Samantha Hunter
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Samantha Hunter

Production DesignerIreland
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Samantha Hunter

Production DesignerIreland
About me
I specialise in designing visually stunning and practical environments, making temporary installations look permanent. I have worked as team leader to provide a full creative design service, project and production management and have had the luxury of building and producing all projects in-house in the workshop connected to the company, giving me hands on experience in dealing with set building and management of the build team. To date I have worked on a diverse range of installations which have taken me from a temporary exhibition venue made up of 50 converted shipping containers to a small pop-up brand displays, from a private party on the golfing greens of Fancourt to the debut of The Voice in South Africa, from the fields of the Meggaliesburg to a 1500 square meter world class television studio and everything and everywhere in between. No matter how big or small, I love a challenge.
Projects
  • Set & Production Design
    Set & Production Design I specialise in designing visually stunning and practical environments, making temporary installations look permanent. I have worked as team leader to provide a full creative design service, project and production management and have had the luxury of building and producing all projects in-house in the workshop connected to the company, giving me hands on experience in dealing with set building and the management of the build team. I am looking for a position to spread my creativity and add to the world of design. I am looking for a position as an event or exhibition designer. I have the ability to project manage productions with the knowledge of technical drawing as well as scheduling and would confidently be able to fill such a role as well. To date I have worked on a diverse range of installations which have taken me from a temporary exhibition venue made up of 50 converted shipping containers to a small pop-up brand displays, from a private party on the golfing greens of Fancourt for the top affluent clients of a banking power house to the debut of The Voice in South Africa, from the fields of the Magaliesburg to a 1500 square meter world class television studio and everything and everywhere in between.
  • The Voice South Africa
    The Voice South AfricaOVERVIEW OF PROJECT: The African version of the International, Grammy Award Winning TV production, The Voice. We faced many challenges to keep up with the International standard on a limited budget, but have managed to produce a fantastic glitzy result - which resulted in The Voice SA winning a SAMA award for Season 1. We have completed the second season of The Voice South Africa as well as The Voice Nigeria and The Voice Francophone - all of which are shot here in SA. I am tasked with translating all the technical drawings for the build from the virtual design. It was my responsibility to ensure that the drawings of the set are correct and that the set can work for the venue. I over saw and managed the build of this project on the workshop floor. RESPONSIBILITIES IN PROJECT: Assisted Dewet Meyer on Design Composed and produced technical drawings Assisted in the management of set build, set up & change overs Maintained client expectation Set dressing of The Voice Francophone ENG rooms
Work history
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    Set / Production DesignerJDM Unlimited
    Johannesburg, South AfricaFull Time
    I specialise in designing visually stunning and practical environments, making temporary installations look permanent. I have worked as team leader to provide a full creative design service, project and production management and have had the luxury of building and producing all projects in-house in the workshop connected to the company, giving me hands on experience in dealing with set building and the management of the build team. To date I have worked on a diverse range of installations which have taken me from a temporary exhibition venue made up of 50 converted shipping containers to a small pop-up brand displays, from a private party on the golfing greens of Fancourt for the top affluent clients of a banking power house to the debut of The Voice in South Africa, from the fields of the Magaliesburg to a 1500 square meter world class television studio and everything and everywhere in between.
Skills
  • 3D Design
  • CAD Drawings
  • Spatial Design
  • Set Design
  • Art Direction
  • 3D Rendering
  • Project Management
  • Client Facing
  • Client Managing
  • Team Leadership
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts Honours in Dramatic ArtsUniversity of Witwatersrand
     - Johannesburg, South Africa
    The BADA degree is a four  year professional degree programme. It aims to stimulate an awareness of historical and theoretical developments in drama and film and to educate and train students in the theoretical and practical study of theatre and performance and cognate disciplines.
Awards
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    Golden HornSouth African Television
    The Voice South Africa -Golden Horn Award for Best International Format Show