Vectorworks recently highlighted Morgan Lindsey Price, the 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship winner, who is currently making a name for herself as the set designer and assistant art director for the popular Netflix series, Glow.
After working on Are You Sleeping, Price received a text from a friend about the opportunity to work on Glow. She met with the art director, who loved her and hired her right away. “I was stoked because I am obsessed with the show, so it’s been very exciting,” says Price. “The art department is so talented. A lot of people have been here since season one, and they were very welcoming when I joined. It’s like a family. They are such a talented group of people and I feel really lucky and blessed to have stepped into this job.”
In the fast-paced television industry, Price has discovered that Vectorworks is a requirement for many of the shows she has worked on. “It’s easy for us to share files if we need to, and for the art director to quickly look at my work," she says. “I’m finding that, with TV, everything happens so fast. If the muscle memory isn’t there, I’m less likely to incorporate it until I practice it a few times.
“Play with the program in your free time," Price recommends. "I don’t know that a lot of people want to do that necessarily, but I feel like that’s been the best way for me to learn. Take the time on a weekend to just figure things out. I mean, I call myself a nerd, but I also am getting to work on an awesome show for Netflix because I have experience with Vectorworks.”
When asked about advice for the design scholarship in particular, Morgan encourages you, too: “Take chances even when you think it's beyond your grasp. I really didn't think we would win the scholarship, but here I am! I'm incredibly lucky and fortunate to be working with the people I get to work with today. But it took a lot of hard work and reaching out to anyone and everyone I met to just talk about the industry and hear their story. And by doing that, a few people took a chance and hired someone as green as I was and set everything in motion.”
Take a chance and submit an application to the 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Deadline is August 29.