Will Duke was born in the UK and studied Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Fine Art and Drawing and at The Glasgow School of Art. As a visual artist he specialised in photography, film, animation and video installation. His work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the UK and is owned by collections in Scotland, Norway and the USA.
In 2009 he began working as a projection designer for the stage. Recent theatre and dance credits include: Mountaineering (nonzerone, The Roundhouse); Dusk (Fevered Sleep, Young Vic & UK Tour); Landscape II (Melanie Wilson, Dublin Fringe and UK Tour); Above Me The Wide Blue Sky (Fevered Sleep, Young Vic); Hitchcock Blonde (Hull Truck, Dir: Natalie Abrahami); Of Mice and Men (Watermill Theatre, Dir: Douglas Rintoul); Where Have I Been All My Life (by Alecky Blythe, New Vic Theatre, Dir: Theresa Heskins); The Difference Engine (Dance Umbrella, Gate Theatre); Discombobulator (Dance Umbrella, Purcell Rooms); The Rain Parade (Lost Dog Dance, UK Tour).
Forthcoming projects include: The Encounter (Complicite, with Simon McBurney); Queen Anne (RSC, Dir: Natalie Abrahami); The Edge (Transport, Dir: Douglas Rintoul); The Narrow World (Melanie Wilson & Will Duke with The British Council); Above: A Festival of Imaginary Events for Rooftops in Tehran and London (Melanie Wilson & Will Duke with Forest Fringe and The British Council, Edinburgh Fringe); Opera for The Unknown Woman (Melanie Wilson).