Isona Rigau

Isona Rigau


Art director, production designer and set designer in London, England

About Isona

I am a 2012 Production Design graduate of the UK National Film and Television School. I have designed a number of award-winning films such as "Morning" (Winner at the Irish Film and Television Awards (BIFTA), "Z1" (BIFA winner for Best Short Film, Locarno International Film Festival), the stop motion animation "Miss Todd" (Student Academy Award 2013 Winner), which gave me the opportunity to design and build miniature 3d environments and made me earn a few prizes for Best achievement in art in various Film Festivals.
Since I graduated, I’ve been working in the art department of big studio films such as "Cinderella" (Disney), designed by Dante Ferretti at Pinewood Studios, "Everest", "Beauty & the Beast" (Disney), "The Jungle Book: Origins" (Warner Brothers), directed by Andy Serkis or Marvel's "Dr. Strange", starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

I now feel like I’ve gained enough experience to put myself forward as a designer, helping to visualise identity and narrative through still and moving image in commercials, music videos and narrative pieces.
I have a really hands on approach and I consider myself a highly creative and resourceful professional. My attention to detail drives a visual competence in composition, set building and dressing as well as a meaningful use of colour. I feel I thrive in the collaborative environment of the film set and I can combine a technical and creative approach to storytelling, producing powerful images to complement both the brief and the director’s vision.
I enjoy any opportunity to create imagery that supplements a story or idea, and will continue to push to get the opportunity to work with highly creative professionals.

Name: Isona Rigau

Lives in: London, England


Occupation: Art Director, Production Designer and Set Designer


  • Jungle Book: Origins

    Jungle Book: Origins (2017)
    Film by Andy Serkis (Drama) Art department- Junior Draftsperson An orphaned boy is raised in the wild.

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast (2017)
    Film by Bill Condon (Fantasy, Romance and Musical) Art department- Junior Draftsperson An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange (2016)
    Film by Scott Derrickson (Adventure and Fantasy) Art department- Draftsperson After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

  • Everest

    Everest (2015)
    Film by Baltasar Kormákur (Adventure, Drama, Thriller, History and 1 More) Art department- Junior Draftsperson On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella (2015)
    Film by Kenneth Branagh (Drama, Family, Fantasy and Romance) Art department A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother out to ruin Ella's life. Ella comes one with her pure heart when she meets the prince and dances her way to a better life with glass shoes, and a little help from her fairy godmother, of course.

  • Foxes

    Foxes (2015)
    Film (short) by Mikel Gurrea (Drama and Family) Production designer, Art director On a rainy London evening, a young estate agent needs to juggle a big sale with taking care of his ten year old son. As Malcolm and Aron struggle to communicate, an urban fox follows them around.

  • Play

    Play (2013)
    Film (short) by Ben Goodger (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Production designer When a young couple push the boundaries of sexual adventure their scheme of blackmail and betrayal begins to take its toll. As their relationship starts to unravel, shocking events beyond their control force them to confront their tangled lives, offering the possibility of a new beginning before it's too late to turn back. Written by Anonymous

  • Woodland

    Woodland (2013)
    Film (short) by Frances Poletti (Crime, Drama, Fantasy and Thriller) Production designer WOODLAND is an exploration of non-linear film making, memory and fantasy are given just as much importance and immediacy as the present. As a young girl comes to terms with a trauma she has suffered, concepts of time are stretched, subverted and destabilised. Through the absence of dialogue, both naturalistic and non-naturalistic sounds are heightened by the sense of place, time, mood and the way in which the story is told. Similarly the camera moves fluidly between subjective and objective stances. The viewer travels through a familiar and yet indistinguishable world where the lines between memory, fantasy and reality converge.

  • Z1

    Z1 (2013)
    Film (short) by Gabriel Gauchet (Drama) Production designer Ruth and Guy's years of resentment, manipulation and maliciousness culminate in a bitter separation. Things spiral out of control when their ten year old son, Max, starts to behave abnormally.

  • Miss Todd

    Miss Todd (2013)
    Film (short) by Kristina Yee (Animation, Family, History and Musical) Production designer 1910 Aviation Meet, Mineola Flying Fields, New York City. Miss E. Lillian Todd - history's first female aeronautical engineer - is making last minute checks before her plane will take to the skies. She has fought many battles to make it onto the airfield today. However her biggest challenge is yet to come, as the day's proceedings don't go quite as anyone could have imagined. Written by Fran Poletti

  • Genet en el Raval

    Genet en el Raval (2013)
    TV Movie by Juan Caño Arecha (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew

  • One Chance

    One Chance (2013)
    Film by David Frankel (Biography, Comedy, Drama and Music) Art department The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for -- and ultimately winning -- Britain's Got Talent (2007).

  • Cheerful Weather for the Wedding

    Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
    Film by Donald Rice (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Art department The last summer, shown in major flashbacks, dashing archaeologist Joseph has brilliantly flirted with upper middle-class girl Annie Thatcham, delighting her cute naughty kid brother Jimmy and even her headless sister Dolly, yet antagonized their mother, stuck-up widow Thatcham. When Annie bluntly refused to accompany him on a Greek excavation, she was sent on Albanian holiday, met stuffy diplomat Owen and got engaged. At the wedding day, the sisters realize she's giving up on her best chance for happiness, and Joseph turns up, but the party guests and obligations keep getting in the way of actually talking it trough. Written by KGF Vissers

  • Morning

    Morning (2012)
    Film (short) by Cathy Brady (Drama) Production designer Mary wakes up on the sofa with a headache and stains on her clothes. She is grieving for her daughter, who has been murdered. A newspaper photographer knocks on her door and persuades her to let him in. Mary provides him with photos of her daughter and lets him take photos of herself. But she wants something in return. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall (2012)
    Film by Sam Mendes (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Art department When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows - aided only by field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris) - following a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves. Written by JoaoBond

  • Red in the Water

    Red in the Water (2010)
    Film (short) by Mikel Gurrea (Drama) Production designer The legend tells the hero cut off the head of Medusa and threw it to the water. However, the blood of that head became a red stone under the sea. That is the origin of coral. In the early 20Th century, a deaf fisherman will bring the myth to life.

  • Primo

    Primo (2008)
    Film (short) by Mikel Gurrea Production designer Egoist, weird, obscure...Primo is a different human being.


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