President, Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800)

Mimi Gramatky’s skills reach beyond Production Design into interior and landscape architecture, theatre design, visual FX and animation, documentary filmmaking, and teaching. Having worked in the industry for more than three decades, her credits as Production Designer include Fatso (the short) for her mentor Ann Bancroft; Altered States and Superman 1 & 2 (VFX Executive); Miami Vice (Art Director); and now, embracing the 21st Century, Production Designer of the first all¬¬-union new media science fiction series, 10,000 Days and the virtual world of pilot Xxit. She has been a member of the ADG Board of Directors and is a past member of the ADG Council.

Gramatky is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University and is a Bush Fellow in theatre design, having interned at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis. In a parallel career, Mimi has developed and taught Production Design curriculum for more than two decades. She has been married for 27 years to Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator Geoff Stradling.

Speaker years: 
2013