I trained in Theatre Design at Central School of Speech and Drama. After graduating, I applied for the Assistant Design Associate position at the National. This 18-month contract allowed me to work with and assist some of the best theatre designers in the country. Whilst doing this the NT trained me in AutoCad, and how to create technical drawings. These drawings are used by designers, production managers, crew, lighting, sound and constructors in order to discuss and create all scenic elements to any given set.
Whilst learning all of the skills above I also had opportunities to design Development events, and curate exhibitions within the building.
Part of my role then developed to include creating digital artwork. This is anything from wallpaper prints to posters to full-on projected images during the show.