He trained at Central St Martins, having previously studied acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Whilst acting he helped establish Lucky Stuff Productions; a company formed to merge the talent of recent graduates with the experience of established professionals. This collaboration led him to assistant designing their debut production Lucky Stiff and later designing Before The Night Is Through and The Baltimore Waltz.
His subsequent work includes; associate costume designer on Bill Kenwright's production of Saturday Night Fever; associate designer on The Man Jesus with Simon Callow; assisting Mr Gammon on commercials for Heineken, o2, Vodafone & Gordon's gin; and until recently, resident designer for Changeling Theatre. He is also an experienced costume maker working on feature films such as Star Wars, Phantom Thread, Tulip Fever and both The King & Outlaw King for Jane Petrie, whom he has also assisted as a designer.
His design for dance work includes collaborations with Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, English National Youth Ballet's Dance Journeys & developing 3 new works with Jamaal Burkmar for Matthew Bourne's Re:Bourne 2016.
Crime - a collaboration with Bezna Theatre - won best play at the FIST Arts Festival in Suceava, preceding a short tour of venues in Bucharest.
His design work on The Mouse directed by Theo Baines and Late directed by Alexander Mansfield Martinez can be seen when they are released later in 2022.
His most recent credits include design assistant to Michele Clapton on HBO's The Nevers; assistant designer on the second season of Shondaland's Bridgerton, coming to Netflix in March this year; and currently assistant designer on Tim Burton’s Wednesday, designed by Colleen Atwood & Mark Sutherland.
Bobby is a London-based Costume Designer for film, tv and live performance.