The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Isabella Van Braeckel

Gallery Images

  • Orpheus Model
  • Orpheus Set

Assisting Skills

Drawing Skills and Programmes

  • Drafting - Excellent
  • Vectorworks - Proficient
  • AutoCad - Proficient
  • SketchUp - Proficient

Other Computer Aided Design Skills

  • Photoshop - Very Good
  • Illustrator - Proficient
  • InDesign - Proficient
  • Video Editing - Very Good

Model Making

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

Research / Sourcing Skills

  • Period Knowledge Both Costume and Set - Excellent
  • Basic Knowledge of Construction Methods and Materials - Excellent
  • Ability to put together Digital Mood Boards - Excellent
  • 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 - Excellent
  • Machine Sewing Skills - Excellent

Other Skills and Experience

Costume Supervision
Working within rehearsals
Note taking
Timetabling and planning
Costume and prop sourcing and making
Lighting design skills and understanding
Replacing a designer during technical periods
Scenic construction skills
Driving a car
Basic German

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