My background is working for six years within the film industry as a professional fabricator during which time, I also worked on independent projects for stage and screen. Having worked for and with some of the most talented designers and makers in Hollywood, I joined Goldsmiths to pass on this knowledge. My areas of experience are within Corsetry, Costume Armour/SFX, Prop and Model Making, Puppetry, Moulding and Casting, Prosthetics, Set Design and many other areas of fabrication from basic to the advanced.
BA (Hons) Technical Arts and Special Effects, Wimbledon College of Art.
Certificate in Higher Learning: Digital Modeling and Animation, Teesside University.
My research interests tend to be practically based due to the nature of my work. Currently my research has been into chemically engineering or manipulating materials such as Silicone gels, Hydrogels and Aerogels, Implant fabrication methods, tissue displacement and deformation. This is part of an ongoing personal project to on the fabrication of realistic prosthetics of secondary sex characteristics, mainly for the Transgendered but also for other areas such as the medical community.
Although not an exhaustive list, I have helped to create works for the following films:
Guardians of the Galaxy (Sachaaran and Nova Corps armour)
Exodus: God's and King's (Crowd and Principle Armour)
The Martian (EVA Spacesuits and Surface Suits)
Avengers 2: Age of Ultron (Exo-suits)
Ant Boy 3 (Exo-suits)
Assassin's Creed (Crowd Armour)
Ready Player One (VR Helmets)
Wonder Woman (Principle Armour)
Blade Runner 2049 (Spinners and Limos)
Star Trek (Spacesuits) and Lost in Space (Spacesuits and Undersuits)