Photography of Nina Lesznik standing in front of hanging film posters for her production design projects "Lockdown" and "Der Andere"

Production Design

A design discipline I enjoy working at since 2015

Made for

FR Entertainment Film & Fernsehproduktion GmbH + ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Director: Bogdana Vera Lorenz
Director of photography: Benjamin F. Wieg
Production Design: Carina Cavegn

ZAHLTAG (2017)
HFF München, Schöne neue Filme, hadifilm GbR
Director: Felix Kempter
Director of photography: Eugen Gritschneder
Production Design: Carina Cavegn

ceres Film und Fernseh GmbH in coproduction with HFF München
Director: Lukas Baier
Director of photography: Tilmann Wittneben
Production Design: Arabella Wunderlich

NEUESUPER GmbH on behalf of Bayrischer Rundfunk (BR) for ARD
Director: Boris Kunz
Director of photography: Volker Tittel
Production Design: Carina Cavegn

My Contribution

Production Design Assistance

Preliminary preparations and research, craft and design work, motif preparations and work on set. Realisation of set design concepts and production designs.

Production design is the creation and organization of the physical world surrounding a film story.

Photography of Nina Lesznik holding a lange film poster of her production design project "Zahltag"
Screenshot from "Zahltag" showing the main character looking into the camera
Screenshot from "Zahltag" showing the main character siting on his balcony

Fun Fact: This is my mother’s balcony

Screenshot from "Tatort Dreams" showing the main characters
Screenshot from "Tatort Dreams" showing glasses filled with blood

Fun Fact: It’s pure coincidence that my name is so present in the shot.
That was nobody’s intention. 

Screenshot from "Tatort Dreams" showing the main character looking on a glass

See the snail in the background? It’s an amazing artwork by Merlin Stadler.

Screenshot from "Tatort Dreams" showing a package for bullet casing
Screenshot from "Tatort Dreams" showing a package for bullet casing with a hand

As usual with props and equipment we Production Designers like to hide the names of our art department colleagues in the objects we design ourselves.
Here I hid my initials and it again was seen very clearly in a shot.

brochure from "Tatort Dreams" showing the oneironautics institute
Screenshot from "Tatort Dreams" showing the main characters holding a brochure showing the oneironautics institute


Let’s collaborate

I‘m always looking to make partnerships with great people. Wherever you‘d like to start a project, learn more about what we can to for you, or just talk life over the best cup of coffee in town, I’m excited to hear from you.


Nina Lesznik

I’m Nina Lesznik, a freelance designer & production designer from Munich, with a reliable, exact and result-oriented approach to work. Since 2015 I have done various tasks that have solidified my manual skills and operating the common design programs. My strength lies in conceptual work, in planning how to fulfill a project and which aspects should be covered, even before production has started.

Take a look at MY DESIGN PORTFOLIO to see some of the work I’ve done so far.

My roots lie in production design, where I found my passion for craftsmanship and design. I soon started working avocationally as a production design assistance and since the beginning of my design bachelor study i was able to gain a lot of work experience as a communication designer as well.

After my basic studies in communication design, I acquired further skills in exhibition design, industrial design & product design, which makes me a generalistic designer.

Here you can find out more ABOUT ME, my skills and which software tools I’m able to operate. And why i named my design portfolio website CUPRUM-DESIGN.