The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Alison Neighbour

Gallery Images

  • Le Peau de Chagrin
  • Harmless Creatures
  • Motortown

Assisting Skills

Drawing Skills and Programmes

  • Drafting - Very Good

Other Computer Aided Design Skills

  • Photoshop - Proficient

Model Making

  • 1:25 Model Making - Excellent
  • 1:50 Model Making - Excellent
  • Soldering - Proficient
  • Figure Making - Excellent
  • Sculpting - Very Good
  • Painting - Excellent
  • Creating Surfaces and Textures - Excellent

Research / Sourcing Skills

  • Period Knowledge Both Costume and Set - Excellent
  • Basic Knowledge of Construction Methods and Materials - Proficient
  • Ability to put together Digital Mood Boards - Proficient
  • Prop and Costume Sourcing - Excellent
  • Knowledge of prop houses, hire shops, local knowledge of shops - Excellent
  • Ability to keep track of petty cash - Excellent

Practical Skills

  • Scenic Art Skills - Excellent
  • Hand Sewing Skills - Very Good
  • Machine Sewing Skills - Proficient

Other Skills and Experience

I have worked as both an assistant and as an associate for Lizzie Clachan, sometimes taking over jobs for her when she is no longer able to do them - including creating the Shunt Garden (during the production of Money), and Phenomenal People for Fuel. I am happy to be in rehearsals to provide a design eye, and to take notes and feedback. I try to be sustainable in my work as much as possible, and I am developing my knowledge of sustainable practices - I'd be interested to undertake more projects where the team are fully engaged with this. I am happy to travel out and about to research and document locations and objects for specific designs. I've previously assisted Lizzie Clachan, Hannah Clark, and Kandis Cook.