Stephanie is a Sydney-based set and costume designer intending to work across the live performance and film industries. After two years studying Environmental Sciences at UTS and University of Sydney, Stephanie reflected on her creative capacities and decided to pursue studies at the Design Centre Enmore. She completed Certificate III in Design Fundamentals and the Diploma of Live Production (2016), where she discovered a keen interest in performance design. This gave her a solid foundation on which to build her creative and technical skill set at NIDA.
Highlights while studying at NIDA include working with the triple j Unearthed winners Blue Velvet for their music video It’s All Gravy which she co-designed in 2019 and being co-production designer and co-director on the 2019 NIDA short film Alienated. In her graduating year Stephanie travelled to the Venice Biennale and attended the Prague Quadrennial. There she observed a variety of contemporary installations and theatre pieces, further inspiring her to bring new and engaging work to Australia.
Stephanie also designed set and costumes for When Vampires Shop as part of the NIDA Festival of Emerging Artists. The piece was originally commissioned by Sydney Theatre Company, with NIDA Master of Fine Arts student, director Flynn Hall, with whom she shares a productive and inclusive collaborative process.
When Vampires Shop - Set/Costume Designer
It’s All Gravy by Blue Velvet (triple J Unearthed music video) - Co-Production Designer
Weimar Kabarett - Co-Costume Designer
Alienated (short film) - Story Creator/Co-Production Designer/Co-Director
Can You Remember? - Co-Creator/Video/Production Designer
LULU: A Modern Sex Tragedy - Design Assistant
Plebs by Sly Withers (triple j Unearthed music video) - Design Assistant
The Big Book of Good and Bad Advice (NIDA/Queensland University of Technology collaboration) - Co-Designer
Sex, Death and the Internet (NIDA/QUT collaboration) - Co-Designer
Optics (short film) - Co-Art Director
The Country Wife - Design Assistant
The Hypochondriac - Design Assistant
Sherbert Rosencrantz, You’re Beautiful, Trifle (film) - Art Department
Long Story Short, See Pictures (film) - Art Department Assistant