Paul Cripps grew up in Woodstock, near Oxford, in the United Kingdom and got an early taste for film and television watching filming at nearby Blenheim Palace.
He studied for a degree in Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Arts before completing his Masters in Film and Television Design at the Royal College of Art.
Cripps started work in the industry art directing entertainment, music, chat and game shows such as TFI Friday and The Brits. He then moved over to drama, art directing larger scale feature films and beginning his Production Designer career on acclaimed Channel 4 teen drama As If. He continues to design for television and feature films.