With over 20 years of experience as a Production Designer, Gary Kordan has strengthened many television series through his distinct creative vision.
From Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, a show beloved by critics and fans alike, to 20th Century Fox's supernatural Ghosted, Gary is known for elevating the scripted word with his detailed designs and sets, For his work on Key & Peele, Gary won an Art Directors Guild Award and was nominated for his first Primetime Emmy Award.
Many of the highest profile comedic talents around have entrusted him to design their programs and specials, including The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @midnight hosted by Chris Hardwick, Workaholics starring Blake Anderson, Adam Devine and Anders Holm, Netflix's comedy special Reggie Watts: Spatial, Iliza Shlesinger's late night talk show, a recent Fred Armisen special for Netflix, a mini series starring Broad City's Ilana Glazer, The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle and the feature film What Now? starring Kevin Hart.
Gary’s production design has bolstered programs across a wide range of networks and genres including Amazon'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 recent design projects include ABC's Downward Dog, Melissa McCarthy’s Nobodies, the sci-fi comedy Ghosted with Adam Scott & Craig Robinson for FOX, Jordan Peele's Weird City for YouTube Premium and the return of the beloved comedy Crank Yankers for Comedy Central.
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. These early opportunities marked his starting point in the entertainment industry and set the foundation for his love of comedy, production and design.
Gary is a member of the Television Academy Peer Group Executive Committee for Production Design and resides in Los Angeles with his photographer wife Justine Ungaro, two dogs, Simon & Daphne, and a closet full of black clothes.