Buffy started her career in 1976, working in the theatre, assisting designers Ralph Koltai and Stefanos Lazaridis on productions for the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She also spent time as a prop maker and model maker for West End theatres, including Sweeney Todd, Bugsy Malone, and A Pack of Lies. In 1982 she joined the BBC where she designed a wide variety of programmes, both studio based and on location. These included light entertainment, children's and educational programmes and major dramas.
Currently, Buffy teaches Production Design for Film and TV for the Masters course at Kingston University, and is Course Director for BA Design Studies. Along side her teaching, she is a member of Kingston Artists Open Studios, specialising in Mixed media art works.
Education and Qualifications
Sept 1997 - July 1998 - Roehampton Institute, Roehampton,
PGCE in Design and Technology for Secondary Education.
Sept 1972 - July 1975 - Kingston Polytechnic, BA Honours Degree in Three Dimensional Studies, with Interior Design as the main field of study. 2nd Class Honours
Sept 1971- July 1972 - Portsmouth College of Art and Design. Foundation Course.
Sept 2000- Kingston University, Senior Lecturer in MA Production Design for Film and Television and Course Director for BA Design Joint Honours / Design Studies
Record of Employment
July – Sept 2010 BBC Proms at the Albert Hall
June – July 2010 7/7Saved by a Miracle? Documentary for BBC Television Director Heenan Bhatti
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