Lydia Matthews


Art Department Assistant

London, UK


2011 -2014

Fine Art and Textiles Design BA(Hons) at Bath Spa

Sculpture – working with – Paper, plastic, Wire, Natural Materials,
Ceramic – Hand and wheel skills
Textiles – Knit, Crochet, sewing, (hand and machine) Dying, Printing
Techniques – Ageing, Distressing, Manipulating, Moulding, Fabricating,

Final Year – collaborated with a photography student to create a set that would be used for a fashion lookbook.

Augusts 2014

Set and costume design for film and theatre at London School of the Arts, Wimbledon

Focused on Costume and set design for theatre and film, creating models and design to set briefs


Oct 204 - Oct 2014

Art Department Assistant - ROLE PLAY at NFTS

Creating 3 sets – living room,kitchen, bedroom

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015

Art Department Assistant - VOID SPACE at NFTS

Creating an intricate white space out of fabric

January 2015


Working closely with lighting,sound art department and camera crew and assisting the 1st and 2nd Assistant Director.

December 2014

Set Dresser at Hestercombe House Trust

Creating an outdoor winter wonderland set and a manor house in somerset for a charity event.

Aug 2014

Prop Maker Assistant at Georgina Painter Black

Creating headresses for Channel 4 TV series This Is England

December 2014 - current

Freelance Studio Assistant at Clothesminded

Assisting the photographer and model in the studio during shoot days. I have also acted as a stylist during this role on a multiple occasions. I make props for campaign shoots and assist on location.


Runner at Bath Spa

During my second and third year at university I assisted on many shoots for film makers and photographers whilst working on location. This included handling equipment, assisting the photographer, organising and helping models.

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