ACTIVITIES, SKILLS & INTERESTS

  • Wardrobe Union- Local 764 (2001- Present)
  • Versed in French, Swahili and Portuguese
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Gerber Classic/Web PDM, InDesign, PowerPoint, CPlot Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Music festivals, concerts, fitness, yoga, ice-skating, skate-boarding, sports
  • Drawing, reading, painting, cooking

NOTABLE PROJECTS

MSG- Radio City Music Hall Christmas SpectacularNew York, NY

Technical, Costume, Supervision (2007- present)

Facilitate technical and costume design of entire cast, with direct responsibility for a dozen actors at a time during live performances.  Collaborate on garment design, fit, construction and maintenance throughout production, including pre and post-set organizational, management and execution issues.

Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week- Spring & Fall New York, NY

Wardrobe, Tailoring (2008- present)

Stylist for more than shows per season including Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg, Y-3, Sean John, BCBGMaxAzria, Zac Posen and Alexander Wang.

New York City Board of Education   New York, NY

Per Diem Teacher (2002- present)

Substitute teaching in Brooklyn and Manhattan schools for children in pre-K through high school levels.  Implement lesson plans and conduct other knowledge-building activities for those with developmental disabilities, standard learning capacities and honors students.

National Dance Institute New York, NY

Technical, Costume (2008- 2010)

Creative designer- managed costume production of public performances by young dancers for a non-profit organization that has a hyper-intensive focus on providing educational opportunities to children from low-income communities.

PBS- Kid Fitness New York, NY

Technical, Costume, Supervision (2008)

Managed creative process and produced wardrobe for a children’s health and wellness program that included organization of budgeting, garment design and execution, pattern-making, fit and styling.

The Discovery Channel- Solargegeddon New York, NY

Technical, Costume, Supervision (2007)

Helped execute director’s creative vision for the film with the design and production teams on all components of the design process: from origination of patterns and fit to management of on-set taping processes, through to post-production breakdown. 

The Metropolitan Opera New York, NY

Technical, Costume, Supervision (2005- 2006)

Facilitated lead designer on more than 20 performances with special attention to cultivating period dress, draping, cutting and tailoring for operas that included La Boheme, Madam Butterfly, Aida and First Emperor.

Marcus Brothers Textiles New York, NY

Technical Design (2002- 2004)

Built detailed technical packs utilizing designer’s flat sketches and trim.  Used skills with lace and knit to construct garment samples and manage fit.  Advised vendors and merchandising teams on requirements for garment technical specifications.

Marie Claire New York, NY

Assistant Fashion Editor (2001)

Worked with booking, marketing and fashion teams on production of sizeable photo shoots (most over $25k).  Managed a minimum of four stories at a time with responsibilities for organizational components such as “the closet,” garments and accessories for cover shoots and editorial pieces.

TECHNICAL & COSTUME DESIGNER

Accomplished freelance technical designer with an MFA in costume design and more than 15 years of experience in theater, fashion, film and education industries. Clients range from the largest theater, film and fashion productions in the U.S. to celebrities and private patrons looking for custom wedding dresses and unique fashions. 

Expertise includes:

  • Technical design, costume design, styling, pattern development, spec, fitting, draping, textiles and garment construction 
  • Adept in business administration matters such as budgets, scheduling and operations
  • Esteemed for artisanship, managing people and situations under rigorous deadlines

Work History

Work History
1998 - Present

Technical & Costume Designer, Wardrobe Supervisor/Assistant, Tailor

THEATER

Hamlet (NY Shakespeare Festival); The Lion King (New Amsterdam Theater); Oklahoma (NJ Performing Arts Center); The Big Time (NY Musical Theater Festival); H. Art Chaos (Joyce Theater); Dracula (76th St. Theater); Night Vision (HERE Theater); Saturday Night Fever (Broadway Costumes); Passages, Rights (Merce-Cunningham Studio); Up Against the Wind (New York Theater Workshop); Hurricane (New York Stage & Film); GUM (Women’s Project & Productions); The Serpent (C. Moe Conservatory); Susannah (Shryock Auditorium); Mute Canary, E. Cabaret (Threshold Theater); Alladeen (MotiRoti UK tour); Bomb-itty of Errors (US/UK Tour); Julliard at Lincoln Center (various); Kean University (various); Brooklyn College Theater (various); Seaside Music Theater (various)

1999 - Present

Costume Designer, Wardrobe Supervisor/Assistant, Tailor

FEATURE FILM/ TELEVISION

Che; Broken English; Bernard and Doris; The Cookout; My Sexiest Mistake; Godsend; Life Outside of Pearl; Assassination of a High School President; Country Remedy; Perfect Disasters; Mountain Time; Law & Order SVU; StyleEyes; One Life to Live

1997 - Present

Instructor

EDUCATION

Wingspan Arts, Inc (Sports & Activities- gr.3-5); Manhattan Youth Program (PS 234- Comic Book Art); Sheltering Arms Children Service (Special Education ages 4-5); Southern Illinois University (Costume Construction)

Education

Education
1999

MFA

http://www.mcleod.siuc.edu/

Thesis project- Machinal at the McLeod Theater.  Creative design consultant for more than 30 productions and studio seminars.  Teaching Assistant- management of Costume Construction course and served as a student coach.

PORTFOLIO