The Team 2019-03-19T18:29:58+00:00

THE TEAM

RUDI THACKRAY, CREATIVE LEAD

Rudi is the founding director of Vagabond Production Design.  Over two decades, Rudi has conceived and led many of the company’s flagship projects.  The course of his career has taken him around the world working with major production companies and channels in the UK and globally, including James Corden Late Late Show (CBS), Sports Personality Award Show, Beijing (CCTV), The Jonathon Ross Show (ITV) and Top Gear (BBC).  His global experience makes him a trusted choice to deliver existing designs in new territories without compromising the design and brand continuity. His driving interest is to always push set design forward, exploring new innovations and implementation methods, whilst working with new and experimental materials.

PAUL DRAKE, DESIGN DIRECTOR

Before joining Vagabond at it’s inception, Paul has worked alongside many of the finest set designers in career that has spanned some 25 years.  His creative eye is crucial throughout the entire design process, but his skills truly come in to their own at the construction phase, where Paul manages the finer details of the client’s creative brief.  He takes responsibility for the entire project, from technical direction to coordinating our production team, bringing a design together and transforming it into a reality.

CHRIS MEED, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Chris is the creative powerhouse within the company and uses his world class visualisation skills to support and create design sets and products.  With over 20 years of experience in conceiving and delivering stand out designs for major productions, including Sports personality of The Year, The Jonathan Ross Show and Top Gear. Chris is a dynamic and central member of the design team.