Together with Production Designer Jim Bissell I designed numerous set pieces, props, and decor elements for Director Zack Snyder's epic film "300" which tells the true story of the Battle of Thermopylae which took place along the coastal cliffs of central Greece in late summer 480 BC. The battle occurred in an area known as the "Hot Gates" where a narrow coastal passage funnelled the massive army of King Xerxes of Persia directly towards a small army of 300 Spartans led by King Leonidas of Sparta. Zack wanted to be as true as possible to Frank Miller's original graphic novel "300", so the designs were painstakingly recreated from Miller's illustrations. My primary set piece was the huge golden throne of King Xerxes flanked by two ornate lions at the bottom of its steps, and two gold ibixes on each side of the King's sunburst-inspired throne at the top. I worked closely with Zack and Jim on the designs of several other elements including: the Spartan shield, the Spartan weaponry, the Persian General's smaller throne, and much more.