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Vanya Vaishnavi Singh

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsSet / Production Designer - Costume Designer - Event Planner

About me

’m a tenacious worker and a creative problem solver. Over the last few years I have worked in different aspects of Film and Theatre. Whether it has been art direction, design, production or marketing, the skills I have learned have been useful and transferrable. I have learned to adapt to situations as they change, multitask and structure and organise time. Seeing as these industries are collaborative in nature, I’ve learned to work in a team in a cohesive way I am incredibly interested in the images we consume within the media today. I find that each image conveys a story, a message and a lifestyle. As a theatre designer my approach to most briefs is to find the narrative that’s being told. People are becoming cleverer consumers and are more aware and critical of what they are being shown than ever before. The market is begging for innovation and diversity, and I would love to be a part of fulfilling that need.

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Skills

  • Scale Model-making
  • Set Deisgn
  • Set Decorator
  • Costume Assistant
  • Costume Design/sewing
  • 2+ Languages
  • Adobe Premiere/photoshop/indesign
  • Vectorworks
  • Basic Carpentry
  • Davinci Resolve

Work history

2017

Designer

Wimbledon College of Art

Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
  • The Place, 20 Flaxman Terrace, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9AT, UK
  • Freelance
  • I worked as a Designer on a dance piece "James Dream" as a part of a design and dance collaboration at The Place, Euston. My choreographer and I devised a dance piece around the theme of identity and self discovery using the metaphor of an old car. As a designer, my visuals focused on stripping down the car to it's bare bones, parallel to the concept of stripping away layers to find your own essence. My choreographer focussed his movements on repetition of motif, parallel to concept of reinforcing behaviour to forge your own identity. My roles included: a) Managing the budget b) prop sourcing c) Renting required lighting d) Prop Building and carpentry

2016

Assistant Production Co-ordinator

A little Anarky

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
  • New Delhi, India
  • Internship
  • Through pre-production I was a part of brain storming sessions, creating proposal decks for customers as well as creating and coordinating the required props, set pieces and costumes for up coming shoots. Through shoots my role varied from set and prop design and construction to make up artist and taking care of the talent on set. Other times I just did the job of a runner or crowd control. As it was a small company, I also got involved with hosting events with their sister company "Bedlam", including a comedy night, an actors mixer and a film screening.

2016

Art Department Assistant

Kundalini Entertainment

Mar 2016 - May 2016
  • Mumbai, India
  • Internship
  • I worked under Production Designer Parul Sondh on a standing set for the upcoming Bollywood Film “Daddy”. My responsibilities included set dressing, prop ageing, graphic design and printing as well as organising and sorting out props, creating inventories, insuring continuity and keeping track of incoming and out going rented props.

2015

Volunteer

you me bum bum train

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I worked on the “traps” team during performances and helped with re-painting and re-designing in hiatus between performances. I also worked on licensing with regard to advertising.

2015

Prop Maker

Volpe Productions

Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I worked as a Prop designer and maker for an independently produced pilot for a show called "No Code". My responsibilities included designing set pieces for each 'band' in the show, creating their merchandise and designing their logos and promotional material such as posters, flyers and t-shirts.

2014

Volunteer

Pathfinder Productions

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
  • 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT, UK
  • Freelance
  • I volunteered as a set dresser during the set up of Grimm's Tales at Shoreditch Town Hall. A few pieces of previous work were used within the sets as well. I also ushered for Grimm's Tales for a few weeks of performance.

2013

Digital Creative Team

The Davis peace project

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Freelance
  • I worked as a part of a peace project, sponsored by The Davis foundation for peace. The aim was to teach children in the conflict zone of Kashmir how to use digital story telling as a tool to express their opinions. My role included advising students on how best to plan and produce their projects as well as teach them to edit using the available software.

2011

Art Director - Film

The Yellow Brick Project

May 2011 - Aug 2011
  • New Delhi, India
  • Freelance
  • For "Juliet Must Die", I worked on the Film team as well as the events team. My responsibilities included working as a part of a team to - plan out social media strategy and fundraising events - liaise with different teams - work as art director for the short film shoots - create behind the scene content for the sponsors and social media promotion - manage the performers - document the live show