Erika Kessel is passionate about story telling through images. She began her career in prop styling as a photographer's assistant after studying English and Media Studies in college, and Documentary Film and Photography at NYU during the summers. She transitioned into working on sets as a Production Designer once she realized she had a natural talent for dressing a set and telling a story, and preferred to be on set in front of the camera instead of behind the camera. This quickly transitioned into a more natural position as a Prop Stylist.
Erika later earned her M.A. in design from Pratt Institute. Erika pulls from her experience in photography, design and film as a Prop Stylist and always works closely with the rest of the department heads to create visual storytelling that not only reflects her personal aesthetic but allows for the client to see their ideas come to life.