Hi, I'm Jolie! Nice to meet you! I'm a fashion, costume and set designer from sunny Brisbane, Australia - currently based in London, UK. Having grown up in South East Queensland, I have an unwavering love and deep concern for our environment. I aim to keep sustainability at the heart of everything I do. I am passionate about skill-sharing and teaching others how they can change their habits in order to create a healthier and more ethical fashion future.Locked Pro Plan feature
I currently work at Rokit vintage as store supervisor. I am extremely passionate about sustainable fashion practices and am thrilled to be working for a company that encourages people to participate in a closed fashion cycle while allowing people to still have fun with their clothing.
Since 2015 I have worked as a costume designer, set designer and art director on music videos and short films. This has truly taught me the value of open communication, creative problem solving and negotiation while working within tight budgets and time frames. When hired as a costume or production designer, I have often undertaken additional roles where needed such as location scouting, casting, unit, make up, runner, etc. If you would like to see examples of my costume and production design work, please head to www.joliechatfield.com
As a cutter at BlackMilk, I operated the Pathfinder cutting machine. This included creating CAD markers and setting them up in the Pathfinder program, communicating with the spreader, supervising the machine as it cuts and bundling the garment panels. This role required me to work with efficiency and care to minimise recuts and wastage. Where needed, I also completed quality control duties as well as assisting the spreader. As a photoshoot assistant I acted as a dresser, runner and set design assistant, while also ensuring the shoot runs smoothly and to schedule.
At Opera Queensland I assisted in the creation of costumes for the October 2018 season of Don Giovani, as well as assisting with the "breaking down" finishings of costumes for the September 2018 performance of Peter Grimes. My role included making masks and headpieces, assisting with the creation of costume bibles for each character, assisting with archiving of costumes from recently completed shows, sewing shoe bags, organising costume racks, assisting fittings, steaming and pressing costumes, and any other task asked of me by the costume director.
In 2016 I interned with Ellery in Sydney, spending three weeks assisting with the design and sampling of their Spring/Summer 2017 Collection that showed at Paris Fashion Week in October 2016. Here I honed my time management skills as well as technical skills such as cutting, fitting, fusing, hand sewing, and printing CAD pattern markers. Part of my role here also included quality control for both their production and sampling teams.