With a reputation for strong décors and design aesthetic, Emma Fairley is a detail oriented Production Designer who comes from the multi-layered European tradition of decorating with narrative. She has contributed to high profile campaigns in Europe and the US, and has been nominated for numerous Best Production Designer Award with the Art Director’s Guild for her work with Coldplay (2015), Madonna (2016), and Arianna Grande/Miley Cyrus/Lana Del Rey (2019). Emma recently wrapped filming on the Netflix series Clark starring Bill Skarsgard. Her most recent feature is the award winning Lords of Chaos directed by Jonas Åkerlund. Other film credits are the Netflix /DC comics film Polar starring Mads Mikkelson and Vanessa Hudgens.
Emma designed her first feature, “The Anniversary Party” in collaboration with directors Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming. The film accrued international attention and won Best Independent Film (Spirit Awards) and “Un certain Regard” at Cannes. Emma then spent three years in France where she curated a sensibility for theatrical trends in fashion and advertising. Emma has worked in close collaboration with reputable directors. The dimension and strength of her work relies on historical references, contemporary ideas in fashion, and a fearlessness in color and originality. Emma would say that fabric, color and texture plays the largest role in her sets. Emma is based in Los Angeles and works worldwide. She is fluent in French, Spanish, and English.