CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

Custom Made Member Local 705     /      2016-ONGOING

CUTTER/FITTER   LA

-Work with designers and supervisors to pattern and construct custom-made costumes and/or perform fittings and alterations for film, television, and commercials 

-Clients include NBCUniversal, ABC, Disney, Comedy Central, Netflix, and Ford 

Freelance (non-union)      /      2009-ONGOING

DESIGNER, COSTUMER, PATTERNMAKER, STITCHER   LA, NYC

-Design, pattern, shop fabric, and construct commissioned costumes and garments ranging from historically accurate to sci-fi/fantasy to bridal               

 

PAST EXPERIENCE

I Only Have Eyes for You      /      2016

COSTUMER/STITCHER/LEAD DRESSER  New Musical with Costumes Designed by Debra McGuire   LA

-Prepped the 200+ costume show including shopping, pulls, fittings, and alterations

-Worked with Fox and other major rental houses

-Worked as a lead dresser for entire show run

AMDA College and Conservatory of Performing Arts      /      2014-2016

COSTUME DESIGNER, STITCHER   LA

-Design, pull, and shop for costumes and accessories for multiple, concurrent, fully staged shows

-Supervisor of student crews, help organize and maintain large costume inventory

-Proficient in all operations, processes, and tools in a professional costume shop

Sew L.A.      /      2015

SEWING INSTRUCTOR  Fabric Store and Independent Sewing Classroom   LA

-Taught beginner and intermediate sewing classes to adults and children

 

Makers Mess       /      2015

INSTRUCTOR   Art and workshop classroom   LA

-Write and teach sewing and craft classes for adults and children

                   

Otis College of Art and Design      /      2015

VISITING ARTIST   LA

-Invited to design and teach a special workshop on sewing for fine artists in the Sculpture and New Media department

 

CHIC with Nile Rodgers      /      2012-2014

COSTUMER, STITCHER    NYC

-Designed, shopped fabric, and constructed stage costumes for worldwide performances

 

Entertainment Events      /      2011-2013

FREELANCE COSTUMES    Broadway/Off-Broadway Production Company   NYC

-Constructed and shopped for commissioned costumes and props

INTERN

-Tailored, repaired, and shopped for costumes, made props and assembled prop kits

FILM CREDITS

Hairspray Live! NBCUniversal    /      2016

CUTTER/FITTER   LA

-Worked directly with designer Mary Vogt to create custom made garments for principle actors

-Patterned and built from scratch a significant number of principle costumes

-Performed fittings and alterations

-Worked as a set costumer before and during the shoot

-Wrapped the tailor shop after the show, organizing and returning fabric, costumes, assets, and rental equipment

THINK The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich      /      2016

COSTUME DESIGNER    Feature length docudrama by award-winning director Scott Cervine   LA

-Designed, sourced, and custom made historically accurate costumes for all actors from a variety of time periods

-Consulted on Historical accuracy for all departments

-Worked with major rental houses

-Managed department budget, costume crew, and all fittings

-Came in below costume department budget

The Tuba Thieves      /      2014-ONGOING

COSTUME DESIGNER    Independent art feature by Alison O’Daniel   NYC, LA

-Designed and sourced period costumes for actors and over 150 extras

-Managed budget, costume crew, HMU crew, large costume stock, and all fittings

-Researched extensively and created and maintained the production Tumblr

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

-Drove rental vans and trucks for set and material shopping

-Designed and built period set in MOMA PS1

-Prop master including fabrication of period reproduction props

 

The Directors Bureau      /      2014

ART DEPARTMENT PRODUCTION ASSISTANT   Coppola commercial production   LA

-Managed large petty cash budget, shopped for props, worked with all major local prop houses, kept detailed records of receipts, hours, and travel

 

Maximum Coppage      /      2014

COSTUME DESIGNER   1980s buddy cop drama parody teaser by Ben Rood   LA

-Designed, shopped, and built custom period costumes

-Managed budget, costume stock, HMU crew, and all fittings

 

Present Company Excluded      /      2013

COSTUME DESIGNER   Independent feature comedy by Jenny Hatchadorian   LA

-Designed, shopped, and coordinated all costumes

-Managed budget, Costume stock, HMU crew, and all fittings

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

-Shopped for props, managed prop stock, scouted and dressed sets, maintained continuity

 

The Lives of Hamilton Fish      /      2012

COSTUME DESIGNER   Independent fantasy rock opera feature by Rachel Mason   NYC

-Designed and constructed elaborate fantasy costumes for adults, children, and dancers

-Managed costume budget and fittings, shopped and consulted on period costume

EDUCATION

Cleveland Institute of Art      /      2004-2008

-Earned 5 year Bachelor of Fine Arts in 4 years

-Major in Drawing, minor in Fiber, Visual Culture emphasis

 

American University of Paris      /      2006-2007

-Bilingual art history/liberal arts study abroad

 

University of Akron      /      2002-2004

-Post-secondary enrollment full time ages 16-18

 

Pasadena City College      /      2016

-Advanced patternmaking certificate

 

 

MATERIAL MASTERY

 

Industrial and home sewing   machines

Industrial and home sergers

Blind hemmer

Hand sewing

Gravity feed irons

Pattern reading

Pattern making

Fabric selection

Basic machine servicing

Fitting

Tailoring

Corsetry

Wigs

Felting

Embroidery

Dying, synthetic and natural

Shibori

Basic weaving

Crocheting

Flocking

Textile design

Textile printing

Silk Screening

Traditional drawing and  painting

Graphite

Charcoal

Pastel

Watercolor

Gouache

Acrylic

Oil

Tempera

Pen in Ink

Wood shop tools

Power drills

Power saws

Power sanders

Dremel

 

 

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

 

Mac OSX

Windows

Mobile devices: Apple  and Android

Gmail and Outlook

Microsoft Office

Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Acrobat

Basic HTML/CSS

Google Docs

Cloud Storage

Dropbox

Facebook

Twitter

Tumblr

Instagram

Pinterest

Wordpress

Squarespace

Wix

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

English (native)

French (fluent)