I graduated from Central Saint Martins in Theatre Design for Performance in 2008. Since then, I have worked non-stop as a set and costume designer, along the way being nominated by the Off-West Awards, earning myself an Associate Designer position with a repertory training school, and working with many talented teams across London making great theatre. I enjoy seeking new and developing theatre companies to collaborate with, whilst maintaining long-standing working relationships with producers and directors.
With each project, I find new ways of processing concepts. As I interact with differing personalities on each collaboration, new methods of design approach are discovered, keeping my work vital and instinctive, so the work is always fresh and exciting.
As well as being a strong team leader and sympathetic collaborator, I am also proficient in model-making, costume-making and scenic painting. While realising the design, I am hands-on, ensuring projects do not lose the integrity of the original rendering, and are on time and within budget.
I believe the source material, whatever its form, is gospel. Though you may find new truths with the director through a shared feel for the text, the design will be grounded within the reality of the world you create.
My process can therefore be described as: seeking the reality of the text; examining its detail and creating a distorted reality within the space; so that, when actors inhabit the world, it is they that bring the emotional life to the story being represented by the set and costume design.
My aim is for new opportunities in story-telling; for continued practice of work; and developing processes with their exciting possibilities, be that through assisting and making connections with established designers or the potential to transform and create in well-known and newer larger mainstream venues.
Whatever the challenge, I am ready.