I’m a Project Draughtsman in the Digital Drawing and Design Office, my role is to take a show designer’s models and sketches and create design and construction drawings using CAD Software. During this process, I adapt the designs in collaboration with the designer and production manager to balance aesthetic and budget concerns whilst ensuring they remain practical to use on stage.
I started my career as stage crew eventually working my way towards being Deputy Head of Stage, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I’m very practical and always enjoyed doing the plans where possible, as I was trying to learn more CAD skills which were mostly self-taught. I never considered making it my full-time job, until I saw an advert for a project draughtsman at the NT. I decided to apply, and got asked to work on a small outdoor project, which then led to me taking on a show. From here the shows have been getting bigger and bigger and everyday is an exciting challenge.