Olivia Giles was born and raised in Surrey, England. She spent her childhood exploring local forests, reading fairy tales, and building dens in her back garden. Her carefree and creative upbringing helped shape her love and appreciation of art; and gave her an incredibly enquiring mind. Olivia attended London's prestigious university, Central St. Martins where she studied knitwear. After graduating, Olivia developed an eclectic set of skills, such as millinery, ceramics, woodworking, floristry and scenic painting. She went on to assist renowned set designer Shona Heath, helping produce beautifully original props and dress sets in the world of fashion photography, working alongside world acclaimed photographer, Tim Walker. Olivia has embarked on carving out an incredibly unique style of set design. She prides herself on creating magical bespoke worlds, fabricating almost everything from scratch. Holding strong ecological morals at the center of her work, she recycles and uses natural materials as much as possible when designing.
Clients include POP, Chanel, Luncheon, Re-editiion, Acne Paper, Document Journal, Nike, Vyrao, British Vogue, Dazed, American Vogue and more.