hour movies for Television)  2004

Winner of 2 Primetime Emmy Awards and 16 Emmy Nominations including Outstanding Art Direction (2006)

Milton Glaaser, Design Discourse | Graphic Design Workshop, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York  1995

New York Studio School | Figurative Anatomical Study | Sculpture Marathon |  Bruce Gagnier, Chris Cairns, Ed Smith  2004

New York Studio School | Figurative Anatomical Study | Sculpture Marathon |  Bruce Gagnier  2020




2016   Art Directors Guild Awards (L.A.) | Nomination : Contribution to Excellence in Production Design for 
         Television Movie or Mini-Series. (Fargo Television Series, Season 2)


2015   Art Directors Guild Awards (L.A.) | Nomination : Contribution to Excellence in Production Design for 
         Television Movie or Mini-Series  (Fargo Television Series, Season 1) 


2005   Art Directors Guild Awards (L.A.) | Nomination : Contribution to Excellence in Production Design for 
         Television Movie or Mini-Series (A Stephen Spielberg Production)

1998   Golden Sheaf Award | Yorkton International Film Festival | Best Art Direction 
          (Shown at the New York MOMA)     


1999   AMPIA | Nomination : Best Art Direction Feature Film


1998   IRIS | Best Art Direction Music Video




Art Director / Assistant Art Director | Hollywood Films and Television Productions by Producers (selected) :

Steven Spielberg, Brad Pitt, Disney, Warner Bros., Cohen Bros., Ridley Scott, MGM, MTV, Fox Entertainment, CBS, ABC

Film Production Designer | Feature Films + Art Film Short


Designer/Art Director | Television Commercials  | Television Shows


Graphic Designer | Hollywood Films and Television Productions 




​PRODUCTION DESIGNER  (Film Designer and Set Designer )

2003   THE GIRL WHO MARRIED A GHOST | Feature Film    


1998   BAD MONEY | Feature Film | Nomination Best Art Direction, AMPIA 2000

1998   BEAUTY CROWDS ME | Art Film | Won Best Art Direction Golden Sheaf 
          Shown at New York MOMA (Museum of Modern Art)

(Assistant to the Production Designer, Art Direction, Graphic Design)


2015   FARGO | T.V. Mini-Series, Season 2, MGM Studios, Producers : Cohen Brothers, Warren Littlefield, Noah Hawley        

           Starring : Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Jesse Plemens,  Brad Garrett, Adam Arkin (Adam Arkin  
          also directed a few of the episodes of Fargo Seaon 2).


           This season was nominated for 36 Emmy nominations, and won 3 Emmies, Critics Choice award, American Film 
          Institute Award, Dorian Award, Peabody Award.   
          I received a Nomination for the Art Director’s Guild Award for “Contribution to Excellence in Production Design” (L.A.) 

           This season also received a Primetime Creative Emmy Award nomination for the Design.


2014    FARGO | T.V. Mini-Series, Season 1, MGM Studios, Producers : Cohen Brothers, Warren Littlefield, Noah Hawley     
           Starring : Martin Freeman, BillyBob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Oliver Platt, Adam Goldberg, Jeffrey Donovan, 
           Patrick Wilson.


           This Season was nominated for 18 Emmy awards and won 2 Emmies for Outstanding Mini-Series and   
          Outstanding  Directing. It also won Golden Globe Awards for Best Mini-Series or Television Film. Most of my work on this 
          Series was Graphic Design, especially as relates to hero props, and to our sets.

            I received a Nomination for the Art Director’s Guild Award for “Contributon to Excellence in Production Design (L.A.) 


2013    FORSAKEN | Feature Film, Rollercoaster Entertainment | Assistant Art Director

            Starring : Kiefer Sutherland, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox 

2013   KLONDIKE | T.V. Mini-Series, Discovery Channel, Producer : Ridley Scott | Graphic Designer

           Primetime Emmy Award Nomination for Best Miniseries.  Starring : Tim Roth, Sam Shepard.


2012   RACE TO SAVE NOME | Feature Film, Freedom Films (Pre-Production), Freedom Films | Graphic Designer


2010   HEARTLAND | Television Series, CBC | Graphic Designer

2010   LOST HOLIDAY: THE JIM & SUZANNE SHEMWELL STORY” |  T.V., Lifetime Television | Graphic Designer


2009   12 MEN OF CHRISTMAS | T.V., Fox Entertainment, Starring : Josh Hopkins | Assistant Art Director

2008   HIGH NOON | T.V., Lifetime Movie Network, Starring : Emilie De Ravin, Ivan Sergei | Assistant Art Director

2008   NORTHERN LIGHTS | T.V., Lifetime Movie Network, Starring : LeAnn Riimes, Eddie Cibrian | Assistant Art Director

2006   EVEREST | T.V. Miniseries, CBC, Starring : Jason Priestly, William Shatner | Assistant Art Director


2006   CAROLINA MOON | T.V., Lifetime Movie Network, Starring Claire Forlani, Oliver Hudson | Assistant Art Director


2006   ANGELS FALL, T.V. | Lifetime Movie Network, Starring : Heather Locklear, Johnathon Schaech | Assistant Art Director


2006   RESURRECTING THE CHAMP | Feature Film, Phoenix, Starring : Josh Hartnett, Samuel L. Jackson | Graphic Designer


          / Plan B Entertainment | First Assistant Art Director / Second Art Director   
          Producers: Ridley Scott, Brad Pitt. Starring : Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Sam Rockwell, Jeremy Renner, 
          Paul Schneider

​           This production was nominated for 2 Oscars, with another 66 award nominations with 25 wins.


2004   INTO THE WEST, T.V. Miniseries, Dreamworks Television / TNT – Producer : Stephen Spielberg | 
          Assistant Art Director + Main Researcher
          This production was nominated for 16 Emmy Awards and Won 2 Emmies.
          It also received a Primetime Creative Emmy nomination for the Design (“Outstanding Art Direction”).
          I received a Nomination with the Art Director’s Guild Award for “Contribution to Excellence in Production Design”           

2004   LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE | T.V. Miniseries, ABC Entertainment / Walt Disney Studios | Assistant Art Director

2003   A PROBLEM WITH FEAR | Feature Film, Burns Film Ltd. | Assistant Art Director

2003   CHASING FREEDOM | T.V., Blueprint Entertainment, Starring : Juliette Lewis | Assistant Art Director

2003   HOLLYWOOD WIVES, THE NEXT GENERATION | T.V. Producer : Jackie Collins, Starring : Farrah Fawcett | 
          Graphic Designer


2003   WORD OF HONOR | T.V., Warner Home Video, Starring : Don Johnson | Assistant Art Director

2002   BURN: A ROBERT WRAIGHT STORY | T.V., CTV | Assistant Art Director

2001   WASTED | MTV Networks, Starring: Nick Stahl | Assistant Art Director 

2000   FOR ALL TIME | CBS/Rosemont Productions International Limited | Assistant Art Director / Art Director
          Starring : Mark Harmon, Mary McDonnell 


1999-2000   CAITLIN’S WAY | TELEVISION SERIES, Nickelodeon / Lynch Entertainment  | Assistant Art Director / Art Director




2000   Carma
1999   Telus
1999   Shaw Cable
1998   Local Heros
1998   ALS Society 



ART DIRECTOR / DESIGNER | TELEVISION SPECIALS  (Description: Art Director and Set Designer)  


1998   CMT Screening Room, Television Weekly Special, CMT Canada       

1998   Video Cafe, Television Special, CMT Canada




2001   Ad Rodeo, Calgary Advertising Awards Show, Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB





2002 – Chatelaine Magazine, Home Focus




2002   Aboriginal Screenwriters Workshop, Banff Center For The Arts  | A program initiated by Jordan Wheeler of North of 60. Aboriginal applicants are selected from across N. American to participate in a Screenwriting intensive for episodic television. In smaller time portions, applicants participate over a period of 3 years to create their own Bible and then see it realized by watching a film crew film one of their scenes. Footage is edited, and shown in a screening. Sets are created, actors are hired, a director is hired, sound crew etc.  I came on as the Designer/Art Director for Sets and Props. Aboriginal Film Interns worked alongside seasoned film professionals. Applicants included an Advertising Copy Writer from Vancouver, a Special Effects Makeup Film Professional from L.A., for example.





1997   Jan Arden Label : Big Hip Records | Lin Elder | Sorry For Your Heart 

1997   Jan Arden Label : Big Hip Records | Maei Moore | Free to Love Me

1996   Karl Roth | Everybody Wants to Be a Cat | Cracker Films | Award : Best Art Direction Music Video, IRIS 1998

GRAPHIC DESIGN : 1994 - 2020


Graphic Designer/Assistant Art Director : Film and Television Productions | by Producers (selected) : Disney, MGM Studios, MTV, Cohen Brothers, Lifetime Television, Discovery Channel.


Graphic Designer/Art Director : Corporate and Advertising Design. 

Clients (selected): Telus Communications, Canadian Airlines, Gulf Canada Resources Limited, CN Railway, 
Health Canada, TransCanada Pipelines, Royal Trust, Corus Entertainment.  

Mediums (including but not limited to): Branding, Web Design, Corporate Annual Reports, Corporate Identity and Design, Film Title Design (and Credits Design), Packaging Design, Advertising: Indoor and Outdoor, Advertising Print Ads, Advertising Campaigns, Magazine Design/Art Direction, Motion Graphics.


Agencies :               Parallel Strategies 1994 – 1996 

                                Brown Communications  |  2000 - 2001

Contract Work :       Agencies : Ogilvy & Mather (Calgary Office), Planet Creative, Venture Communications, 
                               Result Communications | 1996-2000

Freelance Work :     J. Bagley Design Associates | 1996-2000, 2001-2021



ACAD | Alberta College of Art & Design | Faculty, School of Communication Design | 2010-2018
AUArts | Alberta University of the Arts | Faculty, School of Communication Design | 2019-2021



Summer 2015 – 2018 | Adult Clay Figurative Sculpture
Summer 2015  - 2015 | Teen Conceptual Sculpture
Summer 2017 – 2019 | Teen Drawing Techniques of the Masters 


Summer 2013 – 2017 | Adult Clay Figurative Sculpture 



2007- 2008  |  Masters Academy and College | Calgary AB | Private High School + Middle School 
Ranked in the Top 10 in Canada | Grades 10-12 (Art 10, 20, 30) + Grades 6-9 (Graphic Design, Set Design, Art)


Developed and Taught Curriculum | Organized an Arts Trip to New York for High School Students


I helped orchestrate a school wide project-based academic learning exhibition, which included bringing in Film Industry Personnel to work with the students. The resulting exhibition culminated in Channel 2&7 Media coverage, and a Press Conference at the School by the Former Ministry of Education.



2020 | NYSS, New York, NY : New York Studio School 2020  Alumni Exhibition

2018 | NYSS, New York, NY : X Marks the Spot : Women of the New York Studio School  (Juried)

2018 | Gallerie Richard, New York, NY : Buy What You Love (Fundraiser)

2017 | Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton, AB : “True North : Celebrating Canada 150”

2017 | Leighton Centre, Calgary, AB : Spontaneous Combustion : Burns Visual Arts Society Exhibition

2016 | ArtsPlace, Canmore, AB (Juried) :Eye On Canmore 

2016 | The Edge Gallery, Calgary, AB (Juried): I Love Inglewood

2015 | Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB  : Faculty Show

2014 | Bosi Contemporary Art, New York, NY  : Buy What You Love (Fundraiser)

2014 | Whyte Museum, Banff, AB : “Portraiture”  (Juried)
           (Including work by: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Evan Penny, Chris Cran, Chris Flodberg)

2014 | Passage Gallery, Calgary, AB (Juried) : Still Burning : 35thAnniversary Exhibition, Burns Visual Arts Society

2014 | Jayne Creighton Design, Calgary, AB : Surface Works

2013 | Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY : Buy What You Love (Fundraiser)

2013 | Jayne Creighton Design, Calgary, AB : Surface Works

2012 | HOLE, New York, NY : Buy What You Love (Fundraiser)

2011 | AXIS Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, AB  |  Duo (Juried) : Temporary Showroom


2011 | Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary AB  | Mini-documentary series and figurative sculptures | Solo (Juried)


2010 | Jack Sahinman Gallery, New York, NY : Buy What You Love (Fundraiser)


2009 | Colors Battistella, Calgary, AB   : Untitled Art Society : Collections

2008 | Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, AB (Juried)  : International Figure Exhibition  

2007 | Untitled Art Society, Calgary, AB  (Juried)   : Post Miniature Exhibition

2007 | UpperCase Gallery, Calgary, AB  (Juried) : The Shatner Show


2007 | Arthouse, Calgary, AB : Recycle

2006 | Arthouse, Calgary, AB : The Velvet Love 


2006 | Untitled Art Society, Calgary, AB | Duo (Juried) : Italia

2003 | Sugar Estate Gallery, Calgary, AB | Solo (Juried) : About Face : Metaphorical Portraits


1996 | Design Exchange, Toronto, ON 1996 (Juried) : Directions ’98, Annual Showcase of Advertising + Design in Canada





Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA)  | Visual Arts Project Grant  2008




Wellcome Trust | London, UK | Graphic Design | https://search.wellcomelibrary.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sjackie%20bagley__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&suite=cobalt

U.S. National Library of Medicine, Digital Collections | Graphic Design | https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/catalog/nlm:nlmuid-101454652-img


Ester Krasnow   (Sculpture)

Hotel Arts | Calgary, AB (Photography)





UPPERCASE MAGAZINE | “Performance : Making it Come Alive : Design for Film and Television”, Issue #31, Oct 2016, P.75.


NATIONAL POST | Cover Story: “What is Canadian?; Simply Shatner.”
“How to explain the cultural phenomenon that is William Shatner? A Calgary Art Exhibit tries”.

(covering the Shatner Show : photograph features the Shatner Sculpture I created for the Show).  Kevin Libin, Jun 30, 2007


THE SHATNER SHOW | Hard Cover Book | 76 Artists from Canada and the U.S., (Juried)

Curated by Janine VanGool editor of UpperCase magazine, and Owner UpperCase Gallery | Jun 2007


CALGARY HERALD |  “Macho Image Poster could help reduce teen smoking”, Interview with Nancy Tousley
Jan 20, 1994   Cover Insert, and Pg A17.



GOMEDIA CANADA | A Group of International Journalists | BVAS Studio Tour and Interview  | Oct 2018


ARTLAND | Television’s Tour of America’s Art. Mame McCutchin + Toby Amies. Featuring the Shatner Show in one episode. 2007


CBC NEWSWORLD | (Shatner Show Coverage + close-up of Shatner sculpture)  Jun 16-18  2007


GLOBAL TELEVISION (CALGARY) | The News Channel : Interview with Gill Tucker. Jun 4 2007


BRAVO | Story on the Calgary Art Scene. Featuring the 2-person Show: Italia  Mar 2006


CHANNEL 2&7, BREAKFAST EDITION (CALGARY) | (Featuring Advertising Poster for the Canadian 
Cancer Society) Feb 1994          



“Up Till Now! The Autobiography | William Shatner” | "I’d even been honored as the subject of an entire art show – about seventy six artists created original pieces about me for an exhibition and book called The Shatner Show…. It is an astonishing collection, with pieces made from a variety of materials -  including a bust made of LEGOs and **another one of clay, limestone, artificial ferns, and plumbing pieces. So I’ve seen myself in plastic and **plumbing."

**William Shatner makes reference to my sculpture of him for the Shatner Show, in his autobiography.


St. Martins Press Published 2008 Hardcover ISBN - 10:0312372655    




IATSE212 (International Film Union)

Sculptors’ Association of Alberta

Burns Visual Arts Society
New York Studio School Alumni Association




Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) | 1990 – 1994  (B.Des. upgrade 2015)


Student Awards : 

1994  ACAD Board of Governor’s Award, Nominee | ACAD

1994  Illingworth Kerr Travel/Study Scholarship | ACAD

1994  Verna Reid Humanities Award | ACAD

1992  Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, Government of Alberta  ($2,000) | ACAD

1991  Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, Government of Alberta  ($3,000) } ACAD


Additional Study :    

1991-1994    Private Tutorage in Drawing | Anna Loseva | Professor of Drawing and Painting, Academy of Leningrad, Russia

1998             SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) | Architectural Drafting (1 course)

2001             ACAD | Macromedia Director (Motion Software)
2004             NYSS | New York Studio School | Sculpture Marathon | with Bruce Gagnier, Chris Cairns




FILM | IATSE 212 (Film Union) |  Portfolio Review Committee
ART | New York Studio School (NYSS) Alumni Association  | Canadian Chapter | Lead
POST-SECONDARY | Alberta University of the Arts Faculty Association (AUAFA)  |  Communications Officer