Dawn Brown

Dawn Brown is a member of both the Set Designers and Illustrators crafts in the Art Directors Guild. Her credits include Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, and The Hunger Games. She was in the art department for Alice in Wonderland and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, both films won Academy Awards for Production Design. Her set design work is currently featured in the event series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Brown recently moved behind the camera to start telling stories of her own, wearing many hats as writer, director, and producer. She is the creator of the award-winning animated series, House of Monsters, which ran on El Rey network television. She is the Eisner-nominated creator of the comic book series, Little Red Hot, published by Image Comics.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/15


The Women: Illustrators of the ADG

Saturday 10/15 4:20PM - 5:20PM Room 208

Art Directors Guild, Sienne Josselin, Dawn Brown, Danelle Davenport, Jasmine Alexia Jackson, Frankie Smith, Talia Spencer, IATSE Local 800

Six Women Illustrators of the Art Director’s Guild share how to be a fearless female voice while navigating the crafts of storyboarding, concept art, and pre-visualization. This diverse group of artists will discuss how they leverage their skills to help create and tell an authentic story as they share their personal journeys, professional experiences, and artwork from movies, TV, and commercials. You’ll hear how they stay creatively engaged and motivated, and their advice on how to dive into the industry head on.

Moderated by Sienne Josselin (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”, “Chief Of War”). Panelists include: Dawn Brown (Alita: Battle Angel, Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Danelle Davenport (Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Tomorrow War, Baby Driver), Jasmine Alexia Jackson (BP2: Wakanda Forever, “Station Eleven”, The Inspection), Frankie Smith (The Perfection, “The Letter for the King”, Broken Lizard), and Talia Spencer (The Matrix 4, Wicked, Borderlands).