Mercedes Younger

Production Designer | Art Director | Art Department
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KNOWN FOR 
The Room (2003) | American Grit (2016) | No Rules (2005)
AWARDS 
1 win & 1 nomination More »
AKA 
Mercedez Younger | Merce Younger
HEIGHT *
6' 3" (1.90m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 30-35
GUILDS *
IATSE local 800
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Blond(e) (Shoulder Length)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
203 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Athletic
WORK HISTORY *
Internet | Industrial | Commercial | Theater | Music Video | Film | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Production Design | Props | Art Department | Art Director  Less
CITIZENSHIP *
US (with valid passport) (Authorized to work in United States)
UNPAID WORK *
Willing to work unpaid
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Television in Production (1 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for The Secret Life of KidsThe Secret Life of Kids (TV Series) Production Designer (5 episodes, 2018)  Less 2018 5 Released
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Past Film & Video (14 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for It's Not You, It's MeIt's Not You, It's Me Production Designer (as Mercedez Younger), Production Designer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The People SpeakThe People Speak Production Designer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for FartherFarther (Short) Production Designer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for La cercaLa cerca (Short) Art Director  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for FrostbiteFrostbite (Video) Art Director (as Merce Younger)  Less 2005 $2.4MM
  • Primary photo for No RulesNo Rules Art Director  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The RoomThe Room Art Department, Production Designer (uncredited)  Less 2003 $6MM
  • Primary photo for Hungry HeartsHungry Hearts Production Designer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Hourly RatesHourly Rates Production Designer  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for A Long Road to TravelA Long Road to Travel Production Designer (as Merce Younger)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for StuckStuck (Short) Art Director (as Merce Younger)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Mental HygieneMental Hygiene (Short) Production Designer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Survivor: Los Angeles the Ultimate ParodySurvivor: Los Angeles the Ultimate Parody (Short) Assistant Production Designer (as Merce Younger), Set Decorator (as Merce Younger)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for The Newman ShowerThe Newman Shower (Short) Production Designer (as Merce Younger)  Less 2001
Past Television (41 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Cops: Beyond the BustCops: Beyond the Bust (TV Movie) Production Designer  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for American GritAmerican Grit (TV Series) Original Production Designer (10 episodes, 2016), Production Designer (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 10
    • Over the Falls (Jun 9, 2016) Original Production Designer  Less
    • Tired Out (Jun 9, 2016) Original Production Designer  Less
    • Barricade the Bunker (Jun 2, 2016) Original Production Designer  Less
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  • Primary photo for 2016 MTV Movie Awards2016 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special) Art Director  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Master P's Family EmpireMaster P's Family Empire (TV Series) Production Designer (10 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015–2016 10
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  • Primary photo for Home FreeHome Free (TV Series) Production Designer (8 episodes, 2015)  Less 2015 8
    • Dream Holmes (Sep 9, 2015) Production Designer (series production design)  Less
    • Long Journey Holmes (Sep 2, 2015) Production Designer (series production design)  Less
    • Go Big or Go Holmes (Aug 26, 2015) Production Designer (series production design)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Late Nite Chef FightLate Nite Chef Fight (TV Series) Production Designer (12 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014–2015 12
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  • Primary photo for Are You the One?Are You the One? (TV Series) Production Designer (11 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 11
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  • Primary photo for Abby's Studio RescueAbby's Studio Rescue (TV Series) Production Designer (4 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 4
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  • Primary photo for Raising AsiaRaising Asia (TV Series) Original Production Designer (14 episodes, 2014), Production Designer (2 episodes, 2014)  Less 2014 14
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  • Primary photo for The Next Food Network StarThe Next Food Network Star (TV Series) Production Designer (48 episodes, 2010), Series Designer (11 episodes, 2011)  Less 2010–2014 48
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  • Primary photo for Kitchen NightmaresKitchen Nightmares (TV Series) Production Designer (39 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010–2014 39
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  • Primary photo for The Drama QueenThe Drama Queen (TV Series) Production Designer (7 episodes, 2013), Original Production Designer (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013–2014 8
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  • Primary photo for Mud, Sweat and GearsMud, Sweat and Gears (TV Series) Production Designer (2 episodes)  Less 2014–  2
  • Primary photo for Restaurant ExpressRestaurant Express (TV Series) Production Designer (7 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013 7
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  • Primary photo for Abby's Ultimate Dance CompetitionAbby's Ultimate Dance Competition (TV Series) Production Designer (12 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012–2013 12
    • Meet Abby's Newest Ultimate Dancer (Nov 19, 2013) Production Designer (series production design)  Less
    • Divas in the House (Nov 5, 2013) Production Designer (series production design)  Less
    • Your Worst Nightmare (Oct 29, 2013) Production Designer (series production design)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Dance MomsDance Moms (TV Series) Production Designer (22 episodes, 2012), Series Designer (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012–2013 23
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  • Primary photo for Who's Cooking with Florence HendersonWho's Cooking with Florence Henderson (TV Series) Production Designer (12 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013 12
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  • Primary photo for The FaceThe Face (TV Series) Production Designer (2 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013 2
  • Primary photo for 33 (TV Series) Production Designer (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Jul 29, 2012) Production Designer  Less
  • Primary photo for Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-OffRachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off (TV Series) Original Production Designer (6 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012 6
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  • Primary photo for 24 Hour Catwalk24 Hour Catwalk (TV Series) Original Series Designer (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Jan 10, 2012) Original Series Designer  Less
  • Primary photo for Sweet GeniusSweet Genius (TV Series) Original Series Designer (8 episodes, 2011)  Less 2011 8
    • Fiery Genius (Nov 3, 2011) Original Series Designer  Less
    • Dark Genius (Sep 22, 2011) Original Series Designer  Less
    • Hidden Genius (Sep 29, 2011) Original Series Designer  Less
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  • Primary photo for CuriosityCuriosity (TV Series) Production Designer (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Dance Moms: Most Outrageous MomentsDance Moms: Most Outrageous Moments (TV Special) Production Designer (series production design)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Family CrewsThe Family Crews (TV Series) Art Director (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for You're Cut OffYou're Cut Off (TV Series) Production Designer (13 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010–2011 13
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  • Primary photo for She's Got the LookShe's Got the Look (TV Series) Production Designer (14 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008–2010 14
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  • Primary photo for Plain JanePlain Jane (TV Series) Production Designer (6 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010 6
    • Jane Plus (Sep 1, 2010) Production Designer (series design)  Less
    • Conservative Jane (Aug 25, 2010) Production Designer (series design)  Less
    • Wallflower Jane (Aug 18, 2010) Production Designer (series design)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Shaq vsShaq vs (TV Series) Production Designer (10 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009–2010 10
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  • Primary photo for Hell's KitchenHell's Kitchen (TV Series) Art Director (11 episodes, 2005), Assistant Art Director (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2005–2010 12
    • 16 Chefs Compete (Jun 1, 2010) Assistant Art Director  Less
    • Day 11 (Aug 1, 2005) Art Director  Less
    • Day 10 (Aug 1, 2005) Art Director  Less
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  • Primary photo for Paranormal CourtParanormal Court (TV Movie) Production Designer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Let's Make a DealLet's Make a Deal (TV Series) Art Director (2 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 2
    • Episode #1.2 (Oct 6, 2009) Art Director (art direction)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Oct 5, 2009) Art Director (art direction)  Less
  • Primary photo for Split EndsSplit Ends (TV Series) Production Designer (3 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 3
  • Primary photo for High School Musical: Get in the PictureHigh School Musical: Get in the Picture (TV Series) Production Designer (13 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008 13
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  • Primary photo for Here Come the NewlywedsHere Come the Newlyweds (TV Series) Production Designer (6 episodes, 2008)  Less 2008 6
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  • Primary photo for Sunday BestSunday Best (TV Series) Production Designer (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Episode #1.5 (Oct 25, 2007) Production Designer (series production design)  Less
  • Primary photo for Scott Baio Is 45... And SingleScott Baio Is 45... And Single (TV Series) Production Designer (8 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 8
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  • Primary photo for RelatedRelated (TV Series) Production Designer  Less 2005–2006
  • Primary photo for The Biggest LoserThe Biggest Loser (TV Series) Art Director (12 episodes), Assistant Art Director (11 episodes, 2005), Set Dresser (1 episode)  Less 2005 23
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  • Primary photo for The Complex: MalibuThe Complex: Malibu (TV Series) Assistant Art Director  Less 2004– 
  • Primary photo for EnduranceEndurance (TV Series) Assistant Art Director, Art Director  Less 2002– 

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Room * – Production Designer Chole Productions
  • It's Not It's Me * – Production Designer Mule films
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Shaq Vs. * – Production Designer Mess Media - ABC
  • Sunday's Best * – Production Designer BET
  • Family Crews * – Production Designer BET
  • Cut Off * – Production Designer VH1 - Allison Grodner Productions
  • Let's Make a Deal * – Art Director fremantle media
  • She's Got the Look * – Production Designer TV Land -Allison Grodner Productions
  • Cooking Live with Gordon Ramsey * – Art Director Fox - Arthur Smith and Co.
  • Panic Attack * – Production Designer Arthur Smith and Co.
  • Shaq Vs. 2 * – Production Designer Mess Media - ABC
  • Kitchen Nightmares * – Production Design Arthur Smith and Co.
  • Next Food Network Star * – Production Design CBS eye 2 productions
  • Sweet Genius * – Production Design Jane Street Productions
  • Rachael Ray vs. Guy Fieri * – Production Design Jane Street Productions
  • 24 Hour Catwalk * – Production Design Jane Street Productions
  • Next Food Network Star * – Production Designser CBS eye 2 Productions

Education & Training (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • UCLA * – MFA 2003 Los Angeles
  • Smith College * – BFA 1999 North Hampton MASS

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Emmey * – Nomination Hells Kitchen 2008
  • LA Weekly * – Best Production Design 2005

Prior Job Titles (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

TITLE
  • Production Design *
  • Art Director *
  • Asst. Art Director *

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

RESUME DETAILS
  • * Mercedes Younger
    108 west 2nd street #502
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    MERCEDESIGNS
    mercedesigns@yahoo.com
    310-869-2373

    Member of ART DIRECTORS GUILD & SCENIC, TITLE & GRAPHICS ARTIST – ISTSE local 800

    Television:
    Production design:
    ABBY’S ULTIMATE DANCE COMPETITION (1-2) - Collins Ave./ LIFETIME
    3- Magical elves / CBS
    MUD, SWEAT AND GEARS - BBC/ BBC America/ international
    DANCE MOM’S - Collin’s Ave./ LIFETIME
    DRAMA QUEEN- Collin's Ave./ LIFETIME
    THE FACE- shine America/ OXYGEN
    RESTAURANT EXPRESS- Reality TV/FOOD NETWORK
    DANCE MOM’S: ABBY STUDIO RESCUE - Collin’s Ave./ LIFETIME
    DANCE MOM’S REUNIONS (1-7) - Collin's Ave./ LIFETIME
    WHO’S COOKING WITH FLORENCE HENDERSON - RLTV
    CATWALK- Jane street prod/LIFETIME
    RACHAEL RAY VS. GUY FIERI - Jane street prod/ FOOD NETWORK
    SWEET GENIUS- Jane street prod/ FOOD NETWORK
    NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR (4-10) - CBS eye 2/ FOOD NETWORK
    KITCHEN NIGHTMARES- Arthur Smith and Co./ FOX
    YOU’RE CUT OFF (1-2)- Allison Grodner productions/ VH1
    SHE’S GOT THE LOOK - Allison Grodner productions/ TV LAND
    FAMILY CREWS - BET
    SUNDAY’S BEST - BET
    SHAQ VS. (1-2)- dick Clark prod/ ABC
    SPLIT ENDS- 44 blue/ STYLE NETWORK
    I MARRIED A STRANGER - Arthur Smith and Co./FOX
    THE PEOPLE SPEAK - Howard Zinn, Chris Moore, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
    NEWLYWEDS (1-2) - Syndicated prod. / ABC
    HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: GET IN THE PICTURE - Derby prod. / ABC
    SCOTT BAIO IS 45 AND SINGLE- 3 ball prod. / VH1

    Art Direction:
    DR. PHIL ROAD SHOW - Free Mantle/ Paramount / CBS
    HELL’S KITCHEN (4-7) – Granada Ent. / FOX
    BIGGEST LOSER (1-4)- 3 Ball Ent. / Universal / NBC
    ENDURANCE – 3 ball Ent. / Discovery

    Features:
    Production Design:
    IT’S NOT YOU IT’S ME - Nathan Ives
    LA CERCA- Chica Productions
    HUNGRY HEARTS – Hungry Hearts Productions
    RELATED – Fox Searchlight
    A LONG ROAD TO TRAVEL – Davis Motion Picture
    MENTAL HYGIENE – Upbin Productions
    THE ROOM – Chole Production

    Music Video:
    MOBY- Where House Lounge
    SUMMER NIGHTS, Lil’ Rob- MTV/Treasure Ent.
    EVE 6- Digital Plant
    VERTICAL HORIZON- Digital Plant
    JESSICA ANDREWS – Digital Plant
    EDEN’S CRUSH – Digital Plant
    A TEENS – Digital Plant
    BOYS TO MEN – Where house music
    ERIC BENET – Where house music
    DE LA SOL – Where house music
    DEVO - Where house music

    Commercials:
    US MILITARY VETERANS– Union bank
    DEPENDS- Cinovative productions
    V- CUT- lipstick Inc.
    9 TO 5, DOLLY PARTON- Cinovative productions
    ZIP IT – Lipstick Inc.
    KB HOLMS- Caudill and Associates
    PHILPS WIDESCREEN- Angela Sostre

    Scenic Design:
    GALVESTON THE KING-Celebration Theater
    VAN SUN ENTERATINMENT –Vietnamese Varity show
    INSURECTION- Maccadden Playhouse, Hollywood
    (Reviewed: Varity, back stage west, LA times, Best Scenic and Production Design – LA weekly)
    SKIN OF OUR TEETH- 1340 Westwood, CA
    LIFE CORD- UCLA theater
    THE SEAGULL- Smith College
    MICE AND MEN- Smoking Gun Productions, New York
    STACKED-Gowanus Art Exchange, New York
    SISTAH’S INDEED- Maryra Richardson’s Productions
    THE STRONG BREED- Academy of Music, Northampton, MA
    LONELY PLANET- Hampshire College
    FOUR SUNDAYS IN FEBUARY- Academy of Music, Northampton, MA
    IF WE ARE WOMEN- Hampshire College

    Education:
    BACHLOR OF ARTS – Smith College
    MASTER OF FINE ARTS – UCLA
    School of Theater, Film and Television

    References:
    Michael Hammond
    (SVP of Production at Collins Ave.)
    mhammond@collinsave.com

    Jane Fort
    (EIC Hearst Publications)
    jfort@hearst.com

    John Janvas
    (Emmy winning Production Designer)
    jjanavs@aol.com

    Jeff Anderson
    (Executive in charge)
    janderson@flyotw.com
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