Paula studied fashion design at RMIT and completed a Graduate Diploma in Theatre Design at VCA. She has worked with numerous production companies including Victorian Opera, Melbourne Theatre Company, Red Stitch Actor's Theatre, La Mama, Dance Works, and Dance North. She has designed costumes for Chunky Move's Mortal Engine, Glow, Singularity and I Want to Dance Better at Parties, Lucy Guerin's Structure and Sadness, Aether, and Lost Air, Rebecca Hilton's Historia, Antony Hamilton's Blazeblue Oneline and KAGE Physical Theatre's Headlock and Nowhere Man, Costume/Concept Design for Australian Resident Company - World Expo, Japan. She was Design Assistant and Illustrator on the film Tom White and teaches design at RMIT. Paula designed the set for Kate Denborough's Pink Lines in 2008 for Tasdance's Parenthesis season.