SANTA MONICA, CA — Artist Nina Saxon (http://www.ninasaxondesign.com/), specializing in main and end titles, title sequences, and animated motion graphics logos for major motion pictures, television movies and TV programs, as well as for entertainment production companies, is celebrating 40 years in Hollywood. Concurrently, her newest project — designing the film titles for the upcoming documentary about Paul McCartney entitled, Here, There, and Everywhere, will mark Saxon’s 350th career title project. Over the span of her 40-year career, Saxon established herself as a pillar of title sequence design, a defining figure of the branded blockbuster film, a logo legend and a master of painting with light.
In 1996, critic Laurie Halpern Benenson, writing for the New York Times, called Nina Saxon “one of the most sought-after designers in the business” and it was true: some years, she could barely keep up with demand. Her compelling visions and iconic graphics can be found in the familiar type of Back to the Future (1985), the slow bloom of Rambling Rose (1991), the glowing grin of Stay Tuned (1992), the searching light of The Fugitive (1993), and the floating feather of Forrest Gump (1994).
“During the past 40 years, I have been truly blessed to have been involved in 350 main title sequences for films and/or TV series, working with countless top directors including Robert Zemeckis, Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols, Wolfgang Peterson, Michael Dinner, David Steinberg, William Friedkin, Michael Lehmann, Phillip Noyce, Barry Levinson and Lasse Halström; producers including Stephen Bochco, Bruce Paltrow and Sherry Lansing; and editors such as Zach Steinberg, Raja Gosnell and Dennis Verkler,” says Saxon. “I am extremely grateful to these men, and to all of the other amazing men and women behind the camera, whose creative vision helped inspire me to design many of these now iconic titles.”