CV

Education

 

Queen Margaret University: 2009 – 2013

  • BA(Hons) Drama and Performance 

Scenehouse Design Course: Summer 2012

  • Advanced training in design for live performance

Scenehouse Paint Course: Summer 2015

  • Training in traditional scenic painting techniques

 

Professional Employment

 

September 2016 – The Production Exchange in Association with Jack Morton Worldwide

Set dresser for Lexus Launch in Paris.

  • Construction of an installation piece within the launch event.

  • Props dressing various spaces within the event.

October to November 2016 – Underbelly

Scenic assistant on Five Guys Named Moe.

  • Assisting the scenic artist in painting the set at the workshop and on site.

November 2016 – Howden Park

  • Scenic painter and design assistant on Red Riding Hood.

  • Painting the set for the pantomime Red Riding Hood.

  • Assisting the designer during tech week.

May to August 2016 Blueswater

  • Set Designer and Scenic Artist for The Blueswater fringe productions.

  • Designing sets for five productions by the band The Blueswater.

  • Working within a small budget.

  • Liaising with workshop on construction of set and materials required.

  • Painting of the set.

  • Overseeing the get in and fit up, and assisting the band during tech week.

May to July 2015 Riding of the Marches Pageant

  • Set Designer, Scenic Artist and Props Manager.

  • Designing the set for the pageant, including model creation and technical drawings.

  • Working within a small budget.

  • Liaising with workshop on construction of set and materials required.

  • Painting of the set and making of the props.

  • Overseeing the get in and fit up, and assisting the director during tech week.

March to May 2015 BIG - A show for 3-5 year olds

  • Set and Costume Designer, Set Construction, Scenic Artist and Props Manager.

  • Design and construction of a small tour-able set suited to nursery schools.

  • Working within a small budget.

  • Painting of the set and making the props.

August 2015 – September 2015 Tommy’s Honour Productions Ltd

  • Scenic assistant.

  • Assisting in the painting of the sets for the film Tommy’s Honour.

June 2015 – August 2015 Hopscotch Theatre Company

  • Set Designer, Scenic Artist and Props Manager for Rights of the Child.

  • Designing the set for a production to tour around schools, including model creation and technical drawings.

  • Liaising with workshop on construction of set and materials required.

  • Painting the set and making the props.

March 2015 - Present – Edinburgh International Science Festival

  • Scenic assistant.

  • Assisting in the setting up of exhibits for the Edinburgh Science Festival.

  • Scenic touch ups of exhibits.

Christmas Season 2014 and 2015 – ON at Fife

  • Props manager for the pantomimes run by ON at Fife at Carnegie Hall and Adam Smith Theatres.

  • Liaising with the director and designer on props required for both productions.

  • Researching, sourcing and making of props.

  • Working within a strict budget and organizing the associated financial paperwork.

  • Assisting the designer and director during tech week.         

November 2013 to August 2014 – Jack Morton Worldwide

  • Design and props assistant for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening and closing ceremonies.

  • Creation of white card and final scale models.

  • Props sourcing and buying.

  • Props making.

  • Upkeep of financial and administrative documentation.

  • General assistant to the creative director and head of props for the ceremonies.

February 2014 to March 2014 – Dogstar Theatre

  • Design assistant, ASM and scenic artist on Dogstar Theatre’s production, ‘Factor 9.' Travelling to assist during production week at the Profilteatern in Umea, Sweden.

  • Sourcing and creation of props.

  • General assistant to the production manager and designer.

  • Working alongside the designer as the scenic artist in the painting of the set.

  • General crew and artistic assistance during production week and technical setup. 

September 2014 – Present Big House Events

  • Scenic and general workshop assistant.

  • Scenic artist and scenic assistant on various theatre productions and events.

  • General assistance in the workshop, including some joinery tasks.

References

Alastair Ewer

07780688176

alastair_ewer@theproductionexchange.co.uk

 

Becky Minto

07773939416

becky.minto@talktalk.net

Francis Gallop

07799623832

fgallop@talktalk.net

 

Gordon Davidson

07969729909

gordon@bighouse-events.co.uk