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June 13, 2013

Barbara Cassel, Art Directors and Set Decorators

After earning a B.A. in Fine Art from Boston University, Barbara Cassel moved to Chicago, and then to New York City, where she worked in contract interior design. In 1979 she moved to Los Angeles and continued her work in interior design. In 1988 she got a call to be a set decorator buyer on her first feature film. She then began to decorate for television, which she has been loving ever since. Cassel has worked on many series, including Without a Trace, Boston Public, Vegas and Hung. In 2007 she received a Primetime Emmy in 2007 for her work on Tony Bennett: An American Classic with renowned production designer John Myhre. She was a member of the Art Directors/Set Decorators Peer Group Executive Committee from 2005-2008, and is now honored to serve as governor.

After earning a B.A. in Fine Art from Boston University, Barbara Cassel moved to Chicago, and then to New York City, where she worked in contract interior design. In 1979 she moved to Los Angeles and continued her work in interior design. In 1988 she got a call to be a set decorator buyer on her first feature film. She then began to decorate for television, which she has been loving ever since. Cassel has worked on many series, including Without a Trace, Boston Public, Vegas and Hung. In 2007 she received a Primetime Emmy in 2007 for her work on Tony Bennett: An American Classic with renowned production designer John Myhre. She was a member of the Art Directors/Set Decorators Peer Group Executive Committee from 2005-2008, and is now honored to serve as governor.

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