Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Ciara Kelly 

BA [Hons] Production Design

Ciara is a production designer passionate about film, theatre, art, and architecture. She worked as a co-producer and co-production designer on a short puppet film called A Saddle for Two, which was screened at the Achill Island Film Festival and First Cut Film Festival. Ciara has gained valuable experience by working in the Art Department of numerous external projects for the National Film School, BiggerStage, Macnas, and on multiple music videos. Ciara is interested in exploring work across film and TV in the future. Full Driving license, social media & email are linked below.

The Bell Jar

I chose to adapt Sylvia Plath's novel, The Bell Jar for film as my major project. I used a hybrid of SketchUp models and renderings with procreate sketches to convey my final design designs. The Bell Jar is a semi-autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath, which follows Esther Greenwood, a young woman as she experiences a mental breakdown and struggles with her identity and place in the world. Esther is a talented and ambitious writer who earns a scholarship to work at a prestigious magazine in New York City for the summer. The story's three settings - New York, the Massachusetts suburbs, and a private asylum - provide a wealth of inspiration for designing the film's world, with each location offering its own unique style and atmosphere.