John Prentice

Technical Designer

John has the great ability of being able to produce ‘build-from’ mechanical and fabrication designs, alongside highly artistic and aesthetically appealing large-scale staging concepts. This has ensured a high demand for his skills during a 20 years+ career.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given his ability to balance the creative and practical, after a brief foray into architectural practice, John qualified as a chartered Architect, followed by an MSc degree in Computing and Design. Working on early ideas for a new Traverse Theatre venue in Edinburgh and then as a touring sound technician, he found a niche delivering advanced technical design solutions for high-profile music, theatrical and corporate events and tours all over the world.

During his time at the industry-leading Brilliant Stages, Tomcat and Lite Structures, his extensive list of 50+ high-profile clients included: Take That to Lady Gaga tours, Thomas The Tank Engine to Cirque du Soleil and Disney to the Olympics.

Since joining Wonder Works John has lent his expertise to tours spanning the generations from The 1975 to Roger Waters. He has been instrumental in creating drawings for projects both in the UK and Middle East.

Whilst not at his desk John now likes to spend time in his workshop building and repairing anything from furniture to cameras.