About

Summary of Qualifications

Over 8 years experience researching and developing women’s and men’s clothing for various feature films, television shows, and commercials; sourced fabrics, trims, and materials for custom made garments; shopped vintage clothing stores, department stores and costume houses for garments and patterns: outsource fabric dying, printing and embroidery of garments and managed alterations; prepared sketches, fabrics, color swatches, and trims for presentations.

EXPERIENCE

Costume Design

  • Lead designer for various projects in television, feature film, commercials and live shows.
  • Successfully developed wardrobe and costume budgets for production teams.
  • Managed wardrobe teams of 2 to 12.
  • Consistently met or came under budget while providing quality costumes.
  • Managed vendor relationships with retail stores, costume houses, P.R. companies and manufacturers, which have provided 10%- 75% discounts on productions.
  • Align costume design/wardrobe schedules with production team.
  • Experienced in reading and identifying appropriate costumes for characters, which tell and enhance the story or marketing message.
  • Collaborate with A-List celebrities in identifying appropriate fit, style and comfort of their wardrobe.
  • Provide sketches of proposed costumes to writing and production team that result in a successful execution of costumes for production.
  • Maintaining long-term relationships with production companies.

 

Cultivating Style

  • Write monthly fashion/style articles for Caypen Magazine www.http://www.caypen.com/magazine/vol10/index.html
  • Appeared in multiple fashion publications for professional and charitable work.
  • Provide wardrobe consultation for clients in Orange County and Los Angeles, CA, St. Louis, MO and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Assists clients in organization of their wardrobe and accessories to ensure quick and easy access to stylish ensembles.

Design and Manufacturing

  • Partnered with marketing manager of Miller/Coors to develop concepts of design for Promotional Models.
  • Successfully identified and negotiated with manufacturer to ensure competitive pricing and top quality for the client.
  • Identified viable sources for fabric and trim to ensure quality product.
  • Timely deliver product and services after initiation of project.

EDUCATION

Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA  1994

Master of Arts Clinical Psychology

California State University, Northridge   1991

Bachelor of Arts, Clinical Psychology

…affiliations…

Costume Designers Guild, Local 892 since 2007

Orange County Rescue Mission

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