Claudia Calamita


  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


I am a qualified set designer having received my degree in April 2010 from Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan. I am pro-active, enthusiastic and friendly person. My hard working and passionate personality has helped me in both professional and personal development and enabled me to learn things quickly. I enjoy new challenges and can adapt easily to different working environments. I would like to work for an employer that will recognize my current skills and potential and where I can develop and contribute to the organization’s success.



  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Props Assistant
  • Design
  • Set Decorator
  • Set Dressers
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Work history


Feb 2014
  • Job duties: There, I help to make the designers' visions into reality, creating the many different sets that appear in the ballet and operas performed on the stages of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. I am a part of the scenic team, assisting in the work of the Paint, Metal and Carpentry workshop. Work involved creating small, intricate hand-held props through to large-scale articulated structures. Some tasks required the development of bench and joinery skills. I also gained a basic knowledge of materials, tools and techniques; participating in all necessary technical work for a production, from stores and workshops to the rehearsal room. This technical work extended through to the stage rehearsal, performance and stores; ensuring that all assigned activities associated were carried out to the highest possible standards of safety, efficiency and quality.


Shop-floor Visual Merchandising

Geox Retail S.r.l

May 2015
  • Delivered and communicated visual concepts and strategies to promote retail brands, products and services in-store. Liaising with the buying, design and marketing teams to create design themes and plans, often months in advance, this included window and in-store displays; identifying and sourcing props and fabrics. Here, I work with the architectural features of stores to maximize the available space; visiting branches to coach in-store visual merchandising or sales teams to interpret the guidelines. I trained the teams in the execution of visual concepts, the assembly or dismantling of visual displays in windows, or in-store. I also lead and motivated teams to complete displays to tight deadlines.


Assistant Fashion Designer

Faustine Steinmetz, Fashion Designer

Feb 2013 - May 2013
  • To draw patterns for articles designed, then cut patterns and materials according to these, using measuring instruments, scissors and loom. Examine sample garments on and off models; then modify designs to achieve desired effects. Select materials and production techniques to be used for products. Sketch rough and detailed drawings of apparel or accessories and write specifications such as color schemes, construction, material types, and accessory requirements. Adapt other designers' ideas for the mass market & collaborate with these designers to coordinate special products and designs. Prepare sets for fashion photo shoot.



Art Applied, set Design

Breras Fine Art Academy

Sep 2005 - Mar 2010
  • In design and applied art programs, modules included theories of color and design as well as techniques of drawing, photo editing, sets and costume design for mass media and theatre.


Quantity Surveyor

Istituto Tecnico per Geometri Nervi

Aug 1999 - May 2004