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Maria Shrigley

Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Maria Shrigley

Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Highly skilled junior art director with extensive hands on prop making experience. I’m a big fan of colour! I grew up as an artist assistant (it’s in the blood) and after studying image styling for performance at London College of Fashion I went on to study Prop making (BA hons ) at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Whilst in my final year I gained a role as an art dept assistant on Danny Boyle’s channel 4 pilot Babylon and gained a real interest in the art department. I have had jobs working as a prop maker in theatre, film and for window display (John Lewis christmas Windows) Alongside my studies I have also explored my interest in content creation and have become experienced in producing short form documentary and promotional content for platforms such as Dazed Digital and Boiler Room. Including general content creation for fashion brands -photography, Instagram/Facebook videos and visual merchandising.
Projects
  • VOG- Coffee Break (feat Gabriella) Music VideoOne of my absolute favourite jobs I have art directed, a fun studio shoot with art dept team of 3. We painted the cyclorama stage in the perfect shade of Pantone caramel. I created various props for this shoot including two miniature sets to be destroyed (Kubrick inspired) with coffee!
  • SEB- Taedium Music VideoShot in the beautiful Puzzlewood, headed up a team of 5 art dept assistants to install various props and SFX. I sculpted various orange emojis (alongside Director David Tomaszewski) and created edible effects. Gained over 3.2 million views in less than 6 months
  • Artist- Christmas pop up Shop -Sainsburys giving storeCommissioned to create a Miniature installation in paper in a pop up shop in Covent Garden (Dec 2019) to help educate the public about food banks. Project run by Gravity road for Sainsburys and Argos to promote giving to food banks in various ways including donation bins. I used the suggested donations (tins, packets and toys) as a template to create simplified "cartoon" packaging made from paper. I created small packages to be placed inside the donation bins. I also created two children's char
  • Domas. DAZED DOC XShort documentary following a skater working with the long live southbank campaign to save the underpass from removal. Can be seen on dazed digital or Vimeo-
  • KINK Boiler Room/ 4:3 Short documentary - Vile FilmsShort documentary for the Boiler Room film platform 4:3
  • PRICK. DAZED DOC X Short documentary Vile FilmsShort doc following Henry Hate of Prick Tattoo
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Work history
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    Art Director- FreelanceArt Director
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance Art Director for short film and promo Including high budget music video content.
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    ProducerVile Films
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Producer for Vile Films working with Director Jake Narang on short films, promo and documentary.
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Skills
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Content Creation
  • Brand Creative Strategy
  • Brand Developent
  • Filmmaking
  • Editing
  • Prop Making
  • Prop Buying
  • Prop Dressing
  • Prop Sourcing
  • Research Imagery
  • Producing
  • Content Producing
  • Creative Producing
  • Camera op
  • Photo Assisting
  • Photo Editing
  • Photoshoot Planning
  • Photoshoot Styling
  • Photoshop
  • 35mm Photography
  • Photography
  • Craft Skills
  • Craftmanship
  • Drafting
  • Paper Craft
  • Sculpting
  • Clay Sculpting
  • Welding
  • Visual Art
  • Visual Display
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Window Installations
  • Retail Windows
Education
    ABC Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignLondon College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    Image styling for performance
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
     - London, United Kingdom
    Prop Making- Theatre Practice
Awards
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    Final year awards FundingFenton Arts Trust