Nadine Jaggi

Nadine Jaggi
 
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A project she's particularly enjoyed working on includes two life size statues of Lyra on Iorek from the first volume of Phillip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials', which has now been made into a film titled 'The Golden Compass', starring Nicole Kidman.

Nadine won the Supreme Award at the 2008 Montana World of WearableArtTM Awards for her creation "Ornitho-Maia". Please check out the article under Related Items above.

This wasn't the first time Nadine entered the WOW Awards. Prior to joining the team at Weta Workshop, Nadine won the Tertiary Student Design Award for her creation, ‘Reaching Out'. The same year, Nadine was a finalist for the Tertiary Student Achievement award at the Wellington Fashion Awards.

Costume Technician

After graduating with First Class Honours from Massey University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Fashion Design, costumier Nadine Jäggi jumped on a plane to Switzerland, where she completed a short stint in Europe working at the Stadttheater, Bern - the Capital Theatre. Here, Nadine worked as a costume assistant, which allowed her to work with all aspects of design and dressing for theatre, which included organising fittings, attending all rehearsals and facilitating their costumes.


Designers came from all over Europe, including France, Germany and London", she says. "It was a thrilling rush-around job, involving creating textile designs and sourcing and dyeing fabrics and I was able to pick their brains too."

She arrived at Weta Workshop in 2006, and since then has worked on a variety of projects including Prince Caspian, concept costumes for the Halo movie and pieces for the models presented at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, where she worked on the Red Baron display.

The experience in Switzerland has taught Nadine to appreciate the value of working in a team to achieve the best results. "You're working with so many talented people everyday at the Workshop", she says.


To be able to build on your knowledge and pick up skills is a thrill. Here there's such a creative vibe - there are so many exciting projects going on in the Workshop. I couldn't imagine working in a different environment than this."

From the chaotic world of modern dance, drama and theatre in Switzerland to the Workshop here at Weta in Miramar, Wellington, Nadine can usually be found in the costume department (being a woman of many talents) putting her European experiences to good use.

 


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StingRay
21/05/09
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A mother of a costume!

That "Ornitho-Maia" (bird mother) outfit is just *bleep*in' incredible. No wonder you... Read more.

That "Ornitho-Maia" (bird mother) outfit is just *bleep*in' incredible. No wonder you have such a big wonderful smile. Hazzah! Hide.

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Jomaria
07/12/12
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Thank You!

Thank you so much for showing us the Weta Workshop on Wednesday. We... Read more.

Thank you so much for showing us the Weta Workshop on Wednesday.
We had a lot of fun and will come back next year. Hopefully there are still any tours through the workshop :)
Many greetings,
Nina and Johanna Hide.

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Ariane
16/02/13
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fan from switzerland

Having followed a highly interesting tour through the weta workshop guided by... Read more.

Having followed a highly interesting tour through the weta workshop guided by nadine jaggi, i looked up her profile on this site. I was surprised to find out that nadine has worked at the theatre in my hometown bern and being a regular theatregoer i might even have seen some of her works. I guess nadine has some swiss background on her own, jaggi being a typical swiss name. I'm glad that there is some swiss heritage in the coolest working place of nz Hide.

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