The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Kimberley Tuplin-Mace

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  • TLE
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Cruise 2

Biography

Creative Costume Designer with strong background in garment fittings, and costume design. Detail-orientated and dedicated to surpassing customer expectations. Cross-functional expertise in pulling costumes for theatres, television and film, creating visual displays, planning costumes, and consulting with Directors to achieve desired results.

Summary of Skills

-Vast experience in costume designing for all genres of films, theatre, stage performances, etc.
-Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, all Microsoft office.
-In-depth knowledge of costume and accessory requirements for different themes and periods
-Ability to create identical prototypes from existing designs
-Skilled in sewing, researching, and purchasing materials for costume designing
-Ability to stick and produce results within set budget
-Vast knowledge of history and latest fashion trends
-Skilled in marketing, fashion designing, and interpreting stories

In my career, I have achieved numerous awards such as; Young Achiever of the Year- Women of Achievement Awards 2007; Enterprise Award-Prince’s Trust 2007; and Young Achiever of the Year 2008- The Federation of Small Business’s East Midlands.

I started off my career at the Royal Shakespeare Company as a Men's tailor, where I gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in historical and modern tailoring. I design, supervise and create costumes for theatre within the Midlands primarily, but I do work further a field as well.