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Jolanta Pilinkaite

Visual Merchandiser/Dressmaker

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

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About me

My skills as a designer have led me to taking opportunities surrounding theatrical costume design and one of commissions for customers often being given somewhat of a free reign. Having completed a number of published pieces and also gaining an arts and humanities degree I have the relevant qualifications and a strong portfolio to assure any company or individual that I am capable of producing high end results.

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Skills

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

Work history

2015

Enterprise Practitioner

The Challenge, NCS

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • Leading sessions teaching enterprise, over three days, to a team of twelve young people; • Working to develop confidence and performance skills for students with a range of abilities aged 16 – 18 years; • Insuring child protection and safeguarding policy is followed and implemented at all times; • Experience of being highly self-motivated and a collaborative team member; • Developed game plans and adjusted them according to various game situations. • Experience of organising, managing and facilitating arts education projects working specifically with young people; •Planning the overall creative aims of each week; • Facilitating enterprise sessions with young people and working with community groups;

2015

Set & Costume Designer

Time Wont Wait

May 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Croydon, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • • My responsibilities included designing overall cast look within a specific budget. • Solved design complications, reducing production costs. • Sourcing any materials needed for the successful delivery of both the costumes and set; • To participate in the smooth running of all get-ins, rehearsals, performances, and get-outs; • To ensure that all costumes allocated to the post holder and all costumes in the rooms in which they work are kept in a tidy and secured manner; • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines and to changed priorities.

2015

Artist & Organiser

Sense Collaborative Exhibition

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • In association with SeeAbility a charity for blind people I worked with a number of blind people and partially sighted people to create pieces of art centred around one word, ‘Beauty’. The concept was to understand what beauty is and means to blind people, we had a huge interest from social media and decided that the pieces would be exhibited in different coffee shops throughout London and finally auctioned off for the charity itself. My role was essentially to lead the way and organise everything. I met and spoke with blind photographers, artists and musicians who were all keen to put forward a piece on what beauty means to them. I asked for donations of frames from all over London to display the art. I produced a number of connecting pieces that were focused on quotes from what people had said when I met with them, I liaised with the charity, the artists and the coffee shops to ensure everything ran smoothly. The experience for me was incredible, and showed me a whole new word of art. (Further information on the exhibition can be seen at www.jolie-sense.com) • Organised and presented the very first sense 12 frames exhibition in Islington;

2016

Arts Coach & Dressmaker

Let Me Play

Apr 2013 - May 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2012

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

University Musical Society, ADC Theatre

Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2012

Costume Designer for Princess IDA by W.S

Gilbert Arthur Sullivan, Fitzwilliam College Theatre

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

2013

Studio Assistant Manager

Metro Fashion Photography Studio

May 2012 - Apr 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • 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.

Education

2013

Physical Theatre/neutral Mask

London Academy Of Music Dramatic Art

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

2011

Producing

National Theatre

Dec 2011 - Dec 2011
  • Intensive producing course

2010

Arts And Humanities

Anglia Ruskin University

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
  • BA (Hons)