Campus MaNa is a professional training center for creators,
in Burgundy on 40 hectares of nature

with Erica Dorn & La Métairie Bruyère
Oct 28 > 31, 2024

The Program

Learning objectives

To use graphic design as a narrative communication tool in the cinematic field is the focus of this training led by Erica Dorn. The graphic designer will be accompanied by the graphic art center La Métairie Bruyère.

By the end of the training, participants will have assimilated:

  • Understanding graphic design in a cinematic context
  • Analyzing a script and anticipating graphic needs
  • Interpreting a graphic into a cinematic accessory by choosing appropriate processes and materials
  • Initiating traditional typographic printing
  • Introduction to project preparation and discovering tools used
  • Implementing the project

Content of the program

Erica Dorn has collaborated with Wes Anderson since his animated film «Isle of Dogs» for «The French Dispatch», «Asteroid City» etc.), meticulously designing all the graphic and typographic elements of his films: signs, patterns, custom fonts, set decorations, vending machines, and more, relying on spectacular historical research.

This workshop explores the various ways in which graphic design is used to support narration in the context of filmmaking, with a focus on designing set elements and graphic props.

What does the content of a character’s catch-all tray tell us about them?

What does the facade of a building, with its layered signage accumulated over the years, reveal about what’s happening inside?

Using examples from existing films, participants will begin by understanding how graphic design, both obvious and subtle, can be used to support the director’s or set decorator’s intentions and shape the audience’s understanding and experience of the story.


with Erica Dorn & La Métairie Bruyère

Erica Dorn is a London-based graphic designer who has worked in film and television for over 8 years, with experience designing brands and visual identities.

Erica Dorn has worked with Wes Anderson since his animated film "Isle of Dogs" ("The French Dispatch", "Asteroid City", etc.) and meticulously designs all the graphic and typographic elements of his films: signs, patterns, custom fonts , sets, vending machines, and more, drawing on spectacular historical research.



  • The workshop is equipped with professional printing machines, classrooms, and a multipurpose hall.
  • The training includes technical skill acquisition, an introduction to tool operation, initiation into their safe usage.
  • Materials will be provided.
  • The pedagogical approach consists of a 50% practical component and a 50% theoretical component, with a focus on active participation and experimentation by participants.
  • This program immerses participants in the heart of Metairie Bruyère's printing workshop and offers a unique collaborative experience

Evaluation follow-up and modalities

  • Individual and group interviews
  • Self-assessment
  • Collective presentation and feedback at the end of training
  • Mid-days sign-in sheets
  • Termination certificate

Duration and method of organization:

Target audience:
Creative professional
Cover letter (1500 characters maximum including spaces) and sending of a portfolio
Oct 28 > 31, 2024
4 days
9h-12 —14h-18h
at Campus MaNa
Group size:
Language(s) :
2400euros exc. VAT
This rate includes the cost of the training, accommodation with full board, materials, and personal protective equipment.

Planning :

Soon available

Location :

Campus MaNa Domaine du Croisil, Le Croisil, 89350 Champignelles France

Accessibility :

For any disability situation, please contact us to consider the feasibility

Access period :

Up to 15 days before the workshop and with limited seats
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