August 2015 to May 2016
Autocad Tour drawings - including Nell Gwyn, Dracula, Herbal Bed, French Without Tears
English Touring Theatre, Production Manager Felix Davies
Autocad Drawings - West Side Story, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Kilworth House Theatre 2016, Production Manager Felix Davies
Draughtsman, ‘Outlander’ Season 2 (2015), Left Bank Pictures / Starz Productions (Glasgow)
Designer Gary Steele, US TV series TX 2015 /2016
September 2014 to July 2015
Project Manager, Scott Fleary Productions Ltd, London
June 2014 to September 2014
Autocad Set Drawings - Andre Chenier, des Thaddeus Strasberger, Staatstheater Braunschweig
Autocad Set Drawings - Gianni Schicci, des Charlie Edwards, Opera North
October 2013 to May 2014
Production Office Co-ordinator, Opera North, Leeds
Autocad Tour drawings - Mad World, Translations, Tonight at 8:30, Twelfth Night
English Touring Theatre, Production Manager Felix Davies
June 2013 to October 2014
Safari Ranger / Guide - Livingstone Lodge / Elephant Lodge, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent
November 2012 / January 2013
Volunteer at ‘Living With Elephants Foundation’, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Project Draughtsman, Royal National Theatre, London. May to November 2012
AutoCad Construction drawings – Da Vinci’s Demons, Tonto Films and Television / Starz,Swansea Designer Ed Thomas, Associate Designer James North - $60million American TV series
AutoCad tour drawings – Romeo & Juliet, Headlong Theatre Co. - Production Manager Felix Davies
AutoCad tour 2012 drawings – The Lady in the Van , Hull Truck. - Production Manager Felix Davies
AutoCad tour adjustments– Anne Boleyn, English Touring Theatre -Production Manager Felix Davies
Art Director 2011
BBC Drama ‘Holby City’ - 16 Episodes, Series Designer George Kyriakedes
‘Wish 143’ - 23min short film, Dir Ian Barnes, Union Pictures. August 2009
Oscar Nominated, Best Live Action Short 2011
Winner Best Short Film 2010 British Independent Film Festival
Winner Best Short Rushes SohoShorts Film Festival
Winner Audience Award Palm Springs Short Filmfest
Safari Driver / Commentator and Bespoke Safari guide
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent, UK, Summer 2010
AutoCad drawings for BBC ‘Casualty’ relocation from Bristol to Cardiff for BBC Special Projects,
Cardiff Drama Village, Designer Neil Pollard, 2010
BBC Drama ‘Casualty’ Series 21 eps 22, 26. (transmitted 2007)
Series 22 eps 3, 8,13, 18, 19, 25 (BAFTA Nominated), 31.(2007 and 2008)
Series 23 eps 8, 9, 24, 25, 33, 34, 43, 44. (transmitted 2008 and 2009)
Series 24 eps 1, 2, 16, 17, 34, 35. (transmitted 2009 and 2010)
21, 34, 35
‘Starhyke’ - Sci-Fi DVD, 6 part series, Dir Andrew Dymond, Des. Richard Dawson, 2004
‘Scribble’ – 3 min short, Dir Faisal A Qureshi, Des. Richard Dawson, 2003
‘The Applicant’ - 5 min short, Dir Faisal A Qureshi, Des. Richard Dawson, 2005
‘The Wreck of the Mary Celeste’ - 10 min short, Dir Eddy Marshall, Des Richard Dawson, 2003
For ‘Global Music Foundation' - Camera Operator, Tina May Quartet DVD, February 2010
Summer School video and photos, Certaldo, Italy, Aug 2008.
Photographer Jazz Summer School Leeds 2004.
Game Ranger and Safari Guide
In May 2006 I was lucky to go to South Africa for 14 weeks and train and work as a Field Guide/
Game Ranger, achieving a lifetime ambition. I took guests on game drives into Kruger Park and
worked with 2 trained elephants for elephant backed safaris. I returned in 2007 for 6 months,
working on the reserve and going on short trips to Mozambique, Swaziland and many exciting
I became familiar with the behaviour of many species including lion, elephant and leopard and enjoyed passing this experience onto my guests and giving them the most memorable and rich encounters that I could. The knowledge I gained through this practical training and working was equivalent to FGASA Level 1 and 2, although I did not take the professional exams due to work permit restrictions and commitments in the UK.
Jan 2007 to June 2007 – Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Game Ranger and GapYear coordinator
Daily game drives, leading bush walks, rhino walks, teaching bird and tree species with a tracker, leading short trips to Mozambique, Swaziland, Kruger National Park, camping and walking excursions on and off the reserve.
May to Sep 2006 – Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Game Ranger Training / Working
6 weeks practical training, daily walks and drives, skills such as tracking, 4x4 driving, guest etiquette, 100 tree species, 120 bird species, animal behaviour. Walks included rhino and lion walks in close proximity of both species.
8 weeks working as a field guide / game ranger on the reserve. I took up to 9 guests on morning and afternoon game drives in open top 4x4 land cruisers, driving ‘off road’ to gain close proximity to lions, rhinos and other game species. I took guests into Kruger Park in private vehicles and was able to see the big 5 on a regular basis as well as African wild dog and cheetah. I spent a week working with 2 trained African elephants and enjoyed many interactions and experiences with them throughout my stay.
August 2005 to May 2006 ‘Game Ranging Certificate’ Wildlife Campus (www.wildlifecampus.com)
An online course, 80+ modules covering all aspects of game ranging / field guiding and Southern African wildlife and biology. of Southern Africa
Freelancer, many and varied jobs and projects including -
Survey and draw autocad groundplans Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Nov 2010
AutoCad drawings – English Touring Theatre - Production Manager Felix Davies, 2010
Visual Image Designer ‘Don Giovanni’ – Opera North Production, Jan 2005
Film Maker ‘Manon Intermezzo’ 5min film part of ‘Manon’ – Opera North Production, Sep 2004
Royal National Theatre ‘Hamlet’ set drawings and tour (des. Tim Hatley) .
La’ Monnaie Opera, Brussels, ‘Macbeth’ set drawings (des. Keith Warner) .
Pilot Theatre Co, ‘Rumblefish’ set drawings(des. Ali Allen) .
Northern Ballet Theatre (N.B.T) Madame Butterfly set drawings(des. Ali Allen) .
Survey and draw stage groundplans Leeds City Varieties, Harrogate Theatre.
Assistant Production Manager, Opera North
Production Managed new and revival Opera productions including -
Tristan and Isolde (Dec 2000), Magic Flute (1997), The Nightingales to Blame (1998), Gloriana for the stage revival in 1996 and for television in 1999 (‘Gloriana - A Film’ ‘Emmy’ Award winner 2000), Tosca (1994), Madame Butterfly (2000). Survey and draw all touring venue and set plans.
I am experienced in working closely with the designer & technical departments, costing sets and managing budgets within tight deadlines. Preparing risk assessments and Health and Safety.
June 2016 to August 2017
Art Director BBC ‘Doctor Who’, Series 10, Xmas Specials 2016 & 2017, BBC Wales, Cardiff
Designer Michael Pickwoad, Supervising Art Director Paul Spriggs / Daf Shurmer.
September / October 2017
Supervising Art Director BBC Wales / S4C ‘Un Bore Mercher - Keeping Faith’, Series 1 eps 5,6,7,8
Designer Daf Shurmer.
January to April 2018
Art Director BBC ‘Top Gear’, 12 Episodes TX Spring / Summer 2018
Designer Rudi Thackray