Mary Howard Studio

Bette Adams

  • Bette began her career in set design in 2003, assisting countless set designers, artists, fabricators, and production designers in both New York and Los Angeles. Her consistent work with Mary Howard accelerated Bette’s career to designer acclaim, and Bette gained representation at Mary Howard Studio, now known as MHS Artists.

    Bette finds creativity and inspiration in the challenges and diversities presented during every project -- from concept to completion. Her years of experience have provided a deep understanding of many mediums and scales. Bette is able to create worlds for several photographers and directors that she regularly works with, bringing their joint creative vision to life. 

    Bette solidified her background in design with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, which she completed in 2003. Her education provided her with a strong technical understanding in lighting, making interdepartmental communication seamless and uncomplicated.

    Working with a number of diverse clients from Vogue to Olay to Lands' End on large and small scale productions Bette has learned how to truly understand the desired objective and language of brands, and is a valuable asset in delivering creative and aesthetically pleasing options to actualize concept and design. 

    Bette splits her time between the East and the West coasts, traveling for work is her dream come true. In the last few years she has had the pleasure of working and leading crews in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Bahamas, Mexico, and Paris.