Nic Smillie has a Bachelor of Design in Textiles and has worked in theatre, film and television as a costume designer for the past thirteen years. Designs for Auckland Theatre Company include A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, CALENDAR GIRLS, CABARET, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, ROMEO & JULIET, THE POHUTUKAWA TREE, THE WIFE WHO SPOKE JAPANESE IN HER SLEEP, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF and WHERE WE ONCE BELONGED.
Nic has also costumed various mainly Wellington based theatre projects which include SEX DRIVE, RITA AND DOUGLAS and LE SUD (Wanaka Festival of Colour), THE MOTOR CAMP, KING AND COUNTRY, TOP GIRLS, CABARET, DRACULA, PRIVATE LIVES, SWEENEY TODD and DRAWER OF KNIVES.
Winner of the Air New Zealand Screen Award for Contribution to Design for the television series THE INSIDERS GUIDE TO LOVE, Nic has also designed costumes for RAGE, TANGIWAI, FISH SKIN SUIT and AFTERSHOCK (telefeatures) and THE INSIDERS GUIDE TO HAPPINESS, SEVEN PERIODS WITH MR GORMSBY, THE HOTHOUSE and TIME TRACKERS (television series). Her operatic designs include QUARTET and THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS. For film her works include FRESH MEAT, TURANGAWAEWAE and STICKMEN.
Things That Matter. The Master Builder. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Filthy Business. Peer Gynt [recycled]. To Kill a Mockingbird. A Dolls House. Paniora. Midnight in Moscow. Awatea. The Motor Camp. A Midsummer Night's Dream. Calendar Girls. Romeo and Juliet. August: Osage County. Cabaret. The Pohutukawa Tree. The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep. Where We Once Belonged. Who Needs Sleep Anyway?. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.