Photograph by Thomas Molash

About me

Julia Carusillo is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, having earned her MFA in Production Design in Fall 2013. She earned her BFA in Art Direction at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2011. 

Julia most recently completed production design and props design on the short film 'Roberta's Living Room', filmed outside of Chicago and currently in post-production.  She is concurrently working for Quarter20 where she provides graphic design and experiential design services for client Converse. Previously,  Julia worked as an art director on National Geographic children's television show 'Weird but True', where she designed, engineered and built props, machine and set pieces entirely from cardboard and paper.  Julia has also held the title of  Associate Creative Director at Revel Decor in Chicago where she brought her passion for experiential design and theatrical scenery to life through pre-visualization and execution of large scale events for corporate clients. Julia also founded and runs  Salad Days Pins where she designs and sells history, art history and feminism-themed enamel pins.

Julia is obsessed with theme parks, film, architecture, Vergil's Æneid, Fellini and Bergman, NBC's 'Community', alt comedy, Berlin, illustration, Italian cooking, miniatures, pop culture, feminism, Southern Gothic, travel, adventure, punk rock, weimaraners, Savannah and going to the movies. 

Julia has interned for Universal Orlando, Herschend Family Entertainment, Gawker Media and R@dical Media. Prior to working at Revel Decor she freelanced as an exhibition designer with Luci Creative, whilst working on a number of freelance productions for Steppenwolf Theater, Raven Theater and Halcyon Theatre in Chicago. She can be reached at