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Summary

Experienced Costume Designer looking to transition to Set Dresser / Prop Master. Interested in assisting the Art Department and working as a Buyer. Master's Degree in History of Design - focus on Design for Film.

Credits

6/15 – 7/15

Production Assistant (Costume Department - American Horror Story) – Fox Television Studios

Details
6/15 – 7/15

Production Assistant for the Costume Department of Season 6 of American Horror Story. Organized stock, created mood boards, researched period costume, liaised with rental houses and studio services departments, managed interns, organized returns, liased with production offices, assisted costume designer, on-set dressers, shoppers, costume fabricators, etc.

5/15 – 5/15

Assistant Costumer/Set Costumer Invasion

Film (Short) — Rocket Entertainment Details
5/15 – 5/15

Assisted the Costume Designer for Invasion. Helped distress clothing for apocalyptic/alien invasion film. Dressed lead actors, shopped, organized and completed returns, worked on set to maintain continuity throughout shooting, liaised between departments, provided superior support to Costume Designer throughout the shoot.

6/14 – 3/15

Prop Buyer / Museum Preparator -The Academy Museum – Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Details
6/14 – 3/15

Prop Buyer / Museum Preparator to Historic Costumes for the "Hollywood Costume" Exhibition. Sourced and purchased essential replica costumes and props for a major costume exhibition for the new Academy Museum. Here is a trailer of the most celebrated costumes featured in the show: https://vimeo.com/103725309

9/13 – 9/13

Executive Producer Cicada Club Vintage Burlesque Fashion Show

Live Event — ReVamp Vintage, What Katie Did & Miss L-Fire Fashion Show at the Cicada Club Details
9/13 – 9/13

Coordinated all elements of Live Vintage Burlesque Fashion Show - including booking talent, photographers, vintage fashion companies, scheduling and venue. Photographs from the show: https://www.flickr.com/photos/photoswithclass/sets/72157636235097084/. Internet video segment (not associated with official fashion show): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC7VTOoIiaY

8/13 – 8/13

Wardrobe Designer (With Producer Credit) Style Haul Commercial "Fall Fashion"

StyleHaul — Internet — Taken Films Details
8/13 – 8/13

Produced Style Haul Commercial demonstrating the change in Fall Fashions from the mid-1980s to present day between a mother and a daughter. Segment called "Girl in the Mirror" - click link to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyRnFH-girA

7/12 – 8/13

Social Media Manager (U.S. Retail Operations) – What Katie Did

Commercial/Ad — What Katie Did - World Leader in Vintage Inspired Lingerie Details
7/12 – 8/13

Assistant Manager of U.S. Retail Operations, Publicity, Studio Services & Social Media.

11/11 – 12/12

Executive Producer (Owner) Dolled Up Pinups & Rockabilly Kings

Dolled Up Pinups — Internet — Owner Details
11/11 – 12/12

Owner, Buyer, Designer, Merchandiser & Personal Stylist for my own vintage clothing and accessories pop-up shop. Worked one-on-one with clients as a vintage transformation make-over coach.

5/12 – 6/12

Wardrobe Assist Mary and Martha

HBO Films — Film (Theatrical) — HBO Films Details
5/12 – 6/12

Assisted the Wardrobe and Costume Department with shopping, returns, organization of the stockroom, purchasing supplies, pulling from rental houses, fittings, alterations, scheduling, travel arrangements, on-location shoots, dressing leads and extras, Anticipated the needs of my supervisors and completed all tasks with efficiency and precision.

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Education

Class of '09

Royal College of Art - London

History of Design - Design for Film
Class of '07

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Visual Arts - Art History, Design and Theory
Class of '05

New York University (NYU)

Study Abroad: Urban Design in London
Class of '05

Sotheby's Institute of Art - London

Study Abroad: 17th and 18th British & European Design

My Gear

  • Car
  • Distressing Kit
  • Power Tools
  • Script Breakdown Software
  • SUV

Skills

  • Commericals
  • Continuity Monitoring
  • Distressing Experience
  • Filling out Purchase Orders
  • Filling Out Reimbursement and Mileage Reports
  • Film
  • Handling Petty Cash
  • Highly Creative
  • Highly Efficient
  • Highly Professional
  • Hiring Staff
  • Impeccable Visual Standards
  • Keen Eye for Detail and Design
  • Knowledge of Design History
  • Knowledge of Interior Design
  • Knowledge of Rental Houses
  • Multi-tasking
  • Online Research
  • Organization of Stockroom
  • Payroll
  • Prop Making
  • Reconciling Accounts
  • Repairs/Mending
  • Scheduling
  • Script/Character Breakdown
  • Scripted
  • Self-Starter
  • Shopping/Returns
  • Sign Making
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Sketching
  • Skilled at in-depth research and problem solving
  • Style Networks
  • Television
  • Training Interns
  • Visual Archiving
  • Working with Low Budgets
  • Working with Studio Services Departments
  • Working within Budget