John Kretschmer turned down a Madison Avenue copywriting job and instead joined the "circus" as a set dresser on the feature film, "Marie: A True Story" (1985).  He worked on iconic movies such as "Manhunter," "The Abyss," and "The Twelve Monkeys." And his production design break came in New York City with the independent feature, "Sex and The Other Man" (1995) - followed with "The Grave" and "Deceiver" for Josh and Jonas Pate.   John's design credits include the blockbuster feature "The Strangers" and the hit television series "Dawson's Creek," "Army Wives", and "One Tree Hill."

        Along with the globetrotting series "Homeland," John has also designed many television pilots over the past decade including "Chicago Fire," "Secrets and Lies," and "Containment."