Gwendolyn Eve Witkin,
From Amsterdam, Holland, she moved to Syracuse University, NY to study Interior Design, Industrial Design, Architecture and Sculpture. After her apprenticeship as assistant Set Decorator in Los Angeles, on a large studio movie, she changed her major and graduated in Set Design for Theatre in 1990.
Gwendolyn then moved to LA, and during the first two years she worked on a number of Roger Corman movies, but kept her day-job with Hearst Entertainment and HBO for TV-series and movies of the week. From 1993 till 1997, she worked as an Art Director on major commercials such as Intel, Toyota, Lexus, MCI, BMW, Reebok and Nissan.
In 1997, Gwendolyn returned to Amsterdam, where she worked on the Production Design for the movie Karakter, that won the Oscar for best foreign movie that year. From 1998 till 2004 she was the Production Designer on several TV-series, movies, commercials, and theatre in Amsterdam and other European cities.
Having a great passion for traveling and other cultures, she made an extensive trip throughout South America, and a few years later Australia, Thailand and Laos.
During these years Gwendolyn also designed several interiors, commercial and residential projects, in Amsterdam and Thailand. In 2003 she was asked to teach Art Direction at the Artemis Academy in Amsterdam for a year, next to her freelance work as an Art Director.
After a great experience on the movie ‘Firefighter’, shot in Manhattan Gwendolyn decided to take up residency for a few years in New York City in 2004.
And soon after worked on the feature film ‘Order of Redemption’. After the five years in NYC, also designing sets for photography, and commercials, it was time to move back to Amsterdam.
Gwendolyn is now more focused towards interior styling with a huge passion for artwork and Art Direction for photography.