Education:

1990-1993 LAMDA

Full time roles:

1993-1995 Assistant Electrician, Sadler’s Wells

1995-1998 Chief Electrician, The Place

1998-2002 Deputy Head of Lighting, RADA

2002-2004 Head of Lighting, RADA

Consultancy credits:

The Robin Howard Dance Theatre, Komedia Brighton, The Drama Centre London, St Pauls (The Actors’) Church Covent Garden, St Joan of Arc Primary School, The Bridge School, The London Irish Centre, The Bloomsbury Theatre, Isledon Arts CIC, Rickmansworth Primary School, Islington Arts and Media School

I have designed and managed several permanent installations of technical infrastructure in theatres, schools, event spaces and churches and I have specified temporary and portable equipment inventories.

My career as a creative Lighting Designer, Production Manager, Trainer and Technician has given me an excellent insight to how a venue’s set-up can help, or hinder, the creative endeavours and technical potential of any team. Having worked in some of the most state-of-the-art venues world-wide, but also having managed in the more fringe venues in our industry, as well as a raft of found-spaces, I know what makes a venue tick, even if it’s a temporary one. Allowing technical staff to work easily and freely gives them the time and space to support the artistic ventures of those making work in a venue. Making a space work efficiently saves on time and helps budgets, and making venues flexible opens up their creative potential and that advances our art.

I have designed lighting systems, staging solutions, audio infrastructure, data and AV services for all scales in the UK. I was an associate installation designer for Stage Electrics Ltd from 2007-2008, and have designed and managed projects as a freelance designer.