Ben O’Neill

Design Manager

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Ben trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2009 with a first in Theatre Practice (Technical & Production Management).

Over the past five years he has put his excellent CAD and design know-how to good use. He initially worked as a project manager and design draughtsman with theatre and film rigging supplier Flywire TRP and The Rigging Partnership. Here he worked on a variety of projects including capital works at the National Theatre and RSC, tours such as Take That Progress Live (2011), and films including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010 and 2011), and SkyFall (2012).

In 2011 he was snapped up by London 2012 Ceremonies to work as part of the CAD team for all four ceremonies. Most recently, he spent 14 months in Russia as CAD Manager for all four ceremonies of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

When Ben isn’t designing, he can be found brushing up on a new foreign language, or tinkering with a ‘lost cause’ motor bike.