Vicki Mortimer studied at the Slade School of Art.
Opera includes Orest for Nederlands Opera (costumes); Al Gran Sole for Salzburg Festival and Staatsoper Berlin; After Dido for ENO and Young Vic; Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg, Cosi fan Tutte and St Matthew Passion for Glyndebourne; The Turn of the Screw for Scottish Opera; and The Sacrifice, Jenufa, Katya Kabanova and Jephtha for WNO.
Designs for dance include Yantra for Stuttgart Ballet; Genus for Paris Opera Garnier; Skindex for Nederlands Dans Theater; As One and Qualia for the Royal Ballet; and Millenarium, Sulphur 16 and Aeon for Random Dance Company.
Theatre credits at the National Theatre include Othello, The Last of the Haussmans, Travelling Light (costumes), A Woman Killed with Kindness (co-designer), Hamlet, Beauty and the Beast, The Cat in the Hat, Pains of Youth (set), Burnt By the Sun, …some trace of her, Never So Good, Major Barbara (costumes), Much Ado About Nothing, Women of Troy (costumes), A Matter of Life and Death (costumes), Attempts on her Life, The Man of Mode, Waves (also Broadway), The Seagull, Paul, The House of Bernarda Alba, A Dream Play, Three Sisters, Jumpers (also West End and Broadway), Ivanov and Closer (also West End and Broadway). Other theatre: Costumes for Fiddler on the Roof and Nine (Broadway); Easter and Natt och Drommar (Royal Dramatic Theatre Stockholm); The City, Boy Gets Girl, Mountain Language/Ashes to Ashes, My Zinc Bed, The Country at the Royal Court; The Wild Duck and The Real Thing (also on Broadway) at the Donmar; Don John for Kneehigh at the RSC and BAC; The Seagull, Uncle Vanya and The Winter’s Tale for the RSC; Nights at the Circus at Lyric Hammersmith (costumes); The Master Builder, Heartbreak House and 1953 for the Almeida.