Natalie Beak

Production Designer, Sydney, Australia

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Natalie Beak is a Production Designer and Art Director who has worked throughout Australia and the UK. Since completing her studies at the Australian, Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2006, Natalie has worked extensively in film, television, commercial and event production.

Natalie's credits include the Art Direction of large scale reality television productions 'The Voice' and 'Australia's Next Top Model', as well as the Design of Independent Film projects such as 'Between Two Lines', 'Closed Doors' and the Berlinale Crystal Bear Award Winning Film 'Franswa Sharl'. Natalie was the Production Designer on all four Series of ABC's Indigenous Comedy Sketch Show 'Black Comedy', and most recently Designed the feature film 'We Are Still Here,' an exciting collaboration between First Nations directors in Australia and New Zealand set to open Sydney Film Festival 2022.

Natalie has recently returned to AFTRS as the Senior Lecturer in Production Design, and is very proud to be able to mentor emerging Designers and continue to work collaboratively in her field. Natalie is particularly excited about the creative opportunities offered by virtual production technologies and is integrating these powerful new tools into her design practise. She balances life between Sydney and the Blue Mountains with her screenwriting partner, Cleon, and their young family.


Education

Advanced Architectural Drafting & Scenic Art Techniques at Central St Martins
2007 – 2007 London, UK
MA Production Design for Film & Television Production at AFTRS Australian Film, Television & Radio School
2005 – 2007 Sydney, NSW
BA (Distinction) Fine Arts, Film & Television Production at QUT Queensland University of Technology
2001 – 2003 Brisbane, QLD

Awards

2007
InDesign Award, AFTRS
2006
Thelma Afford Film Costume Design Scholarship 2006, Thelma Afford Trust

Skills

  • Set Design
  • Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Vectorworks CAD Drafting
  • Concept Art
  • Twinmotion & Unreal Engine
  • Art Direction
  • Budget Management
  • Prop Making
  • Scenic Painting
  • Buying/Dressing
  • Styling
  • Driver's License & Vehicle