Alongside my commercial illustration I also work as a set designer and props supervisor for Theatre and live events. I have been lucky enough to have a full and varied creative career meaning I have experience working on many different scale events and productions. I love to blend my two creative careers and I am always interested to work in a larger scale with my illustrations and creativity, whether this is a mural, retail window display or a full scale theatre production I work meticulosly and enjoy the challenge of different enviroments and venues.
Sustainabilty is also something I try and bring into my work as much as possible so if you are looking for a design that approaches things in this way I am more than happy to explore different avenues so we can make sure we aren’t creating waste and we are focusing on the enviroment whilst making something beautiful.
Clients Include – National Theatre, English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Wasserman Music, Indigo O2, and a variety of West End productions.
Indigo O2 Arena, London June, 2022.
Overheated was a cross-campus event at The O2 which ran alongside Billie Eilish’s 6 night run at the O2 Arena. I was commissioned to design as sustainable set for Overheated Live, a panel event which ran all day at indigo at The O2, featuring introductions by Billie Eilish and FINNEAS. Musician Ellie Goulding joined as keynote speaker.
All profits were donated to Support + Feed & REVERB.
The panel event aimed to offer up solutions, generate ideas and create conversation for change, whilst acknowledging that no one person is ever the “perfect activist”. The discussion, which was hosted by Abbie McCarthy and feature Jack Harries, Tori Tsui, Maggie Baird, Vanessa Nakate among other climate activists, who shared their thoughts on topics ranging from the positive impact of a plant-based diet to making fashion more sustainable.
For my design I chose to hire all the props for the set, these were loved and lived in pieces of furniture and props, they’d had many different uses and lives before this set and will go onto being used in a variety of events and theatre productions after. I used local prop hire companies and we were donated fruit and vegetables by Sitopia Farm.
Photography by @zoesherphotography