Nothing to Declare – Set Design

Fraser McLean, the man responsible for our set design and layout. Where to start, Fraser is amazing, there is literally nothing that Fraser doesn’t seem to know. An incredibly talented artist and draftsman in his own right he appears to have an almost photographic memory.

But back to the point in hand, Fraser is the Author of “Setting the Scene: The art and evolution of animation layout”. Every session with Fraser was a masterclass in layout and design


I love his “quick” blue sketches… there is something incredibly wonderful in seeing these information tools, that have a job to do that is more than look pretty.


Everything that is in the film has to serve a greater purpose. Each object is thought through and every location carefully chose to make the greatest use of the object. We make this world and everything in it, it takes time and energy… best make it the way we need it!