Sandra Gustafsson

Sandra Gustafsson

Performance Designer and Maker

  • Location: Cardiff, UK
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a Cardiff-based performance designer, assistant and maker. I graduated from an MA in Design for Performance at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2017, following a few years of emplyment within prop making including mould-making for Madame Tussauds Wax Figure Productions. 

Armed with strong technical realisation skills from my previous employment, my MA further challenged my creative thinking alongside enhanced my skills in researching, model making, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite programmes.  In addition, it has provided me with experience to work efficiently within a team in order to create a wide variety of high quality productions.

Following two years of professional experience working as a freelance theatre designer and design assistant, I am currently devoted to transferring these skills into high end TV and film. 

 

 

Work History

Scenic Artist and Prop Maker - Cinderella Pantomime, RCT Theatres

Oct 2019 - Dec 2019

Set and Costume Designer - The Ramshackle's Brilliant Adventure (R&D), Flossy and Boo Ltd

May 2019 - Jul 2019

Costume Designer - The Only Village, The Factory, Porth (Sparc Valleys Kids & Wales Millennium Centre)

Apr 2019 - Jul 2019

Creative Practitioner - Arts Council Wales' Lead Creative School Programme

Dec 2017 - Jun 2019

Set Dresser - Depot in the Castle Festival, Cardiff

Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

Prop Maker - Highway One (Festival of Voice)

Apr 2018 - Apr 2018

Costume Assistant - National Dance Company Wales

Jan 2018 - Jan 2018

Prop Maker - Wales Millennium Centre

Nov 2017 - Nov 2017

Workshop Assistant - Bridgend College

Oct 2017 - Nov 2017

Scenic Art Assistant - Wales Millennium Centre

Oct 2017 - Oct 2017

Design Assistant - Of Mice and Men (August012)

Sep 2017 - Oct 2017

Set and Costume Designer - The Open Couple (LAMDA)

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

Set Designer - The Cyclops

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

Set Designer - Three Days in the Country (RWCMD)

Mar 2017 - May 2017

Moulder - Madame Tussauds Wax Figure Productions

Aug 2014 - Aug 2016

Art Director - After the Party (Yi Studio Production)

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014

Costume and Props Intern - National Theatre

Mar 2013 - Apr 2013

Costume and Props Intern - Robert Allsopp & Associates

Jan 2013 - Feb 2013

Costume Volunteer - London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies

Feb 2012 - Sep 2012

Education

Design for Performance - MA - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Sep 2016 - Jul 2017

Technical Effects for Performance - BA - London College of Fashion

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Art Department
  • Art Direction
  • AutoCAD
  • Costume
  • Costume Design
  • Creative Model Making
  • Decoration
  • Fabrication
  • Fibreglassing
  • Life Drawing and Painting
  • Mask Making
  • Mould Making
  • Moulding and Casting
  • Mouldmaking
  • Prop Making
  • Props
  • Puppetry
  • Puppets
  • Scale Drawing
  • Scenic Art
  • Set Design
  • Set Dressing
  • Styling

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