JESSICA RANALDI - CV

Screenskills Costume Trainee 2022-23.

Styling For Film

In Her Corner

12/11/2021

I was the Costume Designer and dresser for Emma Ramsay's screen adaptation of Mikey Burnett's IN HER CORNER. This involved four scripted characters, each with multiple looks. The short film will be out in early 2022.

Beasts Down Below

20/03/2022

I styled and fitted Chameleon Lady's BEASTS DOWN BELOW music video. The video will be out in soon. 

You Don't Want Me Anymore

18/01/2022

I styled and dressed for Rachel White's YOU DON'T WANT ME ANYMORE music video. I styled Rachel in three looks for three locations. Watch here.

Alex Kapranos X Auchentoshan Whisky

06/10/2021

I was the Head of Wardrobe for the ALEX KAPRANOS X AUCHENTOSHAN WHISKY episode of a documentary series. I sourced looks for Alex and carried out checks during filming.

One Man Party

09/08/2021

I was the head of Wardrobe for Twin Atlantic's ONE MAN PARTY music video. I styled Sam McTrusty for the video, set within the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow. Watch here.

Bang On The Gong

06/08/2021

I was the head of Wardrobe for Twin Atlantic's BANG ON THE GONG music video. I styled the three backing dancers, as well as the lead singer, Sam McTrusty. Watch here.

Crush

13/07/2021

I worked as the sole stylist for singer Rachel White's CRUSH music video. I styled Rachel in four looks, the four backing dancers in two looks, as well as overseeing the crowd of 20, in two looks each. Watch here.

Over It

22/12/2020

I was the stylist for singer Rachel White's OVER IT music video. I styled the six backing dancers, as well as Rachel in eight different looks. Watch here.

Display and Styling at Jane Davidson, Edinburgh

05/09/20 -

Present

Roles include – styling clients, visual merchandising, interior mannequin styling, window dressing, social media marketing and online sales.

Freelance Dressmaking and Embroidery

12/2018 -

Present

I work on commission projects upon request. Some of these have included Bridesmaid dresses, sports and dancewear, children’s costumes, face masks, embroidered portraits, as well as Sewing Tutoring for a High School student.

Seamstress at Isle of Shee, Fife

24/05/21 -

01/12/21

Working as a seamstress for Isle of Shee, I cut and construct garments for the online orders. These include both stretch and woven designs.

Freelance Window Display for Harvey Nichols

01/2022

10/2021

07/2021

02/2021

I was asked back to Harvey Nichols to work as a freelancer on their Spring/Summer, Autumn and Christmas window installations, throughout 2021 and 2022.

Harvey Nichols Display Assistant, Edinburgh

30/08/17 -

02/10/20

Roles included - Styling, Dressing, Interior Scheme Design, Prop Design, Prop Manufacturing, Window and Scheme Installation, CAD Mock-ups, Signage and Artwork.

Harvey Nichols Menswear Style Advisor, Edinburgh

30/05/17 – 30/08/17

Harvey Nichols Display Department Internship, Edinburgh

14/09/16 - 02/10/16

Obscure Couture, Glasgow

19/05/15 - 28/05/15

Work Experience within the sewing studio.

Performance Costume Design MFA at The University of Edinburgh

08/2019 - 07/2021

I graduated in July from a two-year MFA with Merit. I thoroughly enjoyed the development from Fashion to Costume, as well as the new challenges that came along with it. The resources available at ECA allowed me to experiment with new textile and construction methods, therefore widening my design and manufacturing abilities. As part of the course I studied; set design and lighting, prop design, puppetry, millinery design and construction, fashion history, historical pattern drafting and construction, textiles, and website design.

Fashion Design BA Honours at Heriot Watt University, Scottish Borders

09/2013 – 06/2017

I graduated in 2017 with a 2:1 Honours Degree in Fashion Design. The course was challenging, yet fulfilling. I have gained skills in areas such as; fashion design and construction, print and fabric manipulation, illustration, technical drawings, CAD, pattern drafting, as well as my professionalism and work ethic.