I graduated from the MFA in Performance Costume at Edinburgh College of Art in June 2021 with a Distinction, having returned to education as a mature student.
With a BA (Hons) in Printed Textiles I have an extensive background as a Print and Embroidery designer for womenswear fashion, and am keen to transfer my skills in hand painting, printing and dyeing textiles to working in costume. I have a studio in Edinburgh where I can carry out screen-printing, textile work and costume breakdown.
With many years’ experience of self-employment, I am comfortable working long hours to meet deadlines, and am self-motivated, organised and able to remain calm and reliable under pressure.
I work with exacting attention to detail and think logically, laterally and creatively to solve problems, with the ability to prioritise, use my initiative and adapt to changing circumstances. I thrive on the creative interaction that comes from working as part of a team, tackle tasks with enthusiasm, and am positive, friendly and approachable.
Design/Illustration • Domestic/Industrial Machine Sewing/Hand Sewing • Garment fitting • Costume Breakdown •
Contemporary/Vintage Sourcing • Styling • Set Design and Scale Model Making • Hand-painting and Drawing
Screen-printing using Pigment / Dye / Foil / Flock • Digital and Sublimation Printing
Dyeing • Hand-painting • Fabric Manipulation • Embroidery and Embellishment Design
Photoshop • Illustrator • InDesign
Anansi Boys, Spider Pictures Ltd – Textile sampling and Screenprinting, Nov 2021- April 2022
Shetland ITV Production – Costume Trainee, October – Nov 2021
The Legend of White Bear Lake, British Youth Music Theatre, Assistant Designer August 2021
Work Experience and Training
Hit The Ground Running Bectu Vision, October 2021
Leonne, Costume Design, Short Film, BA (Film) at ECA
Jan – March 2020
Peter Pan, Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Breakdown and Textile Assistant
Costume Design Essentials, Creative Media Skills Pinewood Studios
Please contact me for a full copy of my CV.