I am a London based Prop Maker. I trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2016 with a Upper Second class Honours degree in Theatre Practice specialising in Prop Making. I have created Props for a variety of different clients and companies. From Film, TV, Advertising and Retail Window Displays. I have an avid enthusiasm to create and learn new skills. My most recent work has been with, Harvey Nichols, Hackett, Fabricate & Pinewood. I have worked as a Prop Maker, Scenic Artist, Model Maker and Project Leader.Locked Pro Plan feature
As a team we creative various window displays for Harvey Nichols. I’ve used multiple materials and techniques on each display. We create about 6 schemes a year for different seasons, and projects. There are various responsibilities I’ve taken on here, from planning, sampling and testing for our designer, actually creating her designs into 3D creations and installing the projects. At Harvey Nichols every scheme is completely different, from really natural, to extremely colourful and wacky. This has given me a real understanding of fabrication. We’ve had schemes made entirely from polystyrene and painted to look realistic. One was made entirely from paper. It allowed me to really expand my knowledge in basic materials like paper, tie dye and polystyrene, and also experiment with more challenging techniques like carpentry, fibreglassing, resin work and metal work. This has given me a breadth of knowledge which is all transferrable to another skill. Due to having more experience with fibreglassing and resin, on multiple occasions I’ve been given the opportunity to teach my colleagues these techniques as well.
I've done a few jobs with Scene2. They tend to specialise in pop ups for companies, such as Youtube, Anchor, Haagen Daaz, just to name a few. I've done spary painting, finishing, construction, model making, and scenic painting.
Pinewood Creative was a great company that helped me improve various aspects of my making skills. I’ve worked as a painter, constructor, mould maker, sculptor and project manager. I’ve had the opportunity to make for a variety of clients and companies, mostly retail but also film and TV aswell. I’ve been given the chance here to taken on managerial roles, taking on more responsibility for the running of a project, for one retail display, I had to do technical drawings, plan out the process for the project, choose my team, delegate roles, stock check and organise the budgets and time management.
This was my first job in the industry. I went in at an entry level position in a mould shop working for a film company making vehicles for ‘Bladerunner 2049’. This was invaluable to me getting a real understanding of what the film industry is like and working to such time constraints and learning skills as I’m going along. I gained a huge amount of confidence working here in my abilities and skills, and also personally. The responsibilities I had here were to meet deadlines, and everything I produced had to be to an extremely high standard for film.
I did a degree in Theatre Practice, specialising in Prop Making. Here I learnt most of my skills for the industry. I worked on different productions, from short films, theatre shows, live events, festivals, and Film.