About Me

A freelance Production Buyer and Set Decorator based in London, I have a particular passion for period productions and am consistently excited by the history of objects, objecthood and the potential for props as an extension of character. I thrive in high-pressure environments and derive a vast sense of achievement when working within close teams to create the imagined worlds of Directors and Designers alike, always paying the highest attention to detail.

I come from a Fine Art background, and continue to work freelance in this field as an Artist and Co-Founder / Chair of the Board of Trustees for artist-run project space, registered charity and studio provider Turf Projects. 

My experiences have developed my strong observational, research and analytical skills; are integral to my approach to creative problem solving; and have given me a firm underpinning in the History of Art and Design that I believe to be indispensable within Set Dec roles.  

Education

First Class Hons BA Fine Art and History of Art (International)

University of Leeds  | L'Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Grenoble-Valence

Alan Mohun Memorial Prize for particularly gifted student, University of Leeds, 2010

Key Skills & Training

Microsoft Office incl. Excel | Adobe Photoshop, InDesign & Premier Pro | SketchUp | Spoken and written French | Script Breakdowns | Character Analysis | Budget Management up to 300k | Prop Making | Sewing | Electrical PAT Testing | Emergency First Aid at Work | Fire Safety Awareness | Full clean UK Driving Licence with own car 

Features & TV Drama

'ITV: THE DURRELLS 3' | April - Sept 2017 | Production Buyer

Period TV Comedy Drama | Sid Gentle Films | Production Designer: Stevie Herbert

'POSTCARDS FROM LONDON' | Nov - Dec 2016 | Props Buyer

Feature Film | Diablo Films and BFI | Production Designer: Ollie Tiong

'DOUBLE DATE' | Aug - Oct 2016 | Set Decorator

Feature Film | Double Date Film Co Ltd | Production Designer: Jabez Bartlett

'CHURCHILL' | May - June 2016 | Additional Props Buyer (dailies)

Feature Film | Salon Pictures | Production Designer: Chris Roope

'BBC 1: SS-GB' | Aug 2015 - Jan 2016 | Action Prop Buyer 

Period TV Drama | Sid Gentle Films | Production Designer: Lisa Marie Hall

‘BBC 2: LONDON SPY’ | Sept 2014 - June 2015 | Action Prop Buyer (stepping up to Production buyer for second block and reshoots Jan-Feb and June 2015)

TV Drama | Working Title TV | Production Designer: Lisa Marie Hall

'ITV: ENDEAVOUR 3 - Episode 3' | May - June 2015 | Assistant Buyer

Period TV Drama | Mammoth Screen | Production Designer: Anna Pritchard

‘ITV: WHITECHAPEL 3’ | 2011 | Art Department Trainee

TV Drama | Carnival Film & Television Ltd | Production Designer: Tom Brown

Theatre & Live Events

‘SECRET CINEMA: MOULIN ROUGE’ | Jan - Feb 2017 | Set Decorator

Live Film Event | Future Cinema | Production Designer: Tim McQuillen-Wright

'DINNER AT THE TWITS' | Aug 2016 | Props Buyer

Immersive Dining Event | The Vaults | Les Enfants Terribles | Production Designer: Sam Wyer

'THE SHERLOCK HOLMES EXPERIENCE' | May - July 2016 | Set Decorator and Props Manager

Theatre Event and Permanent Attraction | Madame Tussauds | Production Designer: Sam Wyer

'SWINGERS - THE CRAZY GOLF CLUB' | May 2016 | Senior Set Dresser

Venue | Super Glue Events | Art Director: Jemma J Skidmore

‘THE CLOCKWORK GARDEN’ | April 2016 | Props Buyer

Exhibition | House of Fairytales | Designer: Darling & Edge

‘SECRET CINEMA: 28 DAYS LATER’ | April 2016 | Additional Props Buyer (dailies)

Live Film Event | Future Cinema | Production Designer: Tim McQuillen-Wright

‘GOOSEBUMPS ALIVE’ | March - April 2016 | Props Buyer

Theatre Event | The Vaults | Production Designer: Sam Wyer

‘SECRET CINEMA: DR STRANGELOVE’ | Jan - Feb 2016 | Set Decorator

Live Film Event | Future Cinema | Production Designer: Alexandria Da Silva

‘SECRET CINEMA: STAR WARS’ | April - May 2015 | Props Buyer

Live Film Event | Future Cinema | Production Designer: Ollie Tiong

‘ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND’ | March - April 2015 | Props Buyer

Theatre Event | Les Enfants Terribles | Production Designer: Sam Wyer 

‘SECRET CINEMA: BACK TO THE FUTURE’ | July 2014 | Set Dresser

Live Film Event | Future Cinema | Production Designers: Ollie Tiong & Simon Walker

‘AUTO ITALIA LIVE’ | 2011 | Production Manager

Artist TV Series | Auto Italia South East | Producer: Auto Italia South East

‘MATMOS’ | 2011 | Production Manager

Live Music Event | Auto Italia South East | Producer: Auto Italia South East & Upset the Rhythm

‘FROM LUCKYPDF TV THIS IS AUTOITALIA LIVE’ | 2010 | Project Manager

Artist TV Series | Auto Italia South East | Producer: Auto Italia South East & LuckyPDF TV

‘YES WAY!’ | 2010 | Production Assistant

Live Music Event | Auto Italia South East | Producer: Auto Italia South East & Upset the Rhythm

‘LITTLE LONDON FIELDS FESTIVAL’ | 2010 | Décor Installation Leader

Live Art and Music Festival | Little London Fields

Music Videos & Short Films

'THE EGG AND THE THIEVING MAGPIE' | Nov - Dec 2016 | Set Decorator

Short Film | Stone City Films | Production Designer: Jabez Bartlett

'ELTON JOHN: A GOOD HEART' | May 2015 | Set Dresser

Music Video | RSA Films | Art Director: Malin Lindholm | Director: Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen

'COCONUTSCALE: FRAMES' | April 2015 | Art Director & Costume Designer

Music Video | Director: Giorgio Bosisio

‘DAISY VICTORIA: BLUE ARC’ | Sept 2014 | Art Director & Costume Designer

Music Video | RHVO | Director: Rob Heppel

‘ANDREW BIRD: GIVE IT AWAY’ | 2012 | Costume Designer

Music Video | Mom & Pop Records | Director: Giorgio Bosisio

‘WHERE THE WIND HIDES’ | 2011 | Set Decorator & Costume Designer

Short Film | London Film School | Director: Giorgio Bosisio

‘BLACK SPOTS’ | 2011 | Set Decorator & Costume Designer

Short Film | London Film School | Director: Giorgio Bosisio

Commercials & Entertainment

'Mother Advertising - KFC Pitch' | March 2017 | Props Buyer

Room redress for KFC pitch  | Mother Advertising | Design: Darling & Edge

'Sysco Productions' | Dec 2016 | Props Buyer

Promo Video | Sysco Productions | Production Designer: Jabez Bartlett

'AVIVA: Face Up to Your Pension' | August 2016 | Props Buyer

Advertisement | Outsider | Production Designer: Beck Rainford

‘MATALAN: Made for Modern Families’ | February 2015 | Assistant Buyer

Advertisement | We are Made | Art Director: Mark Connell

‘DISNEY INFINITY: 2.0 WINTER’ | Sept 2014 | Art Department Assistant

Advertisement | Ichi Limited | Art Director: Matt Clark

‘POP TV: BIG POP ART’ | July – Aug 2014 | Art Department Assistant

TV | Pretzel Film | Production Designer: Annette Margetts

Other Employment

TURF PROJECTS | Co-Founder & Chair of the Board of Trustees | 2013 - Present 

Co-founded an Arts Charity in Croydon, producing free workshops, events and exhibitions for the area. Recently elected Chair of the Board of Trustees (May 2016).

SUPERNORMAL FESTIVAL | Associate Member | 2016 - present

Arts & projects team member and recently appointed associate member (Oct 2017) for annual experimental art and music festival Supernormal. Duties include programming arts and activities including live acts, talks and displays, copy writing and social media.

RECREATIVEUK.COM | Editorial Board Member | 2013 - 2015

Co-developed and managed content for a website aimed at 16-25 year olds interested in Contemporary Art. Co-produced and curated free public events including symposiums, exhibitions, Art tours and workshops.

BOW ARTS TRUST | Artist Studio and Live/Work Coordinator | 2012 - 2014

Co-Managed over 400 Creative Studios and Live/Work units in East and South East London, providing maintenance, administrative and events support for Arts Education Charity and Studio Provider Bow Arts Trust.

AUTO ITALIA SOUTH EAST | Assistant Producer and Gallery Manager | 2010 - 2011

Produced large-scale public Art events and carried out daily administration for artist-run gallery, commissioning body and studio provider. Administrative duties included project management (of art exhibitions, film screenings, live events, lectures and workshops), accounts and budgeting, fundraising, studio and location management and press & marketing.

Exhibitions & Talks

2015 W-omens, exhibiting artist, 3236RLS Open Studios, London

2014 Invisible Hours, co-produced exhibition cataloguing the work of the REcreative editorial board, South London Gallery, London

2014 WYSIWYG? co-produced and chaired a symposium event on digital production featuring talks from web artists and digital curators from the Barbican, V&A and Lighthouse, South London Gallery, London

2014 Tomorrow's Chip Paper, presented an interactive work with artist Naomi Tattum exploring notions of trauma and memory for 'Vanishing Entities', as part of London Science Festival

2014 Free Range: Free Thinking, gave a talk on networking and peer assessment for recent UK graduates, Truman Brewery, London

2013 London Urban Visits: One Day Alive, led a drawing workshop for a group of 30 adults working in the fields of art, architecture and urban design, Lower Lea Valley, London

2013 Illume, co-produced and presented an evening of talks and workshops for emerging artists and recent graduates, South London Gallery, London

2012 Agora, exhibiting artist and assistant producer for a peer-led event of over 40 graphic designers, artists, writers, filmmakers and musicians, Tooting Market, London

2011 Show Something, exhibiting artist, Seven Sisters, London 

2010 Come See my Drawings of Eagles, co-curator and exhibiting artist for a degree show and accompanying symposium that questioned institutional assessment within the subjective field of fine art practice, University of Leeds Degree Show

2010 Playground, co-curator and exhibiting artist for an exhibition exploring notions of play and humour in art, as part of 'Art in Unusual Spaces', Leeds Shopping Plaza

2010 It’s Not Funny, exhibiting artist for an exhibition exploring the use of humour in contemporary art practice, MAP Gallery, Leeds

2010 As Above So Below, co-curator and exhibiting artist for a 24 Hour Exhibition on the themes of alchemy, abjection and transformation, Hyde Park, Leeds

2009 Portes Ouvertes, exhibiting artist for a city-wide art festival, l’Ecole Supérieure d’Art et Design Grenoble-Valence

2008 Three by Four, exhibiting artist, May Art Week, University of Leeds

2007 Allotment Projects, co-curator and exhibiting artist, Situation Leeds: Artists and the Public Realm

Publications 

2017 Front Horse Zine, Food, Nottingham, UK

2014 Dignity of Salads Zine, No Turf Unturned, London, UK

2012 Human Zoo Zine, Submission for Sex and Symbolism Issue, London, UK

2010 Dissecting the Wound, University of Leeds, UK

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