Sophie Donaldson

Sophie Donaldson

Costume Designer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

Sophie studied Performance Costume at Edinburgh College of Art where she trained in Costume Design and realisation for theatre, film & TV.

Since graduating in 2011 she has worked in a variety of roles including Designer, Supervisor, Assistant, Pattern Cutter, Maker and even Wig Stylist. After leaving ECA she spent a year in Scotland working for The Traverse Theatre, The Lyceum Theatre, Grid iron Theatre Company, Lung Ha's Theatre Company, Lickety Spit Theatre Company and The Edinburgh Fringe and International Festivals.

In 2012 she moved to Australia to work as Ladies Cutter for The Australian Ballet. She then went on to work for Rose Chong Costumiers in Melbourne, training as a Wig Stylist and freelancing as a Costume Designer on productions for Arts House, The Production Company and The Melbourne Fringe Festival. Sophie also worked on several short films and designed costumes on an Australian feature film.

Since moving to London in 2014, Sophie has worked for Jacques Azagury, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, The Gate Theatre, The English National Opera and recently exhibited her costume work at The Prague Quadrennial.  She is currently based in London but looking to take on projects around and beyond the UK.

Work History

Costume Supervisor - The Gate Theatre

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015

Costume Designer - Trinity Laban Contemporary Dance

Mar 2015 - Jul 2015

Freelance Costume Maker - Immersive Cult

Sep 2014 - May 2015

Principle Dresser - English National Opera

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015

Costume Supervisor - Jordan Productions

Dec 2014 - Jan 2015

Pattern Cutter - Jacques Azagury

Oct 2014 - Dec 2014

Costume Designer - The Mill

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014

Freelance Pattern Cutter - Edgeley

May 2014 - Jul 2014

Costumier - Rose Chong Costumiers

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014

Costume Designer - Noah's Art Productions

Nov 2013 - Feb 2014


Performance Costume - BA(Hons) - Edinburgh College of Art

Sep 2007 - Jul 2011


  • Advanced Pattern Cutting and Construction Skills
  • Costume Construction
  • Costume Design
  • Costuming
  • Creative Drawing and Illustration
  • Hand-sewing
  • Millinery
  • Practical Sewing Skills
  • Prop Making
  • Set Design
  • Set Dressing