costume designer resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Executive Profile
Gifted Wardrobe Stylist / Personal-Shopper, driven to manage costs and establish strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with clothing vendors, clothing stores and service providers. Offering outstanding shopping expertise, bringing countless long-standing relationships in the fashion, entertainment, wardrobe, PR communities. Comprehensive background of over 10 years, wardrobing for film and television. Presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. High-energy, results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude. Expert in Lingerie, Swim and Sexy looks. Past Experience working with Adult Film in the wardrobe department
Core Accomplishments
  • Created design processes for multiple global brands.
  • Played a key role in creating several highly rated Television shows.
  • Assistant Costume Designer for Sony Pictures Show, ranked #1 most watched Talk show show on CBS Network.
  • Costume Designer for Oxygen Network Show
  • Costume Designer for WeTV Network Show 
  • Costume Designed for top rated independent T.V. shows and films on time and under budget.
Skill Highlights
  • Excellent Bargain Shopper 
  • TV and Film background
  • Vendor relations
  • Superior communication skills
  • Strong creative design skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Familiar with Silhouette
  • Retail sector expert
  • Garment fittings
  • Excellent Style, Taste & Styling
  • Trend and emerging brand awareness
  • Conceptual design expert
  • Strong market knowledge
  • Apparel styling techniques
  • Professional production experience
  • Strong market knowledge
  • Extensive fabric knowledge
  • Highly Experienced Wardrobe Stylist
Professional Experience
05/2013 to 02/2016
Costume Designer Walt Disney Co. Fayetteville, NC,
Shopped, organized and maintained accessories and clothing in the shooting area. Tracked current and emerging fashion and consumer trends. Recommended fresh styling ideas to the productions. Directed all styling and outfitting for each character in a cast of more than 50 actors and actresses. Displayed and presented clothing and merchandise for fittings, production run throughs, and shoot days. Shopped the market with merchants to promote partnerships and product placement deals. Followed alterations reports, repair tags and marks on garments. Shopped all stores regularly to identify opportunities, sales, labels and trends. Built a reputation of credibility and responsiveness with vendors, stores, and boutiques. Measured cast members for size and recorded measurements for use in alterations and shopping purposes.. Developed business strategies outlining strengths, weaknesses, new opportunities and risks. Remained relevant and trend-savvy by staying current with fashion trends and being the BEST Shopper in town! 
07/2011 to 03/2013
Costume Designer Walt Disney Co. Miami, FL,
Costume Designed and engineered on set costumes. Created prototypes to assist in the development of characters. Sourced fabrics, trims, clothing, shoes, and accessories. Updated and maintained project file information throughout all steps of development, from start of production to completion. Collaborated closely with various production crew members to produce and finish filming. Managed the styling process of new accessories to fit with the clothing line. Altered clothing to fit individual customers and repaired defective garments.
06/2006 to 02/2013
Fashion Stylist - Fashion Editor Show Magazine, Black Lingerie Magazine, Maxim, FHM, Black Mens Magazine, Import Tuner Magazine City, STATE,
Fashion Styling Sexy looks for Editorial Shoots for magazine spreads. I created very amazing looks all under budget. Please Refer to Visual Portfolio attached as well as 
Expected in 2003 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Merchandise / Marketing
Fashion Institute Of Design And Merchandising - Los Angeles, CA

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School Attended

  • Fashion Institute Of Design And Merchandising

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  • Costume Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Fashion Stylist - Fashion Editor


  • Bachelor of Arts

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