Jess Banting

Jess Banting


  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

For the last 10 years she has worked in theatre, events, festivals, window display and in-store installation based work. Roles include designing, model making, props buying and making and installation.

She has worked as an assistant designer for theatre company Punchdrunk on a number of site-specific productions and commercial projects; working on their latest production The Drowned Man; A Hollywood Fable (in association with the National Theatre); The Duchess of Malfi (with the English National Opera) The Crash of the Elysium (with Manchester International Festival and BBC) and It Felt Like A Kiss (MIF).

Other theatre based work as an assistant designer/model maker on various projects including: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Chichester Festival Theatre), A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg (Rose Theatre Kingston), Singin’ in The Rain (Palace Theatre), The Magic Flute (Scottish Opera House), What A Magnificent Year For Plums (Chichester Festival Theatre), Marriage of Figaro (Scottish Opera House); Sherlock Holmes (Colchester and Touring); Yes, Prime Minister (Chichester Festival Theatre and transfer to West End) and When We Are Married (Garrick Theatre).

Work History

Display Artist - Anthropologie EU

Jun 2014 - Dec 2016

Assistant Designer - Punchdrunk

Jul 2009 - Nov 2016

Assistant Designer/Model Maker - Simon Higlett

Sep 2009 - Sep 2016


Technical Theatre - First Class BA Hons - Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

English Lit, Theatre Studies, Art - 3 A's - Hurtwood House

Sep 2005 - Jul 2007


  • Budgeting
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Costume Design
  • Installation
  • Interior Styling
  • Model Making
  • Props
  • Set Building
  • Set Design
  • Set Dressing
  • Styling
  • Time Management