Art Department – Amazing Creations for Stage and Screen

Quirkish Designs
Jon M Wilson

My name is Jon M Wilson.

I have a passion for creating things to bring entertainment to life: set pieces, props, costumes, jewellery, accessories, signage, merchandise for entertainers and more.

If you have a concept, my superpower is taking the idea and turning it sideways, upside down and back again. I work closely with you to create things that neither of us would have thought of otherwise.

I absolutely love the creative process of taking ideas, stretching them and delighting in what can be made from them. With 24×7 access to a powerful laser cutter and home studio, I rapidly prototype a develop designs to bring them to their final form.

I have am looking for further opportunities to work in film, television and stage in Production Design and Art Department roles.



Here are some samples of things I’ve worked on in art department, set design and production design roles:

AFTRS Props and Scenic Art Intensive

Design and fabrication of standard 8′ x 4′ theatre flat from start to finish. Including techniques for simulated wood, metal and stonework; staging and lighting; props and accessorising.

Viking Mama, Judith Wright Centre

All costuming and sets; additional scenery for public photography in the foyer; event merchandise (magnets, art prints);

Fully Made Up – An Improvised Cabaret

Costuming and accessories for Jenny Wynter and musicians; custom designed props and signage;

You: A Cabaret! (2017)

Costuming and accessories for Jenny Wynter; custom designed and constructed set pieces and signage;

Women in Voice

Costuming and accessories for Jenny Wynter, MC for the event; additional props for Alison St Ledger; custom costuming accessories for full cast – Jenny Wynter, Alison St Ledger, Queenie Van De Zandt, Georgie Nielsen, Barb Fordham, Pauline Maudy; event merchandise (magnets, brooches, earrings);

“Romance on the Menu” Feature Film

Earrings, accessories and set decor pieces;

Electric Campfire Cabaret

Design, construction and installation of a modular self supporting stage backdrop (1800mm x 1800mm) for the Electric Campfire Cabaret presented by Mario Queen of the Circus at the Woodford Bushtime event, 2021. Laser cut from white gloss melamine, the sign was designed to be lit by stage lighting, allowing it to take on different colours […]

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