I have designed for high profile private clients, international brands: Including film sets, kitchens, courtyard drainage systems, landscaping, graphic design & illustration projects. With a flair for style, I have designed costumes, dressed & decorated sets. I have the ability to envision innovative designs that create harmony, communicating personal character & archetypal aspirations. I have a keen knowledge of colour theory, design, art & architecture. I’m a problem solver, making inspired features out of challenges. I have worked within the confines of small spaces, maximizing potential and convenience for my client’s/ actor’s movement in spatial layouts. I have refined visual, oral and written presentation skills and am proficient with software including SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign and Keynote. I have advanced research skills and produce mood boards that illustrate detailed design concepts. I would describe my email communication as courteous, diplomatic business language, fluid and to the point. I have personal relationships within the Interior Design industry and an extensive network of suppliers, from sanitaryware, wallpaper and textiles to rare woods and granite. I have experience working with contractors, kitchen installers and a thorough understanding of processes and turnaround times. I’m dedicated and self motivated, able to work to strict deadlines with attention to detail. I have the ability to manage different projects simultaneously. Originally from Port Elizabeth, I'm now based in Cape Town. My drawing studio & art department workshop, situated at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, facilitates my visual art, illustration and production design practice.
My multimedia artwork spans installation, photography, drawing and video art and has been exhibited in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Works are held in local and International private collections.
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1 Page CV | James Nilsen-Misra.pdf

Production Listing

James Nilsen-Misra | List of Productions | Sep 2021.pdf

CV (2 pager)

2 Page CV | James Nilsen-Misra.pdf