Joe Stansfield

Joe Stansfield

Director of Design

Joe leads our global design services at Charcoalblue Experience.

+44 (0)117 325 9280


Joe has led our teams in delivering some of our largest experiential design projects to date in the events, workplace and commercial sector. Joe also heads up several managed technical design & design management services for one of our key clients.

With over 8 years’ experience as a designer and team leader at Charcoalblue, Joe’s specialist knowledge in technical design has been built from the ground up - consulting on large scale theatre & performing arts projects, and in more recent years focusing on projects beyond traditional theatre spaces, with design expertise in integrating digital technologies into event spaces such as projection systems, broadcast cameras and large-scale LED displays.

Joe and some of the Bristol team, Summer 2017.

What's the greatest lesson you've learnt as a Theatre Consultant?

The key to unlocking the most exciting and effective design solutions is harnessing the experience of the whole team. Just like a production, collaboration and team work is the key ingredient!

What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?

Feeling the buzz of a live performance never gets old!

What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?

A great space should widen your eyes and ears from the door to your seat. Behind the stage, a great space is like a toolkit that always gives you the bit you need!

You graduated from the Tonmeister course at Institute of Sound Recording alongside Simon and Dan, what is it about this course that produces such great theatre consultants?

The course is built around a core of academia and technical research but combines that with hands on experience in fantastic facilities. It’s all well and good having all the technical know-how, but twice as good doing it for real under pressure!

Joe Stansfield


Sir Peter Hall’s legacy lives on with opening of new performing arts centre at The Perse

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Supporting the industry internationally since 2004

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2020 UK Theatre Tonic ITEAC Theatres Trust Theatre Communications Group Carbon Literate Orginisation - Silver
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