Fiona is a Perth based designer with over a decade of experience. Her projects range from branding, publication design, infographics, illustration and marketing collateral to design for performance, exhibitions and events. This broad portfolio benefits from interdisciplinary design thinking, a focus on storytelling, strong collaborative relationships and a commitment to professional development.
In 2017 she was contracted to the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition design department for the Art and Design Triennial, and was invited to participate in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre Program
Fiona has worked as a set and costume designer since 2006. Her work has been shown in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Darwin and has toured regional WA. She has worked with Black Swan State Theatre Company, The Blue Room, Perth Fringe, Performing Lines WA, PIAF, Metanoia Theatre, and Brown’s Mart Theatre. In 2011 and 2014 she received Equity Guild Awards for her set design work.
Fiona has a masters degree in Communication Design from RMIT University, and is a graduate of Curtin University and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (2009 Design Award).
PERFORMING ARTS REVIEWS:
“A set (superbly designed by Fiona Bruce) that is an abstract exercise in perspective, diminishing up a raked stage and down lines of massive reinforces concrete towards a vanishing point obscured in shadows…One of Bruce’s stage effects, the most brilliantly conceived and shocking piece of action in the show, cannot be described without a spoiler alert. You need to see it for yourself”.
Boy Gets Girl – The West Australian 21 Sept 2012
“A top nightspot atmosphere has been superbly created by Fiona Bruce…[her] costumes range from the unkempt, drunken Buzzard’s rags to the stunning costumes of the beautiful Lorelei… all demanded accuracy, but the whole show was wonderfully thought out.”
Lorelei – Theatre Australia 30 Oct 2011
“Fiona Bruce’s deer-themed, straw-strewn set design is a tactile delight.”
Yellow Moon – The West Australian 11 Aug 2010
“The real star of Mitchell’s production is Bruce’s eye-popping yet purposeful set…the perfect compliment to this clever, polished and very entertaining production.”
The Shape of Things – The West Australian 10 May 2010