Joseph Perkins

Set Dresser/Visual Merchandiser

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Freelance set and costume designer/dresser specialising in set dressing for live television, interactive and immersive theatre productions and visual merchandising. Studied in the first year of a BA (Hons) in Costume Design and Production at Yorkshire Coast College and the second and third years of a BA (Hons) in Theatre Design at Rose Bruford College. Invested designer, avid writer, novice photographer.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Writer
  • Interior Decorating
  • Prop Buying
  • Prop Styling
  • Set Dresser
  • Window Dressing and Styling
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Set Dressing and Construction
  • Styling Still Life
  • Live Television

Work history

Currently

Set Stylist & Assistant

Matthew Calvin Ltd

Jan 2015
  • The job involves collaborating with the designer to help display his jewellery at trade shows to the highest standard. I have helped Matthew to get the best out of his stand at shows in both London and Paris, creating a modern and stylish set up which maximises the products potential. I also work at shows to hep draw in potential clients and promote the product to them personally.

Currently

Freelance Set Dresser & Visual Merchandiser

Several

Aug 2013

Currently

Visual Merchandiser

Barnado’s

Jul 2015
  • As a window dresser for Barnado's I frequently liaise with the staff to design and dress their shop window. We often theme the windows to current events and holidays and use props and clothing which has been donated to the shop to create an interesting and engaging finished storefront which draws in potential customers.

2016

Set Dresser

QVC

Aug 2013 - Mar 2016
  • My job as a set dresser at QVC required me to dress the backgrounds of the sets used and provide the furniture and set ups needed for shows. I worked closely with a team of floor assistants to create a space for each hour long show which had the correct aesthetic and feel for the product being sold. As I was working in live television, I have been able to perfect my ability to work under pressure and plan each ten hour shift as soon as I started in order to have each show set up with ample time for the client to view the set and add in any finishing touches or products needed.

Education

2014

Theatre Design

Rose Bruford College

Aug 2011 - May 2014
  • The design and dressing of theatre productions

2011

Costume Design and Construction

Yorkshire Coast College

Aug 2010 - May 2011
  • One year of a degree in costume design and construction before transferring to Rose Bruford College

2010

Foundation Art and Design

New College Nottingham

Aug 2009 - May 2010
  • Foundation Art and Design, for which I recieved a Merit