Benjamin Thapa

Benjamin Thapa

Costume & Set Designer

  • Location: Sheffield, UK
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Originally educated in graphic design, I worked in fashion and photographic production as an art director for just under 5 years before specialising in costume and set design for performance. Through the variety of my training, I have developed a broad skill set and multidisciplinary approach to creative thinking and storytelling as well as a keen sense for visual metaphor. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been exposed to a diverse spectrum of cultural history from a young age through my mixed Nepalese and British heritage. Investigating how narrative can be utilised to bridge cultural, social and generational divides is a significant motivation for me on a personal and creative level. I strongly believe in investing in future generations, and engaging with youth through working with young companies as well as in producing work for young audiences is something I am always keen explore.

For examples of my work, please see www.benjaminthapa.com

Work History

Costume & Set Designer - Self-Employed

Jan 2017 - Present

Art Director - Self-Employed

May 2013 - Dec 2016

Creative Director & Co-Editor in Chief - PETRIe Magazine

May 2015 - Oct 2016

Production Assistant - Self-Employed

Sep 2013 - Jan 2015

Photographic Assistant - Self-Employed

May 2012 - Sep 2013

Education

Graphic Arts - BA (Hons) - Liverpool John Moores University

Sep 2008 - Jun 2011

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design - Level 3 Foundation Diploma (DISTINCTION) - Chesterfield College

Sep 2006 - Jun 2007

Skills

  • Concept Art
  • Costume Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Drawing and Illustration
  • Print and Textile Design
  • Research
  • Set Design
  • Teaching

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