CV

Self-Employed Freelancing: November 1999 – to Present

 

March 2014 – May 2013      Celebrity Juice, ITV                             Art dept /Painter

Oct 2013 – Nov 2013           Celebrity Juice, ITV                             Art dept /Painter

Feb 2013 – April 2013          Celebrity Juice, ITV                             Art dept /Painter

Sept 5th- 16th – 2013        YES London, The Mayors Thames Festival         Designer

Oct 2012                        YES sculpture, OVADA Art exhibition, Oxford       Designer

Sept 2012                      YES sculpture, London Art Now exhibition            Designer

Sept 2012                                     Superstar, ITV                                 Scenic Painter

July 2012          Commissioned ‘YES’ sculpture/ Secret Garden Party          Designer

Feb 2012 – Nov 2012                Celebrity Juice, ITV                           Art dept /Painter

Jan 2012                       Swarovski Crystal Product Launch               Design Assistant

Sept 2011 – Nov 2011              Celebrity Juice, ITV                            Art dept /Painter

July 2011          Commissioned ‘YES’ sculpture/ Secret Garden Party           Designer

April 2011 – May 2011                  Odd One In, ITV                               Scenic Painter

March 2011 – April 2011              Sing if you can, ITV                           Scenic Painter

Feb 2011 – April 2011                  Push the Button, ITV                         Scenic Painter

Aug 2004 – July 2011                    Blue Peter, BBC          Scenic Painter / Art Director

Oct 2010 – Dec 2010     Wallace and Gromit Tour, BBC    Scenic Painter / Art Director

Nov 2010              Jaimy Oliver’s Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park       Design Assistant

Oct 2010                    Horrible Histories, BBC, Series 3      Scenic Painter, Prop Maker

Oct 2010                      D&G Estate Agents Calendar shoot                   Scenic Painter

Sept 2010                       CBBC, Thames Festival, BBC                     Design Assistant

Sept 2010                   Last of the Summer Wine, BBC                          Scenic Painter

Sept 2010                           Vexed, BBC                                               Scenic Painter

Aug 2010            Keep Your Enemies Close, BBC             Scenic Painter / Art Director

Jun-Jul 2010                     Trapped, BBC        Scenic Painter, Prop Maker, Set dresser

Jul 2010                            Fi Fi Fo Yum, BBC                 Scenic Painter, Floor Painter

Jun 2010                         Big Brother, Endemol, C4                              Scenic Painter

May 2010                            Odd One In, BBC                   Scenic Painter, Prop Maker

Apr 2010                          Push the Button, ITV                    Scenic Painter / Art Dept

Mar 2010                       School Of Comedy, BBC                                Scenic Painter

Oct 2009                  Horrible Histories, BBC, Series 2       Scenic Painter, Prop Maker

Jul 2009                            One Show, BBC             Scenic Painter, Design Assistant

Jun – Jul 2009                The Scum Rises Also, BBC                           Scenic Painter

May 2009       James May’s Plastasine Garden, BBC        Scenic Painter/model maker

May 2009            School Workshop, Drayton Manor School               Scenic Painting Tutor

Apr 2009                             Jam & Jerusalem, BBC                             Scenic Painter

Apr 2009 – Mar 2010       Youth Support Worker, LBR             Youth Support Worker

Jan 2009                               Sky News, SKY                                       Scenic Painter

Dec 2008                       Christmas Top of the Pops               Scenic Painter / Design Assistant

Oct 2008                        Knorr Stock Cube Advert                           Art Director/ Buyer

Oct 2008                    Horrible Histories, BBC, Series 1      Scenic Painter, Prop Maker

Aug 2008                                  Hi 5, BBC                                                Prop Maker

March 2008       ‘My’ School Musical, Disney Channel      Art Director / Scenic Painter

2005 – 2008                    GMTV & LK Today, ITV              Scenic Painter / Set Dresser

Jul – Aug 2006          Motorola, ‘City Strips’ Art installation                Graphics Applier

Jul 2001 – 2006                   Top of the Pops, BBC                               Scenic Painter

Nov 2003 – Apr 2004               Cbeebies, BBC                                      Scenic Painter

Nov 2002 – Apr 2003    The Saturday Show, TOTP  Saturday, BBC    Design Assistant

Nov 1999 – 2003                 Later with Jools Holland, BBC                    Scenic Painter

Jan 2002 – Jun 2002                Saturday Kitchen                                  Scenic Painter

 

S.F.Scenic Manufacturing, London – November 1997 – November 1999

Position held: Trainee Scenic Painter.

Originally a three year contract, administration problems at S.F. resulted in there insolvency after two years of the contract.  Whilst working here I was trained as a Painter and decorator, learning all skills needed to prep and finish a room with the correct processes and finishes. I was then taught the basics of marbling and graining and some simple stonework finishes. Here is a list of just a few of the shows that I worked on during the two years.

  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks, BBC                                                 Standby Painter
  • Dinner Ladies (Series 1& 2) , BBC                              Set continuity and Painting
  • Glastonbury 1997 & 1998, BBC                                                      Design team
  • Children’s BBC (Weekly)                                            Set continuity and Painting
  • Noel’s House Party, BBC                                           Set continuity and Painting
  • Dark Room (Drama), ITV                                             Set continuity and Painting
  • Blonde Bombshell (Drama), BBC                                Set continuity and Painting
  • Get Your Own Back, BBC                               Set continuity, Props and Painting
  • Kellogg’s Rice Crispy Squares, Advertisement                             Scenic Painting
  • Comedy Awards 1998, BBC                                      Set continuity and Painting

 

 

 

Courses and Qualifications


Introduction to Youth work – NVQ Level 1 
– March 2009BBC Safety Course. Safe Design and build of production sets -  May 2008

BBC Safety Course. Safe design and build of production sets

- February 2003

Technical Drawing Course. Chelsea Collage of Art and Design

– September 2002

Decorative Painting Techniques. Richmond College

– November 1996

National Youth Theatre  -  Voluntary summer work, in a professional design team, building and painting sets for two shows (“They shoot Horses Don’t They” & “A Plague On Both Our Houses”)

– June/July 1996.

 

 

Education


 

Kingston University                                Sept 2013 – June 2014

BA in Art & Design

University of West London                      Sept 2011 –  June 2013

FDA Fashion and Textiles

Kingston College of Art & Design                              1994 – 1996

BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design

Kingston College of Art & Design                               1993 – 1994

BTEC, First Diploma in Art & Design

Tolworth Girls School                                                 1988 – 1993

6 GCSE’s Grades A-C

 

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