Costume Designer & Technician

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Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'
Location: Providence Rhode Island, United States


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Summary

Highly creative and driven Costume Technician with experience in costume design, construction,
stitching, crafts, and wardrobe for theatrical performances. Recognized for producing high quality
costuming for Dancers and Acrobats. Qualified to design entire production looks for the stage
and provide wardrobe styling.

Education

⦁ FASHION DESIGN CERTIFICATE | Otis College of Art and Design (2022)
⦁ COSTUME DESIGN COURSEWORK | Fashion Institute of Technology (2021)
⦁ BS MARKETING | Roger Williams University (2008)

Experience

ASSISTANT COSTUME TECHNICIAN | TEN31 Productions, Pawtucket RI
03/2021 – Present
⦁ Assist Owner and Costume Shop Director in managing collection of over 200 costumes
and preparing for upcoming busy season
⦁ Pull, preset, and pack costumes and props for events in an orderly fashion
⦁ Prepare wardrobe paperwork for producers
⦁ Strike, inspect, clean, and document costume damages upon return
⦁ Perform construction, stitching, mending, repair, and alterations of returned costume pieces as needed
⦁ Improve durability of damaged costumes for future use using reinforcing and stabilizing techniques
⦁ Organize costumes and keep wardrobe spaces tidy within a 2,000 square foot
warehouse
⦁ Streamline inventory by cataloguing pieces into computer database
⦁ Repair and replace damaged head pieces, masks, hats, wigs, and accessories

COSTUME DESIGNER & TECHNICIAN | Siena Moon Productions, Pawtucket RI
2010 – Present
⦁ Successfully built entire production looks for hundreds of events including costumes,
makeup and wigs
⦁ Collaborated with directors and clients to establish vision and presented design sketches
⦁ Researched, designed and constructed theatrical costumes that married story with
directors or clients vision
⦁ Created and modified flat patterns and shopped for commerical patterns as needed
⦁ Performed fittings, stitching, construction, alterations, embellishing, pressing, and
cleaning of costumes
⦁ Established relationships with fabric vendors to benefit from cost effective wholesale
pricing
⦁ Shopped and sourced fabrics, trims, and notions for each project within allocated budget
⦁ Ordered supplies to restock shop inventory as needed
⦁ Performed final test run of garments to ensure stability and fit while performing
⦁ Streamlined wardrobe management by cataloguing inventory into a digital database
⦁ Performed repairs, alterations, and replacements to costumes as needed

Skills

  • Costume production
  • construction
  • patternmaking
  • draping
  • sewing
  • stitching
  • overlock stitching
  • cutting
  • crafts
  • prop making
  • hand embellishing
  • millinery
  • wig styling
  • makeup
  • wardrobe
  • pressing
  • steaming
  • ironing
  • inventory
  • styling
  • adobe creative suite
  • procreate

Specialties

    Budgets, Business Development, Collaboration, communication, Leadership, marketing, Mentorship, project management, sales, Self direction, Team Management

Groups & Associations

    Budgets, Business Development, Collaboration, Communication, Leadership, marketing, Mentorship, project management, sales, Self direction, Team management

Spoken Languages

    English

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