I was lucky enough to be selected to work with Gilles in the props puppet making team for the most recent Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis film. It was a fantastic experience and it was great to work with such an enthusiastic designer. Gilles encouraged me to use my problem solving as we were working and he valued my input. This made me think about the props and not just work to his design mindlessly. I think that the experience has taught me that I prefer to be learning whilst working and I find it challenging to work as a cog in a machine.