Berlin, Germany. oliviasauerwein@gmail.com


Collaborated closely with set designers, painters, prop masters, art directors and clients to realize their vision and requirements. Research, source, scout and acquire props from local prop houses and retail establishments. Distress/paint props. Style and arrange props on stage and or shooting locations. Developed strong multi-tasking and problem-solving skills to exceed expectations despite extremely narrow time and budget constraints.


Worked productively with set designers, painters, prop masters, directors, and lighting designers. Researched, procured, made, styled, and arranged props on stage and in shooting locations.


Lead stylist, Hello Fresh. Berlin Germany 2017 to present
History of Cars- TV series for the History Chanel. Providence RI 2017. Production Designer Tara Pavoni. Set Decorator/Buyer
The Polka King- Pawtucket RI 2016 Directed by Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky Costume design
Once and future City Documentary for the Lowell Boot Museum. Aperture film production. Set decorator/props2013
Great Minds Think Alike:Darwin, Wallace and the Solution to Life’s Greatest Mystery Half hour film for Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Set decorator/props. 2013
Infinitely Polar Bear Assistant prop master - Providence Rhodes Island 2013, Directed by Maya Forbes
Moonrise Kingdom Rhode Island 2011 Directed by Wes Anderson, Set Dressing. Lead Set dresser: Robert Schnig Schnleinig.
Loosies Providence/Cranston RI 2010 directed by Michael Corrente, Set dresser. Lead set dresser Kent Lanigan.
Body of Evidence Providence RI 2010 ABC tv pilot, Set Dresser. Lead Set dresser Jeff Schneider.
The Town Massachusetts, USA 2009 Directed by Ben Affleck, Set Dresser. Lead Set Dresser Jeff Schneider.
The Fighter Lowell MA. USA 2009. Directed by David O. Russell, Construction coord. Kurt Smith.
The City of Lost Children Paris, France 1995. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. Produced by Claudie Ossard Production.
Cosmopolitan, Figaro. (Magazines) Paris, France 2000-2001. Stylist for Priscille Dorgeval.
Natreen. Paris, France 1997. Produced by Orange Film for TV advertisment.
Les Tetes Couronnees. Paris, France 1996. Produced by Banco Production for television.
La Rancon du Chien. Paris, France 1996. Directed by Peter Kassovitz. Produced by Raspail & Compagnie.
Cognac-jay. Paris, France 1993. Directed by Laurent Heynemann. Produced by Image & Compagnie.


Brown University, Part time Prop Designer 2013
Advertisement - Blue Cross Blue Shield Prop Master, Rhode Island, 2013
Moses Brown School “Once Upon a Mattress” Set designer, construction, scenic painting, props.Providence RI, 2012 "MULAN" Set designer, construction, scenic painting, props 2013
Trinity Repertory Theatre. “Christmas Carol” on call painter, designer Philip Creetch. Providence Ri 2011
Edison Theater “Love, Bukowski” directed by Joanne Gordon, set design:Danila Korogodsky.CA 2005
Spoleto Festival. “Die Vogel”, by Walter Braunfels. Charleston, SC, 2005. Directed by Jonathan Eaton. Set Designed by Danila Korogodsky.
Edison Theater. “Medea” by Euripides. Long Beach, CA, 2005. Directed by David Bridel. Set Designed by Danila Korogodsky.
South Coast Repertory Theatre. “A Naked Girl on the Appian Way” by Richard Greenberg. Costa Mesa, CA, 2005. Directed by Mark Rucker. Set Designed by Tony Fanning. “The Clean House” by Sarah Ruhl. Costa Mesa, CA, 2005. Directed by Kate Whoriskey. Set Designed by Rachel Hauck.
Long Beach Performing Art Center. Touring Broadway shows,”Grease”,“Stomp” Long Beach CA, 2005 Stage props/stage setup crew.
Opera Providence. “Cinderella” by Gioacchino Rossini. Providence, RI, 2002. Directed by Joe Bascetta.
Theater Atlantic. Set designer. “Le Crime Anglais” by Therry Bourcy. Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 1998. Directed by Olivier Peissel.
Trinity Repertory Theatre. On call assistant painter:Katherine Lovell/Philip Creech – lighting: Deb Sollivan Providence, RI, 1998-2002.


Senior Stylist - Joss & Main / Wayfair Photo Studio Framingham MA, 2014 to 2015
Designs by Lolita. Artist designer/stylist/photographer, Freelance Providence RI. 2012 to 2014
Swan Design. Providence, RI 1999-2003. Design and fabrication of games and products derived from Fisher Price and Sesame Street toys/characters. Sketching, modeling, mold making, tirage, and hand painting.
Nightclub Metropolis. Providence, RI 1999. Interior Designer. Design, sketching, fabrication, and welding of front door, bar, lamps, and DJ booth made with metatalic parts in a “Metropolis”-inspired design.
La Comedie Francaise. “La Tempete” Paris, France 1998. Directed by Daniel Mesguich. Assistant model maker of marionettes, and molds for 4.5’ marionettes.
Retail for –C-F-O-C Companie Francaise de l’Orient et de la Chine-Paris France. Interior design, 1997-98.
Les Bains-douches. (exclusive Parisian nightclub) Paris, France 1995. Temporary design for three “theme” parties, styling and dressing walls of the nightclub.


RISD, Lecture. Providence RI 2010 - 2011. Lecture for Jean Blackburn -3D Illustration- class Illus 5275 Subject: The relationship between my artwork and my job as a set dresser.
RISD Museum of Art. Providence, RI 2003-2004. Art Installator. Construction and demolition of gallery spaces and displays. Packing/unpacking, transporting, and installing of artwork (sculpture, painting, photography, furniture, architecture, and installation pieces); lighting and arranging of displayed artwork in gallery spaces.
Richard Fleischner. Providence RI, 2010-2012. Assistant of multiple projects.
Roberto Julio Bessin. Sculptor. Wickford RI, 2002-2003. Assistant for fabrication of monumental 24’tall, 1500lb sculpture commissioned by the Tokinosumika Resort in Gotemba, Japan and erected at the base of Mount Fuji. MIG welded ¼, 5/16, and 3/8 silicon bronze round bar, approximately 30,000 welds in 30 miles of .035” silicon bronze wire.
Frida Baranek. Sculptor. Paris, France 1996-1998. Assistant for fabrication of monumental sculptures and installation. Worked with metal, glass, latex, canvas, sisal. Work size went from 150cm high to 600cm high. Worked closely with artist, discussed and fabricated the artwork.
Phillipe Anthonioz. Sculptor. Paris, France 1992-1993. Assistant for fabrication of furniture in bronze (including a table for Eric Clapton), fabrication of monumental sculptures (7 to 8 feet high) in plaster and metal, including sculptural presentations for a private exhibition of jewelry for Chanel, in Coco Chanel’s apartment, as published in Vogue Décor.


RISD. Continuing Ed. Providence RI 2008. Took course in Digital Photography.
California State University. Long Beach CA 2005-2006. Attended MFA program in Set Design.
Centre de Formation Professionelle des Techniciens du Spectacle. Paris, France 1996. Internship (Cinematic and Theatrical Thechnician).
ECV. Paris France 1989-1992. School of Graphic Design. Undergrad.
ESAG Met de Penninghen. Paris, France 1988 1989. School of Graphic Design. Undergrad.
Ecole Philippe Briguaud, Studio 34. Paris, France 1987-1988. Acting School. Undergrad.
Centre Americain. Paris France 1986-1987. Acting school. Undergrad.


Macintosh. Adobe Photoshop. Microsoft Word.
French. English. Italian.

Selected Exhibitions

Buonaccorsi+Agniel Gallery. “YES!” Providence RI, 2012
Gallery Agniel. “Music Box.” Providence, RI 2002.
Gallery Agniel. “Recadrage.” 1998.
La Comedie. “Couleure.” Paris, France 1998.
Chez Chimene. “Candelabre.” Paris, France 1997.


5Traverse. “Street scenes” 2009.
Gallery Agniel. “Les Mannequins.” 2005.
The Providence Preservation Society. “Most Endangered Properties” exhibit. Photography. Providence, RI 2007.
AS220. Sculpture. Providence, RI 2003.
Gallery Agniel. “Body of Work,” a survey of contemporary art in Providence, RI. 2003-2002.
Dirt Palace. Screening of short film, “Diva.” Providence, RI 2002.
AS220. “Healing Battered Spirits Through the Arts,” benefit for Sojourner House. 2002.
Go West: A Celebration of Art and Architecture. Benefit for West Broadway Neighborhood Association. Curated by Sara Agniel. Providence RI 2002.
White Electric. “Voila Box.” Providence, RI 2002.
Art Beat Tour. Artists’ Studios and Homes. Benefit for AIDS Care Ocean StateProvidence,1999
Rocket Dog Studio. “Candelabres.” Providence, RI 1999.
Gallery Janos. “Candelabres.” Paris, France 1997.