QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hons) Design for Performance 2:1, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), Cardiff, 2014 - 17

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (UAL) Distinction, Hereford College of Arts, 2013 - 14

(joint winner of the foundation award 2014 sponsored by the Elmley Foundation)

A-Levels Art + Design (Fine Art) A*, Geography B, Maths B, Hereford Sixth Form College, 2013

puppet designer / maker, puppeteer 

The Colossal Critter by PoCo Creations

walkabout puppetry performances at:

Pete the Monkey Festival, Normandy, July 2017

Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire, July 2017

Festival No. 6, Portmeirion, September 2017

Greenman Festival, Crickhowell, August 2018

Botany + Other Stories, Hay-On-Wye, September + October 2018

Above + Beyond Children's Festival, Plymouth + Plympton, October 2018

workshop assistant + parade steward 

Roath Lantern Parade, 2016

 

painter Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire, 2016

 

puppeteer Creatures of the Ancient World

walkabout puppetry performance 

Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire, 2016

puppeteer Deep Sea Diver

walkabout puppetry performance 

Greenman Festival, Crickhowell, 2015

 

scenic artist + set dresser Pop-up performance

Kington Youth Theatre, outdoor site specific promenade performance, Gladestry, 2015

puppet + prop maker My Apple Dumpling Girl

dir. Jess MacKenzie, About Face Theatre Company, 2014

 

architectural assistant surveying and CAD, 

Warren Benbow Architects, 2007 - 2015

RWCMD PRODUCTIONS

set + costume designer Spooky Action at a Distance

dir. Elayce Ismail, Burton Theatre, Cardiff and 

Gate Theatre, Notting Hill. Part of NEW: 2017

 

puppet + set designer / maker, puppeteer 

Shelley and the Ratman dir. Emma Williams, site specific promenade performance at Castell Coch, Cardiff, 2016

 

design assistant + scenic artist Madness in Valencia

dir. Adele Thomas, Caird Studio, Cardiff, 2016

 

design assistant + scenic artist Macbeth 

dir. Caroline Byrne, Chapter Arts, Cardiff, 2015

 

puppet designer / maker, puppeteer Just Add Water 

dir. Emma Williams, Bute Theatre, Cardiff and Prague Quadrennial, 2015

 

WORK PLACEMENTS

 

puppet maker Dinosaur World 

Max Humphries, 2016

 

puppet maker Babe the Sheep-Pig 

Pickled Image, 2016

puppet + costume maker Ar Waith Ar Daith

Walk the Plank, Wales Millennium Centre, 2015

CURRENT + PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL WORK

installation designer/maker Cogs + Gears Bicycle, BikeLights Festival, Wadebridge + Bodmin, September - October 2019

decor assistant Lost Village Festival

Cloud 9 Decor, August 2019

decor assistant Kendal Calling Festival

Cloud 9 Decor, July 2019

decor The Sunken Yard

Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire, March 2019 - Present

installation designer / maker Moons

Cloud 9 Decor, Lost Village Festival, January 2019 - Present

design consultant 2021 : A Cornish Space Odyssey, The Narwhale Ensemble, Plymouth, June 2019 - Present

set + costume designer / maker 2,000 Stories

Beyond Face CIC, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Exeter Phoenix April - June 2019

model maker / design consultant CITIZEN, Theatre Royal Plymouth People's Company, Theatre Royal Plymouth, April 2019

prop maker Botanical Flowers

Botany + Other Stories, Hay-On-Wye, December 2018 - September 2019

puppet designer / maker Forest Witch

Hansel and Gretel, Paddle Boat Theatre Company, Exeter, December 2018

assistant puppet maker Don Quixote

des. Toby Olie, London, September 2018

set + costume designer / maker The Elves + The Shoemaker, Above Bounds Theatre Collective, Plymouth, 

August - October 2018

decor assistant Lost Village Festival

Cloud 9 Decor, August 2018

decor assistant Kendal Calling Festival

Cloud 9 Decor, July 2018

puppet designer / maker, puppeteer Fishsko

by PoCo Creations, June - July 2018

walkabout puppetry performances at;

Nozstock Festival, Herefordshire, July 2018

Plymouth Festival of Light, November 2018

Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth, September 2019

set + costume designer / maker A-Tissue A-Tissue

Above Bounds Theatre Collective, Plymouth,

May - June 2018

art department assistant My Beautiful Circus

des. Takis, Giffords Circus, April - May 2018

interior concept designer Bump & Run simulator golf venue, April 2018

prop maker Donkey Headdress

A Midsummer Night's Dream, des. Michael Pavelka, Royal College of Music, London, February 2018

design assistant The Bear

des. Zoe Squire, Pins & Needles Productions

November - December 2017

assistant puppet maker Giant Snowy Owl

des. Jessica Jones, Bakehouse Factory, Bristol

November 2017

architectural model maker

Warren Benbow Architects, October 2017 - Present

 

mural painter Left Bank, Hereford,

September 2017 - Present

SKILLS

full clean uk driving licence, van owner, public liability insurance

set construction, bench / power / hand tools, scenic art, signage, puppet construction, clay sculpting, pattern making, renoflexing, hand sewing, knitting, industrial / domestic sewing machine, dyeing, distressing, dressing, sourcing, fittings, alterations, maintenance, budgeting, model making, prop making, soldering

AutoCAD, Google Sketch-up, Photoshop

REFERENCES

Sean Crowley

Head of Design at RWCMD

sean.crowley@rwcmd.ac.uk 

Lucy Hall

Lecturer at RWCMD

lucy.hall@rwcmd.ac.uk

Elayce Ismail

Director

elayce@hotmail.com

Designer / Maker for Performance + Events

Designer / Maker for Performance + Events

chloe.benbow@icloud.com

+44 (0)7791957676