Carys graduated from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2009 with a First Class Honours Degree in Costume Design and Construction.
Whilst starting out as a Wardrobe Supervisor with various Scottish and UK companies for Theatre, Opera, Dance and Pantomime; she expanded her costume design portfolio in all of these areas. In 2013 she took a short course with Scenehouse to expand her skills into set design. She has since realised her first two full designs and is expanding her set design skills at present.
Carys has developed lasting relationships with a variety of companies including Bard in the Botanics, of whom she became an Associate Artist in 2012, and Aberdeen Performing Arts who gave her the opportunity for her first national tour costume design credit. She has formed excellent working relationships with directors such as Kenny Ireland, Gordon Barr and Jennifer Dick.
She worked closely with Hayden Griffin on his costume designs for Silver Darlings and Sunset Song and was honoured to design alongside him on The Cone Gatherers.
Carys is a returning designer with Scottish Dance Theatre at Dundee Rep, and has work touring Internationally with them in 2014.