Sophie Cowdrey

Sophie Cowdrey

Art Department Assistant

  • Location: Hampshire
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available
Open Doors

I am an enthusiastic and friendly art department assistant, seeking challenging working environments in which to develop my skills and knowledge further.

I'm deeply passionate about production design and enjoy the detailed craft involved. My skills include graphic design, modelmaking, technical drawing and petty cash buying. 

Whilst in university I took on as many opportunities as possible to work in the art department, gaining work experience placements on Doctor Who (BBC), Vanity Fair (ITV) and Bang (S4C). On these placements I had the opportunity to get involved with technical drawing, modelmaking, graphics and prop buying, along with networking amongst industry professionals. I was nominated for Best Art Department Trainee on Home, a BBC Two Wales short film created on the It's My Shout 2017 scheme. I also joined the production design team for two student films in collaboration with fellow USW students, where I had a strong input into the design. In my third year I gained a feature film trainee opportunity on Dolittle at Shepperton Studios. Whilst juggling my final project at university and against fierce competition, I secured a five month role as art department trainee on the brand-new Netflix teen drama Sex Education. In this role I had a great relationship with the whole art department as I was needed across several departments, from graphics to set decorating and art direction. 

Since graduation, I have worked as an art department assistant on series 2 of The End of the F***ing World, the new ITV crime drama White House Farm, and the 23rd series of BBC drama Silent Witness.

I am eager to broaden my knowledge of the industry and experience the widest range of genres possible, always looking for new opportunities to network and collaborate.

I am currently based in Hampshire and have worked in London and South Wales.

I hold a full clean UK driving licence and my own car.




Work History

Set Dec Assistant - Amazon Studios

Jan 2020 - Present

'Last Letter From Your Lover' - Graphics Assistant (Dailies) - Blueprint Pictures

Nov 2019 - Nov 2019

'Silent Witness XXIII' - Art Department Assistant - BBC

Jun 2019 - Nov 2019

'Sex Education S2' - Art Department Assistant (Dailies) - Eleven Film for Netflix

Jun 2019 - Jul 2019

'The End of the F***ing World' Series 2 - Art Department Assistant - Clerkenwell Films for Netflix and Channel 4

Jan 2019 - May 2019

'Jungle Cry' - Art Department Assistant - Bollywood Hollywood

Nov 2018 - Dec 2018

'White House Farm' - Graphics / Art Assistant (Dailies) - ITV

Sep 2018 - Oct 2018

'Sex Education' - Art Department Trainee - Eleven Film for Netflix

Apr 2018 - Sep 2018

'Ravers' - Art Dept. Work Experience - Iron Box Films

Feb 2018 - Feb 2018

'The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle' - Art Department Trainee - Universal Pictures

Jan 2018 - Jan 2018

'Vanity Fair' - Art Dept. Work Experience - Mammoth Screen for ITV

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

'Home' - Production Designer - It's My Shout for BBC Two Wales

Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

‘Goodnight Molly’ - Production Designer - MA Film - University of South Wales

Mar 2017 - Jun 2017

'Bang' - Art Dept. Work Experience - S4C

Apr 2017 - Apr 2017

'Pobol Y Cwm' - Art Dept. Work Experience - S4C

Mar 2017 - Mar 2017

'Doctor Who' - Art Dept. Work Experience - BBC

Feb 2017 - Mar 2017

'Moonage Daydream' - Production Designer - BA (Hons) Film - University of South Wales

Dec 2016 - Feb 2017

'Gwaith/Cartref' - Art Dept. Work Experience - Fiction Factory for S4C

Sep 2016 - Oct 2016


Television and Film Set Design - BA (Hons) Degree - University of South Wales

Sep 2015 - Present

Art & Design - UAL Foundation - Chichester College

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

Photography, Media and Fine Art - A Levels: A*AB - Chichester College

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe PremierePro
  • Adobe Software
  • Art Department
  • Digital Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • 3D Modelling
  • Architectural Modelmaking
  • AutoCAD
  • Buying
  • Concept Art
  • Concept Artist
  • Creative Drawing
  • Drafting
  • Graphic Design
  • props
  • Set Design
  • Set Dressing
  • SketchUp
  • Storyboard
  • Technical Drawing