Designer for film, TV, events and theatre

Isobel has created sets and costumes for venues including the Marlowe Theatre, the Arcola Theatre, Chickenshed, the Vaults,  RADA and the Warwick Arts Centre and has created pieces for immersive events at The National Gallery, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The National Trust and Le Meridien Piccadilly. 

In 2016 she designed and art directed her first feature film, Aghori. Short film work includes the multi-award winning "A Pinprick of Light", and music video designs include "Ride of Your Life", which has had nearly 6 million YouTube hits. Corporate clients include the Home Office, for whom she art directed an educational video on modern slavery, and in 2018 she designed and created pieces for children's dens in CBBC's "The Dengineers". An episode Isobel was pivotally involved in, featuring a Victorian-themed den, won the Children's BAFTA for a factual entertainment show in 2019.

Prior to RADA, Isobel completed an Art Foundation course (specialising in Design for Performance) at Wimbledon College of Art and a BA in English Literature at Warwick University. Isobel has taught on both RADA's technical theatre course its theatre design summer school. 

Photo: Rod Kilpatrick

Production Design Credits (Theatre & Film)


Designer, Sudbury Hall Festive Installation, National Trust

Designer, stoning mary, GBS Theatre, RADA, Dir, Ché Walker

Set Designer, Sleight of Hand on The Strand, Dir. Tony Middleton

Production Designer, The Sands of Time, Dir. James Hughes

Designer, Magical Moggie (Touring theatre show), dir. Natalya Martin 

Production Designer, Clearing (Short Film), Dir. Janet Marrett

Production Designer, Manmade (Short Film), Dir. Isabel Palma

Installation Designer, Maskelyne & Cooke (Magic Bar), Prod. Tony Middleton

Production Designer, When The Rain Sets In (Short Film), Dir. James Hughes

Set Designer / Set Decorator, Glamour (Feature Film), Dir. Richard Perry

Set Designer, Animal Farm (Filmed Puppet Production), Dir. Jeff Naylor


Set Designer and Co-Curator, The School of Night, The Marlowe Theatre, Co-Curator: Andrew Dawson

Art Director, Ghillie (Short Film), Dir. Mike Marriage

Set Designer, Marlowe's Ghost (Escape Game), The Marlowe Theatre, Game Designer: Ben Fitter Harding; Co-Set Designer: Suzanne Burlton 

Costume Designer / Maker, Suburbaret, Touring, Dir. Gareth Edward


Set & Costume Designer, Dracula, Sutton House, Dir. Katherine Armitage

Set Designer, Cleo, Camping, Emanuelle and Dick, Rhodes Theatre, Dir. Gailie Pollock

Art Director, Impact (Short Film), Dir. Ganga B. Pun

Art Director, A Pinprick of Light (Short Film), Dir. Kasra Karimi

Art Director, Modern Slavery Video (Educational Video), The Home Office, Dir. Gulliver Moore

Art Director, Selfish (Short Film), Dir. Fernando Lazzari

Art Director, Get It On, (Music Video), Dir. Tai Campbell           

Set Designer, The Secret Cellar, (Magic Venue), The Vaults, Dir. Tony Middleton

Set Designer, Care, Courtyard Theatre, Dir. Emily Marshall

Art Director, Marc Vedo: Ride of Your Life, (Music Video), Dir. Andrea Vinciguerra      


Production Designer, Aghori, (Feature Film), Dir. Tarun Jasani

Set & Costume Designer, Dracula, Sutton House, Dir. Katherine Armitage

Set & Costume Designer, Silent Sisters, Touring, Dir. Mukul Ahmed

Set Designer, Oscar and the Lady in Pink, Touring, Dir. Mukul Ahmed

Set & Costume Designer, Punjabi Boy, Hounslow Arts Centre, Dir. Mukul Ahmed

Set & Costume Designer, Punjabi Girl, Rich Mix Theatre, Dir. Mukul Ahmed

Set Designer, Lord Hicks: The Grindr Song (Music Video), Dir. Josh Cockcroft


Set & Costume Designer, Legally Blonde, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Dir. John Plews

Set & Costume Designer, Altab Ali, Brady Arts Centre, Dir. Mukul Ahmed

Set & Costume Designer, Two, Chickenshed Theatre, Dir. Rachel Yates

Costume Designer, As Is, Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh, Theatre, Dir. Milla Jackson

Designer / Stage Manager, Punjabi Boy, Rich Mix Theatre, Dir. Mukul Ahmed

Set & Costume Designer, Vernon God Little, The Space Theatre, Dir. Katherine Timmes

Designer / Stage Manager, The Domestic Extremists, The Space Theatre, Dir. Ben Borowiecki


Set & Costume Designer, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Dir. Sophie Gilpin

Set & Costume Designer, Faraway, So Close, Old Fire Station, Oxford, Dir. Amy Hailwood

Set & Costume Designer, Punk Rock, Gielgud Studio, RADA, Dir. Jude Christian

Costume and Prop Designer, The Egg, Coney, Dir. Tom Bowtell

Set & Costume Designer, The Daughter-in-Law, George Bernard Shaw Theatre, RADA, Dir. Deborah Paige


Set & Costume Designer, Black Sand, Grimeborn - Arcola 1, Dir. Stuart Barker


Event designer / Workshop Tutor, National Gallery Winter Wonderland Workshops

Realisation and Assisting Credits

Art Department, Scenic Art and Model Making

 Scenic Art 

Clients include: John Lewis, Next, White Stuff Clothing, The Polka Theatre, Gingerline Group, The Cuckoo Club


Design Assistant, The Dengineers, CBBC


Model Maker, Twinings Tea Advert, Designer: Stripeland


Model Room Placement, Royal Opera House

Design Assistant, The Witch of Edmonton, Designer: Adrian Linford


Prop maker / milliner, Events Department, Swan at The Globe 


2016 - 2017

Freelance Design Tutor, London Theatre Factory


Assistant tutor, RADA Theatre Design Summer School


Model making

Textual analysis


Technical drawing (hand and AutoCAD)

Puppet making

Prop realisation

Scenic Art

Basic power tools

Basic wardrobe skills / costume breakdown

Millinery / jewellery making

Basic photoshop

Sign Writing


 2012 – 2014 Royal Academy of Dramatic Art 

Postgraduate Diploma in Set and Costume Design

2009 – 2012 University of Warwick 

BA (Hons) English and Related Literature, First Class Honours

2008 – 2009 Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London

Foundation Diploma in Art (specialising in Design for Performance), Distinction

Photo: Sanne Gault 

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