With more than 15 years' experience in the industry, ¬ I specialise in the design, supervision,¬ and fabrication of costumes for¬ film, theatre, and one-off commissions. ¬ On-going collaborations¬ with multiple directors and companies reflect my reliability, impeccable time management, multi-tasking skills, and adaptability to varying¬ environments¬ and teams. ¬ I can deliver highly skilled work in a short period of time. ¬ I stay within¬ tight budgets, have an eye for colour and textures both on stage and screen, and create costumes that fit the given brief in every way. ¬ I have many years' experience in¬ managing teams and workrooms, costuming for large productions in excess of 40 cast members. ¬ Currently, I am¬ the Head of Wardrobe for Pop-Up Globe and have designed for them since 2016.¬
As¬ Head Designer for¬ over 70 stage productions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, I have¬ worked for both large touring companies and independent productions. ¬ My film credits include the Underworld movie franchise and the television series Game of Thrones. ¬ I enjoyed seven years as Head of Costume Design and Construction for Tim Bray Productions, a professional theatre company based in Auckland. ¬ I have also been a¬ dresser for large scale theatre productions and NZ Opera, an opera singer (lead soprano) on tour with two companies between 2009-2013, and¬ a costumed interpreter at the Auckland Museum. I know first hand how costumes should move on actors and singers.
I am passionate about anything that involves history, fabric, and the arts. ¬ My greatest¬ love is historical costume, so I have self-funded¬ numerous trips between¬ New Zealand and the UK to further my research. ¬ The examination of¬ centuries-old¬ garments and documents has¬ been invaluable¬ in developing¬ my understanding of historical costume in context. ¬ As a costume designer this puts me in the¬ unique position of intimately understanding¬ how to fully outfit an actor for their performance in terms of comfort, durability, and aesthetics.
I look forward to hearing from you.