JESSICA RANALDI - CV
Screenskills Costume Trainee 2022-23.
Styling For Film
In Her Corner
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
I styled and fitted Chameleon Lady's BEASTS DOWN BELOW music video. The video will be out in soon.
Alex Kapranos X Auchentoshan Whisky
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
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.
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.
Display and Styling at Jane Davidson, Edinburgh
Roles include – styling clients, visual merchandising, interior mannequin styling, window dressing, social media marketing and online sales.
Freelance Dressmaking and Embroidery
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
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
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
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.