A 1987 Minnesota State University graduate, Curt Enderle has dazzled both the theater and cinema worlds with his art direction and sets designs. In 2001 he won an Emmy Award for his art direction in the stop-motion animation sitcom on UPN called Gary and Mike. Further on he was a set designer for ParaNorman and art director for the animated feature The Boxtrolls, both of them produced by Laika. His most recent project Isle of the Dogs is an animated feature directed by Wes Anderson following a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog.

In the theater world, Curt Enderle is known for his fabulous creations for MSU’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Angels in America stagings.

When talking about his work, the thing he loves most about his job is immersing himself in a time and place he wouldn’t otherwise, and finding people and places during the process he didn’t know existed.

He’s now freelancing, designing theater and still doing stop-motion animation work near his home in Portland, Ore.

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