Caroline Perzan's career as a set designer began after walking by a film set in Portland, Oregon. She volunteered to help, and the rest is history. She moved to Los Angeles and worked on many award-winning shows and movies like Man of Steel, Breaking Bad and The Horse Whisperer. She told Start TV that listening is the most important part of her work on set.

Perzan moved back home to Chicago, where she has created some of the set designs for Empire and the new movie Widows. Looking back, she said the one thing she'd tell herself if she had to start her career over again: "Lighten up."

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