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Hunt - Costume Designer - Galashiels, Scotland, UK

Kirsty Hunt

Galashiels, Scotland, UK


• An interest in costume for theatre and film, with a personal interest in different periods of clothing and wearable technology. I enjoy watching a wide variety of film genres for the costume, editing and production.
• Currently have an interest in dancewear and performance costume with integrated wearable technology which I hope to explore for my Honours Project.
• I find clothing an interesting tool for conveying emotion and a story, and find this prevalent in society and culture as well as on stage, in music, film or theatre, and believe that this creates a highly important method of communication between people.
• I also enjoy dancing, and attended Stephanie May’s School Of Dance in Portseton for seven years. Here I studied tap, modern, jazz and ballet.


Costume Designer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History


Carberry Tower

From May 2011

• Worked under pressure during very busy wedding and Festival season
• Worked quickly and efficiently to meet managements targets
• Provided top level of service to guests
• Multi-tasked between different responsibilities
• Excellent phone skills
• Received positive feedback from guests, fellow colleagues and management.

3rd Year Fashion Show Society President

Heriot Watt University

From October 2010

• Confidence in public speaking and presentation
• Time management
• Organisational skills developed in event and fundraising tasks
• Delegating tasks and ensuring the groups worked well together
• Worked efficiently under pressure


Scottish Opera

From July 2009

• Self-directed work and study.
• Identifying different periods of clothing, both men’s and women’s wear.
• Theatrical methods of construction.
• Keen eye for detail in cutting and sewing.
• Working with different fabrics and materials.
• Corset cutting and construction.
• Hand stitching and finishing.
• Running wardrobe maintenance.
• The logistics of moving productions and costumes
• Quick changes and the importance of easy and simple fastenings.
• How to communicate with clients, directors and performers

Qualifications & Certifications

BSc Fashion Technology

Heriot-Watt University

Preston Lodge High School

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