Charles  Gordon

Charles Gordon

Art Department Trainee/Assistant

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available
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I am an art dept trainee with experience in theatre, short film, commercials and TV dramas for Sky Arts and E4.

I particularly enjoy set dressing but I have a wide range of skills and experience.  Practical skills include construction (carpentry, plastering, decorating); model-making; set painting (including ageing and distressing techniques); jewellery-making; fine art painting including ‘in the style of’ portraits landscapes and open artwork. I love the process of planning and problem-solving to tight deadlines and will do what it takes to get the job done.

I have experience of working in a number of environments - including a hotel kitchen, a hair salon and leisure centre - so I have lots of real world references for contemporary sets.

I also have a passion for period dramas and I love to study the production design of period dramas such as Poldark, Peaky Blinders and Cilla, and this is where I’m looking to gain more experience.

I have a full clean UK driving licence.

I am a member of the Sara Putt Associates Trainee Scheme.

Work History

Art Department Assistant (giffgaff - Commercial) - Pulse Films

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015

Set Construction Assistant (Girls Like That -Theatre) - Synergy Theatre Project / Unicorn

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015

Set Dresser / Standby Set Dresser (Notes on Blindness - Feature Film) - Maker's Mark / 104 films

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015

Production Design Assistant (The Thief - Short Film) - Synergy Theatre Project

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

Art Director (Daisy Victoria - Music Video) - The Nothing

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

Art Department Runner (Find Your Feet - Alexa Challenge Test Commercial) - Rollout Productions

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015

Set Construction Assistant (Autopsy of Jane Doe - Feature Film) - 42

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015

Set Decorator's Assistant (King for a Term - TV Drama) - Sprout Pictures / Sky Arts

Jan 2015 - Jan 2015


Set Construction and Design - Short Course - V&A Museum

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015

Fine and Studio Arts - BA (Hons) - University of Brighton

Oct 2007 - Jun 2010

Product Design - NCFE level 3 - Manchester College

Jan 2005 - Dec 2006

3D Design; Drawing and Painting; Camouflage; Sculpture - City & Guilds - Manchester College

Jan 2002 - Dec 2003


  • Art Department
  • 3D Scale Model Design
  • Art
  • Brick laying
  • Carpentry
  • Carpet Fitting
  • Creative Drawing
  • Jewellery Design
  • Jewellery Production
  • Joinery
  • Mural designing
  • Oil Painting
  • Paint effects
  • Painting and Decoration
  • Paper Craft
  • Plastering
  • Prop Making
  • Set Dressing