Resume’

———————————————————–• CREDENTIALS •——————————————————————

MFA (Master of Fine Arts) Costume and Scene Design: Carnegie Mellon University – 1995

BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Costume Design: Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts – 1989

USA Local 829  Costume Designer - CD #963 by portfolio review – 1995

——————————————• CURRENT EXPERIENCE • ————————————————-

• WEPdesigns – Las Vegas, NV; 1996 – present. Designs and fabrication of costumes and theatrical apparel for film, theatrical productions as well as individuals clients.

• GIST SpecialtiesLas Vegas, NV 2014 – present. Leads fabrication of specialty costumes/soft props as well as Charge Scenic Artist

• Forte Specialty Contractor – Las Vegas, NV – present. Charge Scenic Artist

• Imagination Costume – Draper, pattern maker, stitcher, occasional designer – Las Vegas, NV: 2011 – 2014

———————————————• COSTUME DESIGN & FABRICATION •—————————————————

• FILM

‘Red Sands’ (Feature proof of concept short)                                                           Costume Designer                   Dir. Loppo Martinez

(Post Apocalyptic setting, I constructed specialty costumes and aged and distressed all pieces as needed)

‘The Trust’ (Feature) Created custom masks for Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood      (Costume Designer was  Mona May)

‘Wonderland’ (Short Drama starring Joan Chen)                                                  Costume Designer                   Dir. Tiffanie Hsu

(2nd place in HBO APA Visionaries Short Film competition in January 2017)

‘The Track’ (Feature Drama starring Missy Yager and Sam Trummell)                Costume Designer                Dir. Brett Levner

• THEATRICAL

‘Violet’, ‘Legally Blonde’, “A” My Name is Alice’, ‘Mother Courage’, ‘Baby With the Bathwater’, ‘Steambath’,

‘Little Mary Sunshine’, ‘The Rose Tattoo’, ‘Blood Wedding’, ‘Rosencrantz and Guildentern are Dead’,

‘Deathtrap’, ‘The Pajama Game’, ‘The Normal Heart’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘The Curse of the Starving Class’,

‘Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down’, ‘Love and Work and Other Four Letter Words’ (world premier),

‘Eastern Standard’, ‘Talking With….’, ‘The Nerd’, ‘Aesop’s Fables’

• WEPdesigns has created and fabricated for various theatrical productions, the Venetian Hotel and Casino, Jeremy Spencer of 5 Finger Death Punch, Gallagher, to name a few.

• Imagination Costume projects that I have worked on include costume fabrication for various Las Vegas properties, theatrical productions, cruise line entertainment, private clients.

———————————–• CUSTOM COSTUMES AND THEATRICAL APPAREL •—————————————–

I also enjoy designing for individuals to create ‘one-of-a-kind’ pieces and outfits. These range from performers, competitive dancers, as well as individuals who want something unique to wear to an event,  a special occasion, or just for fun!

Please see my RATES tab for more information on the process and ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

——————————————————–• CHARITY WORK •——————————————————————-

Charity is important to me. One of my favorite charities, that I donate time and talent to, is Circus Couture (a Nevada non-profit organization created in 2010 by Erica Linz, whose focus is raising money for pediatric cancer care and research. Funds are raised through an annual circus, fashion and art event then granted to The Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada. They are the only clinic in the state that treats kids with cancer regardless of their family’s ability to pay for services.)

My original designs that I built for them, have been included in the Haute Couture runway for the 2011, 2012 events. I am honored to have been the 2013 Signature Fashion designer showing an 8 piece collection ranging from ‘ready to wear’ through over-the-top theatrical costumes. Many of those designs are pictured on this site.