Julia Collington

Artist

Experience

Set Design Assistant

Vogue Polska - Freelance

August 2021

London

In preparation for the editorial photoshoot, I assisted the set designer by running errands and building, locating and buying props using the mood board given by the photographer as a reference point, using my own knowledge of art history to support their specific vision. On the day of the shoot I helped decorate the set.

The Phantom Warrior - Freelance

March 2021

London

My favourite part of the experience was assisting the art director and helping to transport and build the set. Other roles included organising and serving meals, snacks, tea and coffee to cast and crew and checking and signing off deliveries and orders. I ensured backstage areas remained tidy and presentable at all times.

Roksanda - Freelance

January 2020

London

I supported the graphic designer in creating an experimental and sculptural window display for the store in central London, which was featured on the brands Instagram page. I also worked as an image retoucher and helped video and photograph projections of the fashion film during London Fashion Week.

Education

Chelsea College of Arts,
University of the Arts London

Skills

Technologies

Tools

Production Runner

Design Assistant

Experience

Visitor Assistant

Victoria and Albert Museum

April 2017 - August 2020

London

During my time at the V&A I gained a wealth of knowledge on Art and Design history. I also developed many skills to assist with the unprecedented growth in visitor numbers that the museum had ever seen. Positioned at the main desk I sold hundreds of tickets within the rush of the first hour of the museum opening, whilst promoting memberships and encouraging donations with gift aid wherever possible. For my outstanding visitor interactions and sales scores, I was awarded ‘exceeding expectations’ in all my mid-year reviews. I loved working on special events such as Fashion in Motion and Friday Lates projects, always signing up for overtime when these were on. 

London Short Series Film Festival

November 2019

Role involved organising food for staff Members and looked after VIPs. I ran errands around central London and managed the box office and cloakroom.

Runner Volunteer

Packington Gallery, London

March 2019

I was a responsible key holder for opening the space, setting up and welcoming local people.

Keyholder