Jemima was awarded the Max Rayne Design Bursary at the National Theatre which she completed in March 2018. Jemima is a winner of the biennial Linbury Prize for Stage Design and has been nominated for Best Set Design OFF WEST END awards for 'Br'er Cotton' at Theatre 503 and for 'Thebes Land' at the Arcola Theatre. She is a former resident artist at Kenya’s Kuona Arts Trust in Nairobi and resident designer for Istanbul’s Talimhane Theatre.
Her recent UK Design credits include: Hansel and Gretel (Opera for Hidden Woods, Iford Arts), Br'er Cotton (Theatre 503, Nominated for Best Set Design for OFF WEST END Awards), The Majority (Dorfman, National Theatre), New Nigerians, Thebes Land (Nominated for Best Set Design and Winner of Best Production for OFF WEST END Awards, Maria de Buenos Aires (Arcola); Parallel Yerma (Young Vic); License to Ill, This Will End Badly, Little Malcolm and his struggle against the Eunuchs (Southwark Playhouse); Biedermann and the Arsonists, Synergies: NEBT (Sadlers Wells); Mapping Brent (Tricycle Theatre), Dyl, Sparks (Old Red Lion); Hearing Things (Albany), The Dark Room (Theatre 503), The Tempest (Watermill Theatre), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Zorlu Centre, Istanbul). Jemima has also designed events, merchandise and foyers for the National Theatre, King's Cross Theatre and Waldorf Hotel. She has run workshops and worked on community projects for The Young Vic, Kiln Theatre (The Tricycle), Iford Arts and the National Theatre.
Jemima currently lives and works in London. When she is not designing, she enjoys illustrating, painting and travelling... and dinosaurs.