Jean Chan studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating in 2008 with a BA Hons Degree in Theatre Design. She went on to work as a resident designer, part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Trainee Design Programme 2008-09. In 2009 she won the Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design.
Designs include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London); Dick Whittington and Jack and the Beanstalk (Lyric Hammersmith); The Hired Man and Much Ado about Nothing (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); Working (Southwark Playhouse); Plastic (Theatre Royal Bath); Ticking (Trafalgar Studios, London); The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG (Dundee Rep); Jumpy, Hedda Gabler (The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); The Season Ticket (Pilot Theatre and Northern Stage); Cyrano De Bergerac (The Royal & Derngate and Northern Stage); Mother Courage, Bordergames, Tonypandemonium (National Theatre Wales); This Land (Pentabus Theatre and Salisbury Playhouse); The Husbands, For Once, Mayfair (Kali Theatre and Pentabus Theatre); The Hairy Ape, The Irish Giant; The Seagull (Southwark Playhouse), Hamlet Young People’s Shakespeare (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Garbage King (The Unicorn Theatre).
Costume designs include: Knight’s Tale (Toho Theatre, Japan); The Grinning Man (Trafalgar Studios and Bristol Old Vic); Aladdin (Lyric Hammersmith); Lionboy (Complicite).
Associate designs include: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Theatre Cocoon, Japan); The James Plays (National Theatre Scotland and Great Britain); Lionboy (Complicite); Five Guys Named Moe (Underbelly and Theatre Royal Stratford East); Monsters (Arcola Theatre).