Name

Natalie Beak

About

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'. Her most recent and favourite production was designing all four Series of ABC's Indigenous Comedy Sketch Show 'Black Comedy'. Natalie has also designed some incredible events including The Buildcorp Foundation's Feast and Party 2020, the 2010 IF Awards, private weddings and corporate celebrations.

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. She balances life between their Sydney base and Blue Mountains home with her screenwriting partner, Cleon, their two gorgeous boys, Archie and Theo, and mini-labradoodle, Muppet.

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Education

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

Awards

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

Skills

  • Set Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Vectorworks CAD
  • Art Direction
  • Budget Management
  • Prop Making
  • Scenic Painting
  • Buying/Dressing
  • Styling
  • Sewing Machine
  • Driver's License & Vehicle

Location

Sydney, Australia