Curriculum Vitae

Download a copy of my CV below:

Kate Arthur – CV pdf

AWARD
‘Best of Show Runner Up’ at New Blades Exhibition 2012

EMPLOYMENT

March 2015 – Present ‘Undisclosed Project’

November 2014 – March 2015
Mackinnon and Saunders
Rigging the stop-motion puppets, sets & props for CBeebies ‘Twirlywoo’s’.

February 2014 – November 2014
Star Wars VII The Force Awakens
Junior Modelmaker within the Costume department.

May 2013 – Feb 2014 Mackinnon and Saunders
Assisted in the Moulding, Armature and Foam Latex departments; for ‘Twirlywoo’s’ & ‘Clangers’.

April 2013 – BGI Special FX Limited
Casting dead bodies for the new production of ‘Hercules’.

July 2012 – March 2013
Warner Brothers- ‘Edge of Tomorrow’
Junior Modelmaker within the Prop Modelling department. I assisted in assembling and maintaining the prop costumes, also helped dress Tom Cruise into his Exo-suit on set.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
2011 – Mattes & Miniatures – 1 Week
A fellow student and I painted over 12,000 scaled roof tiles for a miniature mansion used for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows Production.

2011 – Event Prop Hire – 1 Week
I Helped in sculpting large polystyrene props. I refurbished a tree that was used on the 2011 season of Big Brother.

2011 – Prop Shop Ltd – 4 Weeks
I was part of a large team assisting to cast, clean up, paint and flock hundreds of scaled-up leaves and vines for Jack & the Giant Slayer feature film.

2010 & 2011 – 3 Mills Studio – 4 Weeks
Within the mould department of the puppet hospital, I helped with, casting, trimming and seaming character body parts on Tim Burton’s stop-motion animation, ‘Frankenweenie’.

2010 – Creation Workshop Ltd – 4 Weeks
Utilised my moulding, casting and art-working skills, working on props for Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, this educated me in team skills and deadline management.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
2009 – 2012 Arts University College
Bournemouth BA (Hons.) Modelmaking
This course has enabled me to develop skills in:

Moulding and casting – including materials such as polyurethane and polyester resins, fibreglass and silicone.
Workshop machinery – including table/circular saw, lathe and mill.
CAD software and machinery – including Rhinoceros, 3ds Max, CNC machine and laser cutters.
Sculpting with waxes, oil and water based clays.
Detailed finishing, spraying and artworking.
Basic metalwork skills – including spot and MIG welding, soldering and casting.
Professional modelmaking practice and team building.

2008 – 2009 Stockport College
(BTEC) National Diploma, Art & Design Foundation – (Distinction)

2006 – 2008 Cheadle and Marple College
A levels
Art & Design – (A)       Chemistry – (C)
Mathematics – (D)      ABC Qualification – Life Drawing

2001 – 2006 Longdendale Language College
9.5 GCSE grade A-C including English (grade B), Mathematics (grade A) and Double Science (grade AA).

VOLUNTEER WORK
2008 – Peru
Volunteering in orphanages and schools around Huancayo, Peru.

2007 & 2008 Germany
Kindergarten in Munich.

HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

Walking – I trekked to the summit of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Ben Nevis and Mt. Snowdon. I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, in the summer of 2012.  I find these experiences challenge my mental and physical strength.

REFERENCES
Available on request.