Lecturer, Prosthetic Effects MA

Brad has contributed to many film and television projects as a designer, make-up effects artist, concept artist and art director including Peter Jackson's 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy (for WETA workshop), George Miller's 'Happy Feet', Zack Snyder's 'Legend of the Guardians' and DC's 'Aquaman' (for Fractured FX).

He was a lead prosthetic make-up artist on 'Kong: Skull Island' (for Bill Corso and Jason Baird) where he not only contributed to on-set application but was responsible for assembling the 35 strong Vietnamese make-up and hair team.

He is also a published author of speculative fiction and has had work featured in the sci-fi anthology 'Fusion', horror anthology '666' for fantastic books publishing. He is a contributor to industry publication Prosthetics Magazine.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
1990 BA Queensland College of Art (Australia)

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Makeup Effects
  • Concept Art
  • Digital Sculpting
  • Film Making
  • Animation
  • Art Directing
  • Production Design
  • Character Design

Research Topics

  • Prosthetics Makeup Effects

Research Students

Current research students

Currently supervising MA Prosthetic Effects Students


Areas of teaching

  • 3D Printing
  • Design
  • Digital production
  • Digital sculpting
  • Industrial context studies
  • Makeup Artistry and Prosthetic application
  • Mould-Making
  • Sculpting
  • Traditional Fabrication

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Active involvement with Gorton Studios, Millennium FX and Prosthetics magazine.

I've written articles for Prosthetics Magazine on digital sculpting which closely mirrors master classes on the MA. I was actively involved supporting Gorton studios and The Falmouth Prosthetics MA at the 'Prosthetics Event' 2021 which is the major industry trade show in the UK/ Europe.