J. William Davis

    • Set Designer
    • Costume Designer

    Greater London
  • Images

    Files

    • pdf document
    • video file (mp4)
    • video file (mov)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    www.Theatre-Designs.com
    Equity
    yes

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018 - 2020Designer and Producer
Theatre
Anyone Can Whistle
Stephanie Shaw
xalapeños
2016 - 2017Set+Costume+LED lighting+Graphics
Theatre
Camino Real
Lucy Weaver
Whereforall
Site specific warehouse
2017Costume Designer
Theatre
FlightMake Waves
2017Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
HappinessSky or the Bird
Theatre 503
2016 - 2017Set+Costume+Graphic Designer
Theatre
UnrelatedSky or the Bird
Drayton Theatre
2017Set+Costume+Graphic Designer
Cruise
Naked Boys SingingOahu GBLT Performances
2014 - 2016Set+Costume+Graphic Designer
Theatre
Still I See My BabySky or the Bird
Theatre 503 + Cockpit + Ongoing Development Workshops
2013Set+Costume+Graphic Designer
Theatre
Othello SyndromeSky or the Bird
Drayton Theatre
2012Set+Costume+Graphic Designer
Theatre
Still I See My Baby
Hannah Kaye
Sky or the Bird
The Cockpit and Theatre 503
2012Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
London:Four Corners One HeartSky or the Bird
Theatre 503
2009 - 2012Set+Costume+Graphic Designer
Theatre
Master FleaTales of Hoffman
2011 - 2012Writer+Designer
Theatre
Green WashXalapeños Theatre
2001 - 2012Designer
Other
Graphic+Web+Product+Architecture+Event DesignXalapeños Designs
2011Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
RuffledRuffled
Theatre 503
2011Set+Costume+Graphic Designer
Theatre
ManDATEChic Troubadours
2010Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
Napoleon NoirLOST Theatre Company
LOST Theatre
2010Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
Napoleon NoirNN Productions
Shaw Theatre
2010Graphic Designer
Theatre
West End BaresMAD - Make A Difference Trust
West End
2010Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
UnrelatedScenepool
Newbury Corn Exchange
2010Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
The Duchess of MalfiVaulting Ambition
The New Players Theatre
2010Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
UnrelatedScenepool
New Diorama
2009Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
Merrily We Roll AlongChicTroubadours
2008 - 2009Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
The Last WomenTriangle
B2 Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
2008 - 2009Scenic Designer
Theatre
Aristides - The Outcast HeroGalleon Theatre Company
Greenwich Playhouse
2009Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
Dorian GrayRuby in the Dust
Leicester Square Theatre
2007 - 2008Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
The JustSecret Centre Theatre
White Bear Theatre
2008Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
FalsettosChicTroubadours
Touring Produciton
2007Costume Designer
Film
Psister Psycho on BBC 3's Comedy Shuffle ProgrammeBBC
BBC3's Comedy Shuffle
2007Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
Psister Psycho - 2008 Chortle Award nominationAvalon Television Ltd
Babybelly
2007Projection+Setting Designer
Theatre
Songs of Innocence and Experience ~ A Celebration of William Blake on the 250th Anniversary of his Birth.Live Literature Company
St John's Waterloo + Exeter Cathedral
2007Production+Costume Designer
Film
The Death CertificateLucid Dreams Films
2007Designer
Other
Stained Glass Window Competition Winning DesignEquity
TUC HQ - Manchester
2007Designer
Theatre
The Wedding AnniversaryUnderground Productions
Underground Space
2007Architect + Theatre Designer
Other
Floating Theatre Design CompetitionOISTAT
2006Architect +Theatre Designer
Other
Lift New Parliament CompetitionLIFT
2006Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
GodspellChicTroubadours
Touring Produciton
2006Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
Urinetown, the musicalUT
Drained Swimming Pool
2002 - 2006Editor+Book Designer
Other
KPF monographsKPF
2002Designer
Event
The Muse Ship ProjectMark Fisher Studios
Muse Ship
2002Design Assistant
Theatre
AladdinDisney - Peter J. Davision designer
Disney Adventure Los Angelos
1986 - 2001Senior Architect
Other
Global Buildings and MasterplansKPF - Kohn Pedersen Fox
1997Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
Camino RealCiti Lit
1989Set+Costume Designer
Theatre
The FrenchmanNew School
1988Carpenter
Theatre
Just Say NoWPA Theatre, NYC
WPA Theatre
1987Design Assistant
Theatre
Wooster Group TourWooster Group
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2005Post Graduate Scenic and Costume DesignThe Motley Theatre Design Course
    2002Set Design and Scenic TechniquesRADA Summer School
    1985Bachelor of ArchitectureSyracuse University School of Architecture

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Full UK Driving Licence, Power Tools, Sewing Machine

    Additional Skills

    Utilisation of computers as a tool for realising designs and in the production of docuements for their implementation:

    * 2D and 3D Computer CAD design,draughting, rendering and animations with both AutoCAD and Microstation

    * Graphic design using Photoshop, Paintshop Pro and Illustrator

    * Web design using HTML, Dreamweaver and Flash

    Additional Information

    Xalapeños theatre company

    Registered Architect and Graphic Designer with own firm XalapeñosDesigns

    visit:

    www.theatre-designs.com

    for a portfolio of set and costume designs

    www.xalapenos-designs.com

    for a portfolio of graphics, architectural and web designs

    Referees

    Dan Horrigan - Director:

    **contact removed**

    Peter J. Davison - Theatre Designer: **contact removed**

    David Leventhal - Partner at PLP Architecture: **contact removed**

    Industry Awards

    Equity Stained Glass Window Design Competition Winner

    Nomination for Chortle Award for Psiter Psycho

    About me

    I bring extensive experience in design and management, developed as an architect and graphic designer, to designing for the theatre.

    Good design, based on a creative interpretation of the author's ideas, fosters a richer theatrical performance while enhances an audiences enjoyment and involvement with the work.

    Both the clothing and settings should be integral to the scene. They are the framework for the actions. They can, where appropriate, exaggerate the meaning of the words spoken, the songs sung and the movements executed on stage.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • BECTU (UK)
    • Equity
    • PLASA (UK)
    • SBTD (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Cross Cultural Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Exhibitions
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • International Touring Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Devised
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Experimental
    • Festival
    • Fringe
    • Inclusive Theatre
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    • Opera
    • Outdoor Events
    • Pantomime
    • Revue
    • Shakespeare
    • Tragedy
    Work Permits
    • EU
    • USA
    Interested in
    • Cruises
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Industry Training
    • First Aid (Any)

    Professional Recommendations

    Dan Horrigan Director

    J. William Davis and I have worked together on various projects since 2007. I rate our creative relationship highly. Bill is a dynamic, methodical, adventurous, designer who can work across a spectrum of styles and budgets. I look forward to his continued contributions to Sky or the Bird's productions, and would not hesitate to recommend him.

    Dan Horrigan Director

    Bill is a pleasure to work with. Over time and through careful and wide ranging conversation Bill will help create a world for your play - he'll then begin to put ideas together that are fastened to practicalities and always within budget. More importantly than that Bill will listen to the demands of the space and the text, he'll be with you from inception to close. Working with Bill is best experienced over time, he'll evolve his ideas alongside you. His fascination and depth of imagination is constantly surprising and wonderful - add to that his ability to work ceasely alongside all members of production and you have a designer who will excite, inspire and deliver. I rate Bill as the best designer I have worked with, he is a delight.