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.
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.
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.
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.
The design and dressing of theatre productions
One year of a degree in costume design and construction before transferring to Rose Bruford College
Foundation Art and Design, for which I recieved a Merit