Wish You Were Here With… Alice Kirkpatrick
Sailing in the Hamptons? Partying in Ibiza? Lounging in Morocco?
Set designer, Alice Kirkpatrick is leading this week’s vacation selfie series and stirring some serious FOMO...
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
Its basically like an episode of Challenge Anneka - with each job comes a new creative problem to solve.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
An artist of sorts, Ive explored several mediums
How do you waste time, when your schedule is clear?
I rearrange the furniture in the house and potter in the garden
What did you do on your last day off?
My family took me to Kew Gardens for my birthday
What’s your greatest ambition?
To be the best I can be for myself and my loved ones
Do you have any phobias?
Jumping off things
Who do you most admire?
My sister, she is an incredibly selfless, wise and loving creature
What do you talk about when you get your hair cut?
How far should I go with the mullet?
What’s the last dream that you can remember having?
It was pretty abstract, some friends on a walk which I think George Clooney was also on.
What would you most like to change about the world?
I would like to see free, safe and supported movement for refugees and for the human race to treat each other as they would hope to be treated themselves.
What would you most like to change about yourself?
To concentrate when reading a book
Have you ever pretended to be someone else in the mirror?
If you could do anything without fear of repercussion, what would you do?
If you could ask anyone a question, who would you ask, and what?
I would ask the first civilisation on earth what they know about sky gods.
Describe yourself in three words…
5’6” blonde female
What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?
I love organisational apps
Meat Loaf - I’d do anything for love
The perfect night out?
Food, friends and dancing
The funniest person you know?
Anyone with a catalogue of one liners has me at knock knock
One thing you can’t live without?
Favourite thing to eat?
Least favourite thing to eat?
What was your first job?
Spinning kids on The Teacups ride at Sherwood Forest
The best advice you’ve ever been given?
Trust you instinct
Why did you become a set designer?
I became a set designer as my now incredible agent showed me that I could make a living doing something I loved
Who or what inspires you?
The everyday to the extraordinary
What drives your creativity?
Space, time and a happy team
Who do you consider to be the true creatives in the world?
Those who believe in themselves but also in their peers
Who’s the coolest person you know?
Jess Thornley, currently being an amazing mother in Rwanda