Claudia Toma

Claudia Toma

Production AssistantLondon, United Kingdom
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Claudia Toma

Claudia Toma

Production AssistantLondon, United Kingdom
About me
With experience of making across different art and design disciplines, I have developed a broad range of practical skills plus knowledge of a variety of materials and processes. I am happiest when working in a hands-on capacity to solve a creative problem, am a quick learner, and enjoy mutual sharing of knowledge with others.
Work history
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    Workshop AssistantDominic Harris
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    A short-term contract, initially for three months but then extended to five. • Assisting in artwork production (prototypes, components) and refurbishment using a variety of processes eg. spray painting, vac-forming, plus wood & metal work. • Constructing plinths and mounts for artwork display. • Use of CAD (Rhino) and CNC for prototyping & live jobs. • Cleaning & packing artworks ready for storage/ shipment. • Assisting with artwork installation in the gallery, at clients homes and external events, including PAD Monaco (April 2019). • Ordering workshop supplies and material stock.
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    Creative EngineerScreaming Colour
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    • Hand-making bespoke ‘paper over board’ boxes and pop-up books (preparing materials, constructing, finishing details) to a consistent & high standard, working to tight deadlines. • Production of plywood former blocks for jobs on the mechanical boxmaker (large runs) - layered, cut & drilled precisely, these shaped the boxes correctly at each stage. • Constructing & checking prototypes of new jobs and discussing with Account Managers to ensure correct sizing of CAD files.
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Skills
  • Model Making
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Art Fabrication
  • Paper Craft
  • Clear Communication
  • Organisation
  • Demonstrates Initiative
  • Positive Attitude
  • Teamworking
  • Art Installation
Education
    Royal Academy of Dramatic Art logo
    Royal Academy of Dramatic Art logo
    Postgraduate Diploma in Prop Making, awarded DistinctionRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
     - London, United Kingdom
    Predominantly self-directed projects, with some work on in-house shows and external projects alongside. Developed skills in upholstery, mould making & casting, wood & metal work, technical & perspective drawing. Completion of National Theatre fabric dyeing course. Assistant Prop Maker: ‘After Miss Julie’ & ‘In Arabia We’d All Be Kings’.
    University of Leeds logo
    University of Leeds logo
    BA (Hons) Art & Design (Industry), awarded 1stUniversity of Leeds
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
    A combination of studio practice, digital design, art history and design theory. My practice focused on sculpture. 2013 – 2014 Year in Industry