Introducing set designer and prop master Hayley Callander

Photos by (clockwise from top) Danny Cohen, Neil Bailey, and Stuart Crossett.


Stockland Martel is pleased to announce that set designer and prop master Hayley Callander has joined our roster. Hayley is known for her innovative conceptual design, technical skills, and ability to cleverly problem solve in even the most challenging of circumstances. Her extensive experience includes set and costume design, prop building, fashion shows, editorials, and music videos, and her clients range from Coca-Cola and Cadbury, to Mazda and Mini Cooper, to L’Oreal, Heineken, and Nokia.


Photos by (top row) Scott Newett and (bottom) Hugh Peachy.


Influenced by cinema and possessing a quick wit, Hayley designs highly charged compositions, while her stylized approach to set and wardrobe create a heightened, saturated, dreamlike quality. She prefers manual processes and often experiments with special effects to design and create props, costumes, and sets. She once produced a jacket made entirely of slices of toasted bread for a beer ad, made real people look like life-size plastic models for a transportation campaign, and created a snow-globe helmet—complete with quaint landscape—for a personal project.


Photos by (top row) Andreas Bommert and (bottom) Scott Newett.


“I enjoy the complex narrative of visual communication and the creative process of sewing concepts together. The more insane the idea, the better, in my book,” says Hayley, whose many inspirations range from pop-up books, Tokyo in spring, Dali’s mustache, and Yves Klein’s blue to Warhol‘s Polaroids, Wes Anderson’s palette, “Gregory Crewdson‘s everything,” anthropomorphic memes, La Nouvelle Vague, “New Wave of New Wave,” Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Holy Mountain, Velázquez’s Las Meninas, cats in pajamas, and “the cat’s pajamas!”


Photos by (from left) Hugh Peachey and Alex Aslangul.


View Hayley’s portfolio at


Follow her on Instagram at @hayleycallander.



For a peek at Hayley’s creative process, click here or on the image below.


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