Jolanta Pilinkaite

Arts Coach/Dressmaker


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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArtist - Set & Production Designer - Art Director - Creative Director


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About me

I am a positive and reliable individual with a ‘can-do’ attitude. I pride myself in maintaining high work standards and enjoy problem solving. My skills in design have allowed me to get involved with a number of projects including various pieces created for theatrical use. I am currently looking for a position to engage my creative flair and allow me to progress my career. I feel having experience in many different creative forms will allow me to move my career forward. In my spare time, I am a designer and dressmaker. My designed work regularly attends photo shoots and a growing collection of my work has been published in magazines and used in live fashion shows. On a freelance basis I regularly work as an arts coach with young people from varying backgrounds. I have grown to love this element of my life and knowing the skills, disciplines and passion that I can show to young people and how they can put them to good use in everyday life has become a constant inspiration to me. I am now looking for a more permanent position in this field, and to join an organisation where I can see growth both on a personal level, on from a company perspective.


  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Work history


Arts Coach & Dressmaker

LET Me Play

Mar 2013
  • Let Me Play is an organisation that runs various after school workshops for children, these are mostly centred around sports and education, I have run an art workshop for over two years, encouraging the children to be creative and allowing them to use materials that they often wouldn’t have the opportunity to use. I run workshops in different schools throughout the week and also have a busy and much sought after ‘holiday time’ workshop where children can come and spend the day and often the week. Within this role I have to be constantly thinking up new ideas to keep the children engaged in the different activities, these can vary from creating masks through to spray painting t shirts. Being in charge of upwards of 30 children is demanding and requires a lot of attention to detail, planning and organisational skills. Whilst I very much enjoy working for this company and have seen a rewarding amount of progression from some of the children I have worked with, I feel that it is now time to move on and focus on my own career and my own goals.


Enterprise Practitioner

The Challenge, NCS

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • • Work to support up to nine teams of young people through the Team Challenge part of NCS programme in London; • Leading sessions teaching enterprise, over three days, to a team of twelve young people; • Facilitating enterprise sessions with young people and working with community groups;


Set & Costume Designer

Time Wont Wait

Apr 2015 - May 2015
  • • Designing and creating costume for 3 performers; • Sourcing any materials needed for the successful delivery of both the costumes and full “Changing Places” set;


Artist & Organiser

Sense Collaborative Exhibition

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Ran a team of two people to raise publicity and awareness about blindness; • Interviews and workshops were held; • The frames were created and exhibited in different coffee shops across the capital; • Organised and presented the very first sense 12 frames exhibition in Islington;


Studio Assistant Manager

Metro Fashion Photography Studio

Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
  • Metro photography studio was a professional studio centred around the fashion industry, it was mostly utilised by modelling agencies for their models to update their portfolios however designers would also hire the space to capture their new collections. I would be on hand to ensure everything ran smoothly, this involved everything from taking bookings through to ensuring invoices were sent and payment was received. I would further ensure that our in house make up and stylist teams were prepped and ready. Maintaining strict schedules and an impeccable level of organisational skills were key within this role.


Costume Designer for Jerry Springer the Opera by S. Lee & R. Thomas

University Musical Society, ADC Theatre

Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
  • My responsibilities included designing overall cast look by ordering/making/renting costumes within a specific budget. Solved design complications, reducing production costs. Also communicating with cast, dealing with deadline.


Costume Designer for Princess IDA by W.S

Gilbert Arthur Sullivan, Fitzwilliam College Theatre

Apr 2012 - May 2012
  • • In this role, I had full responsibility with regards to all aspects of the costumes, as well as, being responsible for the costume budget.



Physical Theatre/neutral Mask

London Academy Of Music Dramatic Art

Jun 2013 - May 2013
  • An intensive training, comprising work on Le Jeu, Neutral Mask, Character Mask, Clown and the Bouffon.



National Theatre

Dec 2011 - Dec 2011
  • Intensive producing course


Arts And Humanities

Anglia Ruskin University

Aug 2007 - May 2010
  • BA (Hons)