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Abi Whittaker

Freelance Artist

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationNottingham, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSet & Production Designer

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About me

I am an enthusiastic designer open to all aspects of the creative industries. During my time in film and television, I've worked with many talented crews and gained invaluable skills and experience. I'm currently based in Nottingham and excited to explore new creative possibilities in the Midlands.

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Skills

  • Film
  • TV
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Drafting
  • Model Making
  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Prop Making
  • Prop Buying
  • Vectorworks and Sketchup
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Driving License

Work history

Currently

Graphic Artist

Self Employed

Jan 2016
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2016

Art Department Assistant

ITV (Emmerdale)

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I provided extra support to all members of the art department due to the high volume of stunts being filmed. This involved creating graphics such as letters, posters, signage etc alongside the Graphics Department using Photoshop, Illustrator and hand drawing wherever appropriate. I also dressed sets with the Art Directors and prepared props and dressings for upcoming shoots.

2015

Standby Art Director

Lime Picture Ltd. (Hollyoaks)

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was responsible for breaking down scripts and then leading the buyers, dressers and graphic artists in ensuring sets and props were appropriate and available for that block of shooting. I’d communicate with other departments about set modifications, cross over props, lighting and camera movements to make sure what we built was fit for purpose. During filming I’d monitor continuity on the video playback and fixing any unexpected situations such as a surprise scene change, broken props etc. Prepping and shooting episodes simultaneously was essential due to the high turnover of programming.

2015

Art Department Assistant

Working Title Television, NBC (You, Me & The Apocalypse)

Dec 2014 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I provided support to all members of the art department. Creating graphics alongside the Graphic Designer including forms, letters, signage, posters etc using Photoshop, Illustrator, and hand drawing wherever appropriate. Acting as Petty Cash Buyer with a float of up to £800, sourcing and buying smaller props and art department materials. Searching prop houses to find dressings and props before transporting them to sets located all around London. Taking measurements of locations for construction plans. Building a 1:50 scale white model of a key two- story bunker set for production meetings with the Director. Helping Dressers and Propmen dress the sets before filming. Assisting with the de-rig after filming. Assisting the Standby Art Director during filming with any vital last minute requests or changes to sets. Creating action props including seven ancient manuscripts complete with illustrations, voodoo giraffes made from sticks and a big lego castle.

2014

Art Department Assistant

ITV (Emmerdale)

Jun 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Full Time
  • I provided support to all members of the art department. Creating graphics such as letters, posters, signage etc alongside the Graphics Department using Photoshop, Illustrator and hand drawing wherever appropriate. Dressing sets with the Art Directors, particularly in preparation for big wedding scenes, Christmas scenes, etc. Updating and maintaining all the sets for the time of year, character changes, general maintenance etc. Acting as Petty Cash Buyer, buying new wallpapers, paints and props as requested and transporting them to set and construction. Developing 1:50 scale white models from plans of new set builds ready for construction. Adapting hand drafted technical drawings if required. Digitalising floor plans of all the sets from hand drafted technical drawings to PDF documents in VectorWorks. Assisting the Standby Art Directors during filming with vital last minute requests or changes to the sets. I also acted as Standby Art Director for any press shoots, designing the space and being available to provide any last minute changes.

2014

Art Department Assistant

Company Productions, BBC (The Village)

May 2014 - May 2014
  • Bridge St, Bakewell DE45 1DS, UK
  • Internship
  • Work Experience (2 weeks)

2014

Junior Draughtsman

Lime Pictures Ltd., Disney Channel (Evermoor)

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Work Experience (2 week)

2013

Set / Production Designer

The London Film School (Rosie's Garden)

Oct 2013 - Nov 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Work Experience (1 month) Directed by Sofia Safonova

2013

Art Department Assistant

Company Productions, BBC (Truckers)

May 2013 - May 2013
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Work Experience (1 week) Commissioned by the BBC

2012

Assistant Art Director - Film

Shaken Shadow Productions ("Lucy" Music Video)

Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Work Experience (3 week) For the band "Gamble Street"

2012

Art Department Assistant

Redwave Films (Still Life)

May 2012 - May 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Work Experience (1 week)

2012

Art Department Assistant

LA Productions, CBBC (Stepping Up)

Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Work Experience (1 week)

Education

2014

Design for Film and Television

Nottingham Trent University

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014

2011

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Suffolk New College

Sep 2010 - Jul 2011