|With over 20 years of experience as a Production Designer, Gary Kordan has strengthened many television series through his distinct creative vision. |
Most recently, he completed the fifth and final season of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, a show beloved by critics and fans alike. Elevating the comedy sketches with his detailed designs and sets, Gary won a 2016 Art Directors Guild Award for the final season and was nominated for his first Primetime Emmy Award.
Gary’s production design was recently showcased on Comedy Central’s mini-series, Time Traveling Bong, created by and starring Broad City’s Ilana Glazer, and premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival.
Many of the highest profile comedic talents around have entrusted him to uplift their programs and specials, including The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @midnight hosted by Chris Hardwick, as well as Workaholics starring Blake Anderson, Adam Devine and Anders Holm.
In 2016, Kordan will continue to add to his impressive list of comedy projects, designing Netflix’s comedy special Reggie Watts: Spatial, as well as the Universal Pictures feature film What Now? starring Kevin Hart.
Gary’s production design has bolstered programs across a wide range of networks and genres including Amazon Prime's Just Add Magic and Betas; TV Land’s Teachers; and TruTv’s Those Who Can’t. He also created and produced E!’s #1 Single with Lisa Loeb. Gary’s other upcoming projects include two ABC pilots, Downward Dog (picked up to series) and Randall & Hilda are Not a Couple; along with Melissa McCarthy’s project for TV Land, Nobodies.
His interest in art and design began at a very early age. At just 10 years old, his father would bring him boxes of white card stock from his work, and Gary would use them to draw portraits and caricatures of everyone he knew. He went on to study illustration and fine arts at School of Visual Arts in New York, and during his junior year he worked on The Joan Rivers Show. This opportunity marked his starting point in the entertainment industry, and in 2001 Gary moved to Los Angeles to continue his rapid ascent.
Gary currently resides in LA with his photographer wife, two dogs, and a closet of black clothes.