Grace Westwood

Set Dress and Prop Buying/Sourcing

Chair Design Assistant

Prop maker and organisation of Props on and off set


On this ITV TV Drama, I worked closely with the Art director and Designer in the construction of sets, completing space surveys and dressing plans before and after the construction process. I was in charge of equipment stocks and maintenance, as well as the organisation of meetings and updating of the art department working schedule. 

 I was in involved in prop making and set dressing, and working closely with the graphic designer in the research of specific documents and creation of graphic heavy props. I also worked with the Designer to create a 'competition chair', which was then made by the carpenters, and formed a vital part of the 'competition studio' set build.

During the shoot period, I worked heavily on location, working with the set dressing department and organising props on location. 

This was a fast paced project, and as the art department assistant I felt very comfortable in my role, particularly when it came to the organisation of the props and the general running of the art department office. This was also a great job that allowed me to develop my pre-existing skills in surveying locations, of which there were many!