Professional Profile

Driven and creative, Libby is a visual/practical designer. Her ultimate ambition is to become a permanent member of a resident or touring company, focusing on scenic painting, construction and prop making. Her keen eye for detail always sets her work apart.

 

 

 

Practical Skills:

Scenic painting, set design, set construction, power tools, signage, model making, prop making, dressing, costume design, costume making, hand/machine sewing. 

 

Technical Skills:

Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Microsoft Office

 

Training:

BA Theatre Design - Nottingham Trent University (2017-2020)

A-Levels - Fine Art / Drama / English Literature - The Redhill Academy Sixth Form (2015-2017)

 

Experience:

 

2020:

Set & Costume Designer -Glengarry Glen Ross - Nottingham College- April 2020

  • Set construction/scenic painting

  • Sourcing props/furniture/costume

  • Working with a specific budget

  • Attending rehearsals, working closely with the actors and director  

2019: 

Scenic Painter / Workshop Volunteer - Arnot Hill Park 100 Year Anniversary Mural - July 2019

 

  • Collaboration with HandMade Theatre & City Arts

  • Running workshops with young people from the Express Yourself team

  • Working with the public, demonstrating how to print onto the mural

 

 

Puppet Maker / Prop Maker - Are We Nearly There Yet? - Touring show by HandMade Theatre - April 2019

 

  • Creating puppets: Carving polystyrene, hand/machine sewing

  • Making and repairing various props

  • Constructing elements of the set

  • Painting signs to be displayed during the show

  • Creating merchandise to be sold after the show

  • Decorating the touring van with drawn illustrations

 

 

Set Designer / Construction - Shakespeare Schools Massive: A Midsummer Nights Dream - Nottingham Playhouse - March 2019

  • Working with a specific budget

  • Sourcing materials

  • Working independently in the Paint Shop, constructing the set

  • Scenic painting

  • Prop making

  • Lighting design

  • Assisting with the get in/out

2018:

 

Set Designer / Construction - Soonchild - Waverly Theatre December 2018

  • Collaborative project with Red Earth & NTU Theatre Design

  • Devising and designing a performance to be performed to Mellors Primary School students

  • Creating captions and shadow puppets

  • Various set dressing and construction

  • Lighting design

 

Scenic Painter - Sweet Charity - Nottingham Playhouse- July 2018

  • Working as a scenic art assistant, painting and constructing a foliage cloth

  • Working under Head of Paint Shop

Set Designer / Construction - Seven Acts of Mercy - Waverly Theatre - March 2018

  • Collaborative design project with NTU Theatre Design 

  • Constructing and dressing the set

  • Painting the floor and elements of the set

  • Dressing in costume portraying a character to animate the space

  • Lighting Design

Wardrobe Assistant - Opera North: Don Giovani - March 2018

  • Lay out clothing in designated changing areas, standing by to quickly help the actor out and back into their costume. 

  • Packing and unpacking costumes and accessories. 

  • Looking after costumes between scenes. 

  • Gathering garments at the end of the show for laundering and dry-cleaning, and prepping the racks for the next show.

2017:

Puppet Maker / Performer - Bunraku Puppet Show - October 2017

  • Collaboratory devised puppetry performance with NTU Theatre Design

  • Co-puppeteering during performance

 

Set Designer - Barnum's Circus - The Redhill Academy - April 2017

  • Collaborative devised piece

  • Scenic painting

  • Prop making

  • Set construction

  • Assisting with the get in/out

 

2016:

Scenic Painter / Costume Maker - The Wizard of Oz - The Redhill Academy - September 2016

  • Assisting with painting backdrops and props

  • Hand/machine sewing capes for the chorus

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