Sibel Kaya

Sibel Kaya

Creative / Art Department

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

My name is Sibel. I grew up in the Bavarian Alps, an environment which I found to be very influential, and spent most of my childhood drawing and making things. This love of creativity has stayed with me ever since.

Today I am based in London, having graduated from University of the Arts with a degree in Practical Effects for Performance. On the course I acquired specialist design and making skills to interpret any given screenplay or novel for a performance context. I developed a strong understanding of concept design and bespoke realisation of props, sets and costume construction.

Professionally, I have assisted on creative productions including feature films, immersive theatre and fashion events. I have worked on a wide variety of roles from prop making and sourcing to scenic painting, and set dressing. With each of these diverse jobs, placements and collaborations, I have learned how to problem-solve effectively, take direction and constructive feedback, develop strong attention to detail and work hard both individually and as part of a team.

I am a motivated, reliable and versatile creative who is deeply passionate about both art and film, who would love the chance to learn more and gain further experience in all areas of the Art Department. If you are seeking a trainee or some assistance in the industry for future projects, it would be great to hear from you.


ScreenSkills tests passed.

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training


2nd August 2020 - 2nd February 2021

Work History

Figure Production - Madame Tussauds London

Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

Assistant Prop Maker - Robert Allsopp & Associates

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

Assistant Set Dresser - Rhea Thierstein

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016

Trainee Prop Maker - Trainee Prop Maker on Annihilation (2017)

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

Assistant Costume Prop Maker - FBFX

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016

Assistent Set Dresser - Danny Hayland

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016

Assistant Set Dresser - Danny Hayland

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016

Trainee Prop Maker - Artem Ltd.

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016


Practical Effects for Performance - BA (Hons) - University of the Arts London

Oct 2014 - Jul 2017


  • Budgeting
  • Adaptable
  • Attention to Detail
  • Buying
  • Clay Sculpting
  • Colour and Texture
  • Colour Palettes
  • Costume Breakdown
  • Costume Construction
  • Costume Distressing
  • Costume Enhancing
  • Costume Painting
  • Domestic and Industrial Sewing Machines
  • Draping
  • Dyeing
  • Fabric Knowledge
  • Fast Learner
  • Fibreglass
  • Foam Fabrication
  • Hand-Sewing
  • Health and Safety
  • Highly Organised
  • Leatherwork
  • Measurements
  • Mood Boards
  • Mould Making & Casting
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Planning
  • Poly-Carving
  • Prop Maker
  • Prop Styling
  • Research Skills
  • Resourceful
  • Scenic Painting
  • Script Breakdown
  • Set Dressing
  • Sourcing
  • Time Management