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Work Experience


Designer for Opera Room ‘Ebb’ and ‘The Invited’                           

May-August 2015


  • Collaborating within the production team, designing set, costumes and working to an assigned budget.

  • Working with the Director to develop and produce final designs.

  • Generated design and model creation time estimates when needed.

  • Anticipated design issues and proved to be proactive in developing effective solutions.



Production Designer for Kensington Temple Studio            

February 2015-Present


  • Working as Production Designer on Kensington Temples TV series 'Swords of the Spirit'.

  • Developing design concepts with architectural influenced research.

  • Technical drawings created from the concept drawings and research. 



Design Assistant for DEM Productions                                                                           

October-December 2014


  • Design Assistant on the production of 'Piranha Heights' for DEM productions.

  • Assisting Designer with research into materials, props and costumes.

  • Sourcing the props and costumes for the show.



Designer for Ain't Got No Home Productions of ‘Pushers’   

July-August 2014


  • Collaborated with the Director to execute artistic vision using a 3D model and drawings.

  • Developed artistic visual designs while working within defined technical constraints.

  • Contributed to the creative process through original ideas and inspiration.



Designer for Opera Room                        

July 2014


  • Designer and Set Dresser for 'Flat Pack for the 'Tête à Tête festival.

  • Creating an immersive operatic performance.

  • Collaborating within a small company.



Designer for Debut Festival                                                                                    

December 2013-February 2014


  • Collaborative project including a large scale production team.

  • Working closely with Director and Writer in developing the overall design.

  • Liaised with stage managers, set construction, lighting and costume makers



Designer Assistant for Es Devlin Studios                                                                      

November 2013


  • Assisting Designer on the build of the set for 'Toy Shop'.

  • Working from the Designers drawings to construct the set.



Costume Assistant for We Will Rock You                                                                     

August-September 2013


  • Assisting the Wardrobe Manager with the annual review of the show.

  • Sampling and sourcing materials across London, matching up costume fabrics.

  • Aiding costume fittings.



Scenic Carpenter for the Royal Opera House                                                            

August 2013


  • Constructing the set within a tight time constraint.

  • Working to a high standard making sure the set was assembled correctly.

  • Planned and executed work with the proper tools and materials to maximise efficiency.


Designer for Axis Arts ‘This Solemn Mockery’                                                              

May-June 2013


  • Collaborated within a small team.

  • Designing creatively to work with limited budget and time constraints.



Art Department Assistant for Reelscape Films                                                             

May 2013


  • Assisting the Art Director with constructing set dressing and making props for the film set for ‘Fortune Cookie’

  • Resetting after every shot making sure that everything was set correctly.



Installation Designer for The Polka Theatre                                                                

March-September 2013


  • Designing and installing 'Curiouser and Curiouser' for The Polka Theatre. 

  • Creating a 3D model of the installation.

  • Working to the specifications of the company.


Designer for Axis Arts                                                                                                  

March-May 2013


  • Collaborating in a small team designing for the production of 'Gentlemen Please'.

  • Working closely with the Director throughout to produce a clear overall design.

  • Shooting and editing a promotion video for the show.



Design Intern for Top Story                                                                                         

January 2013


  • Assisting the Designer on installing the set.

  • Working mostly with LED strips, learning how to install and connect together.



Costume Assistant London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies                   

February-September 2012


  • Part of my job preparing for both rehearsals and the full performances including a variety of different aspects such as breaking down, making, maintaining and cleaning costumes. 

  • My role included making the costumes, attending fittings and the responsibility to deal with the final checks of costumes before the performers went out for the opening of the ceremonies.






University of the Arts London (Wimbledon College of Art)                                           2011-2014

BA (Hons) Theatre & Screen: Theatre Design (2:1)


University of the Arts London (Wimbledon College of Art)                                           2010-2011

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Merit) 2010-2011

Level 3 Drawing (Pass) 2010-2011


St Philomena’s High School                                                                                                   2003-2010

10 GCSEs, 3As (including English Literature) 6Bs (including Maths, Science and English)

A Levels (English Literature C, Textiles B, Art BTEC Distinction)

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