Katie Marie Holmes

Katie Marie Holmes

Art Department Trainee

  • Location: West Midlands/Willing to travel & re-locate
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available
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Katie is a First Class graduate of Theatre Design from Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance. The course fully emerged herself within a theatre and performance environment, experiencing the total design process from initial creative dialogue, through visualisation to full performance.

Her passion for art propels her to endeavour expression & meaning into her designs. Katie flourishes at the opportunity to design, so that she can engage in new innovative ideas and experiment by taking a new twist on things. She believes creating a piece of art, whether it would be theatre, film or an installation should be an abstraction of real life that can seize the audience from reality and take them on a memorable journey.

Katie has gained a wide variety of practical experience as a Designer, Scenic Artist, Prop and Costume Assistant working on various productions and installations during her time at University and after. She also has numerous first-hand experience working with diverse Artists and theatre companies, which have enabled her skills to develop and establish herself as an integral part of a team.

The skills Katie has learnt over the past four years are equally adaptable to the Film and TV industry, in which she would like to further her experience. Katie is very keen to expand her knowledge and develop her transferable skills to explore specifically into the production and creative side of film & television.

Katie has the ability to trust and work to her own initiative and has extent experience of collaboration and working in a team. As a perfectionist, detail becomes a natural aspect to notice and perfect, therefore believes her pendant for perfection keeps her an organised, precise and punctual individual.

Katie has high experience and training in painting, Set Dressing, Prop Sourcing & Making, drawing, scale model making, Technical Drawing, Fabric Dying , AutoCAD Hand & Machine Sewing, Knitting, Scenic Painting, Puppetry Research, Breaking Down Fabrics, Costume Illustrations, Soldering and the history of costume.


Work History

Set & Props Designer - 'Noise' The Old REP Theatre for The Little Arden Theatre Company

Jan 2016 - Present

Visitor Service Assistant - The Hippodrome Theatre

Feb 2017 - Present

Art Department Trainee - BRUNO The Movie

Oct 2017 - Nov 2017

Set Designer & Scenic Artist - Stagedoor Manor, New York

Jun 2017 - Sep 2017

Behind the Scenes Assistant Work Experience - The Gadget Show, North One Television

Apr 2017 - Apr 2017

Art Department Assistant - 'CELL' (Short Film) Shunk Film Production Company

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017

Conducting Workshops & Training for Craft Comunities & Event Organising for Bolgatanga’s International Craft & Art Fair - International Citizenship Service in partnership with NGO TradeAid Integrated Bolgatanga, Ghana

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016

Arts & Crafts Assistant - Baan Unrak Primary School, SangkhlaBuri, Thailand

Aug 2016 - Aug 2016

ASM & Technical Assistant - British Red Cross Dance: Make Your Move

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Costume Designer & Maker - ‘The Beggars Opera’ The Barber Institute of Fine Art’s. Directed by Jake Dorrell

Mar 2016 - Jun 2016

ASM & Event Assistant - Jersey’s Liberation International Music Festival, Jersey. Director: James Mews

Apr 2016 - May 2016

Backstage Assistant - ‘Trainspotting’ The MAC Art's Centre

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016

Make-up Artist & Set Dresser - ‘Zombie Run Music Video’ Bourneville Academy

Jan 2016 - Jan 2016

Design & Exhibition Co-ordinator - ‘Graduate Exhibition’ Barge House, Southbank

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Theatre Design Course Leader - Open Day Leader, Rose Bruford College

Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Set, Props & Costume Designer - ‘Strange Fruit’ Promenade Production, Lamorbey House. Directed by Steven Dykes

Feb 2015 - May 2015

Set Dresser & Props Assistant - ‘Phenomenal People’ Fuel Theatre, Colchester Art Exchange

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015

Set & Costume Designer - ‘Table’ Stratford Circus Theatre. Directed by Anna Ledwich

Nov 2014 - Feb 2015

Sewing & Alterations Assistant - ‘Crisis at Christmas’ Crisis

Dec 2014 - Dec 2014

Designer, Scenic & Props Artist - ‘Pyro-Technics, The Tempest’ Emergency Exit Arts

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

Ice Sculpturing Props Assistant - ‘Minimum Monument’ The Hippodrome. Designed by Nele Azevedo

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

Set Dresser, Scenic Artist & Props Assistant - ‘BE Festival’ The REP Theatre

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014

Design Team & Technical Assistant - ‘Summer Ball 2014’ Rose Bruford College

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

Set & Costume Designer, Scenic Artist & Props Maker - ‘The Wonderful World of Dissocia’ Rose Bruford College. Directed by Becca Murley

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

Prop Maker - ‘Woolwich Winter Warmer’ Emergency Exit Arts

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013

Assistant Designer, Prop Maker & Scenic Artist - ‘Treasure Island’ The Tramshed Theatre GLYPT (Greenwich & Lewisham’s Young Peoples Theatre)

Oct 2013 - Dec 2013

Set Dresser, Scenic Artist & Props Maker - ‘Seeking Sanctuary’ Emergency Exit Arts, The Vaults, Waterloo

Oct 2013 - Nov 2013

Puppetry Designer & Maker - ‘Encyclopaedia of Absurdities’ The Barn Theatre. Assisted by Puppeteer Ollie Smart

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

Costume Designer, Maker & Performer - ‘Anatomize 2’ Huntarian Museum. Directed by Ross Philips

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

Theatrical Hair, Make-up & Wardrobe Assistant - ‘Street Scene’ The Crescent Theatre

Feb 2012 - Feb 2012

Theatrical Hair, Make-Up & Wardrobe Assistant - ‘Macbeth’ The Crescent Theatre

Nov 2011 - Nov 2011


Theatre Design - First Class BA (Hons) - Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

Specialist Hair and Media Make-up - FDA - University College Birmingham

Sep 2011 - Aug 2012


  • Art Department
  • AutoCAD
  • Breaking down fabrics
  • Costume Design
  • Costume History
  • Design
  • Draughting
  • Events Assistant
  • fabric dying
  • Fabric Sourcing
  • Props
  • Puppetry
  • Research
  • scenic painting
  • Set Build
  • Set Design
  • Set Dressing
  • Set Stylist
  • Technical Drawing