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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Summary
  • Detail-oriented Costume Designer driven to produce authentic designs for historical periods as well as highly creative looks for specialty projects.
  • Motivated Costume Designer trained on the job. Motivated to develop unique and detailed designs that bring stories to life.
  • Enthusiastic Costume Designer proficient at sewing and Frankenstein-patterning. Bringing 25 years' experience in the field working on over 125 stage productions.
  • Experienced Costume Designer adept at creating entire production looks. Technically proficient in sewing, fitting and modifying costumes.
  • Experienced Costume Designer adept at creating entire production looks. Technically proficient in sewing, fitting and modifying costumes. Excellent budget administrator and project manager.

Skills
  • 25 years of experience
  • Sewing
  • Tailoring
  • Fitting
  • Team Player
  • Works well with actors
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Adaptable
  • Alterations ability
  • Strong collaborative skills
  • Garment fittings
  • Sewing expertise
  • Thrives under pressure
  • Pattern creation
  • Strong creative vision
  • Strong creative design skills
  • Detail-oriented
Experience
Costume Designer, 05/2019 to 01/2020
Walt Disney Co. Ontario, CA,

Developed visually appealing character costumesthat married story with director vision.

  • Bought relevant pieces from brick-and-mortar and online stores, then added details to make them one of a kind costumes.
  • Measured actors for size and recorded measurements for use in alterations.
  • Constructed and styled garments by hand and by machines.
  • Directed styling and outfitting for theater cast of more than 40 actors and actresses.
  • Created entire looks, including costumes, jewelry, hats, hair accessories, outer wear etc.
  • Scheduled and held fittings for each actor. Fitting each each costume piece and marking it for alterations and fixes
  • Built reputation of credibility and responsiveness with actit’s.
  • Followed alterations report, repair tags and marks on garments.
  • Reviewed scripts and researched appropriate costumes and time period.
  • Sourced materials to authenticate designs and desired looks.
  • Altered existing outfits to fit specific body sizes and types.
  • Managed design process of new accessories to fit with the shows concept.
  • Stitched full outfits for use by main actors and ensemble.
Director of Costumes, 09/2017 to 05/2019
Walt Disney Co. Phoenix, AZ,
  • Collaborated with Chief Creative Officer to create unique Fantasy and Victorian characters for A fully immersive, interactive live story telling experience.
  • Worked closely with the Creature Shop to costume unique fantasy characters and blend their Designs with costumes to create a cohesive look.
  • Worked closely with writing team to help create looks that would help tell the story and create the right feel for characters.
  • Research time periods and genres to create unique fantasy and victorian costumes.
  • Source fabric, trims and supplies from online and brick and mortar stores.
  • Design and create one of a kind costumes by draping and drafting patterns onto paper and then cutting out of fabric.
  • Stitching together costumes by machine and by hand.
  • Fitting and altering costumes to fit individual actors and their specific body types.
Costume Designer, 05/1996 to 10/2018
Hale Center Theater Orem City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with Director on look and feel of the show. Determining time period, season and color scheme.
  • Created visually appealing character styles that married story with director vision.
  • Stitched full outfits for use by main actors and ensemble.
  • Oversaw styling and costuming for theater cast of more than 60 actors and actresses.
  • Altered existing costumes from stock to fit specific body sizes and types.
  • Sourced materials and supplies from online and brick and mortar stores.
  • Constructed and styled garments by hand and by machines.
  • Reviewed scripts and researched appropriate costumes.
  • Fitted each actor into costumes and tagged them for alterations.
  • Collaborated with each actor about their character.
  • Measured actors for size and recorded measurements for use in alterations and construction of costumes.
  • Built reputation of credibility and responsiveness with actors.
  • Buult a reputation as a creative and collaborative designer with directors
  • Managed projects according to timeline and deadlines.
  • Created Costume plots for actors and dressers to use as a guide of what to wear and when.
  • Attended rehearsals, dress rehearsals and tech rehearsals.
  • Adjusted and tailored costumes after 1st dress rehearsal to correct imperfections in look, fit and functionality.
  • Organized and maintained accessories and clothing in dressing room area, enabling dressers to find items easily.
  • Worked closely with Wardrobe Supervisor to create a care and maintenance routine for costumes.
  • Worked with dressers to perfect and alter costumes to aid in ease of quick changes.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1985
to
Orem High School - Orem, UT
GPA:
: Theatre Arts, Expected in
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UVU - Orem, UT
GPA:

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School Attended
  • Orem High School
  • UVU
Job Titles Held:
  • Costume Designer
  • Director of Costumes
  • Costume Designer
Degrees
  • High School Diploma

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