Olivia Sandoval


I’m a Mexican-American director, writer, and production designer based in Los Angeles, California.

I am a recent alum from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA who has been working in union, independent and commercial productions for the past six years. I love to find beauty and joy in everything I do. I am obsessed with design and storytelling. Let’s work together and make it compelling!


Production Design

My process can begin at the sourcing of material, which I can build into props and sets, and ultimately decorate with a degree of realism that is inseparable from what you would find in a similar location or situation.


My passion is for carefully crafted scripts that can touch the heart of the reader before any type of production has taken place. I firmly believe that if it doesn’t, there isn’t as much hope for that happening once it makes it to the screen.


From making intuitive and well-researched casting decisions, to selecting lighting and color schemes that capture the emotional tenor of the scene.


Freelance Art Director

2015 – Present

Worked in different productions for companies like: Buzzfeed, Walmart, Boohoo, Buffalo Wild Wings, UPS, Protective Life Insurance, O’keeffe’s, Disney TV, NBA, Pedigree, Endpoint Closing Inc, and others.

Producer – Editor

2012 – 2014

Assembled footage to create journalistic feature stories. Researched and proposed content. Ideated and creatively finished promos in the editing bay.

Liberman Broadcasting, Burbank, CA. 

Art Department

2014- Present

Worked in the Art Department on several independent films like: The Illegal, 2019, All About Nina, 2018, Indiana, 2017, and We Go On, 2016.

Segment Producer


Scheduled and coordinated talent. Conceptualized art direction for different set scenarios. Researched content, directed and supervised scripts for different segments of the live national morning show Coffee Break.

KAZA Azteca America. Glendale, CA.