Photograph by Thomas Molash


     Julia Carusillo is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, having earned her MFA in Production Design in the Fall of 2013, after graduating with her BFA in Art Direction from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 2011. Julia's MFA thesis project was based on her re-contextualization of the 1959 Brazilian film "Black Orpheus", setting the action of the magical realist script in a pair of religious sanctuaries sinking into Venice's Grand Canal. It's really lighthearted stuff! Her thesis can be found here.  Julia is currently an exhibit designer with SpaceHaus in Chicago. She is also an illustrator, and founded, runs and designs  Salad Days Pins, a line of history and mythology-themed enamel pins. Julia won Best Production Design at Islantilla Film Festival in Spain for her work on the short film “Roberta’s Living Room”.
    Julia is always looking to take on experimental projects, and has experience with a wide range of media, from gouache to cardboard to Sketchup. Julia's main interests are watching reality TV, reading books about the Romanov family, embroidering and, of course, going to the movies.
     Julia has interned for Universal Orlando, Herschend Family Entertainment, Gawker Media and R@dical Media. She has worked with Quarter20 and Luci Creative, as well as Steppenwolf Theater, Raven Theater and Halcyon Theatre in Chicago. She can be reached at