María Millan

Photographer/ videomaker/ set designer

London, United Kingdom
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About me

Maria Millan is a London-based photographer/ filmmaker/ set designer.. She studied Mass Media and Audiovisual Art, has a background in film and television commercials where she used to design and build sets. Millan moved to London in 2011 and started working as an Art Director for different production houses and shooting stills for numerous English and American magazines as well as working closely with designers. Her work was featured as part of the ‘Contemporary Art Fair 2012’ in Beijing, China. Additionally, her images have been included in the ‘Story of Creativity’ (2012) and ‘Creative’s rising’ (2013) exhibitions in New York City. Millan is usually the creative director for her shoots but she also likes to dress the set and takes time to direct models. In the last year, she also had been working as the producer designer of couple of short films, and she wrote, produced and directed her first short film shot in England called "The Refuge" that now is in post production. tumblr: 'Time and space are modes by which we think, and not conditions in which we live.' Einstein "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see". Henry David Thoreau


  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Art Photography
  • Music Videos
  • Editing
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Indesign
  • Advertisement
  • Set Designer
  • Producer Project Manager Broadcasting London

Work history


Photographer, Videomaker and Set Designer

Maria Millan

Jan 2011
  • Freelance
  • I create images, video, from the concept until each one of the props that appear on my shots. I also love to walk around and capture those moments that seen to be stills from a movie.


Production Designer

4D Pictures

May 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Freelance
  • Design, create and dress the sets for the film: Chop Chop directed by Christopher Granier Deferre.


Coordinator Student Focus

Sony World Photography Awards

Feb 2011 - Dec 2013
  • Full Time
  • Production of the contest and competition activities, workshops, seminars and talks. Managed set deadlines, budgets, promotion and marketing, search engine optimization. Curate photographs received.


Producer & Production Designer

Los Sopranos Films

Apr 2007 - Nov 2010
  • Full Time
  • TV commercial production.



Mass Media and Audiovisual Arts

Universidad Catolica Andres Bello

Feb 2005 - Feb 2010
  • Caracas, Venezuela
  • 5 years of communication theories, literature, media, advertisement, film, TV and radio production, direction and management.



Creatives Rising

PNG magazine

  • Maria Millan had 3 of her stills projected on buildings in New York, and also as part of a gallery exhibition within an event called Creatives Rising, sponsored by PNG Magazine.


The Story of Creativity

PNG magazine

  • Maria Millan had 3 of her photographs exhibited on The Story of Creativity, sponsored by PNG Magazine. New York- USA. July/ October 2013


Contemporary Art Fair 2012- Exhibitor


  • Participant with a serie of 9 pieces under the tittle "From the Co- Pilot seat" in the Contemporary Art Fair of Beijing, China during the month of September 2012.