i. I work as a: Costume Designer!
ii. I do this creative work because:
The world increasingly feels dark and serious and I want to bring some beauty into it whenever I can. People celebrating their creative selves is like a joyful rebellion.
iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are:
A love of colour, a love of organization, attention to detail, and a desire to understand people.
iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are:
Finding a life to work balance! We lose track often of the world outside of our show! It’s important when you work with so many friends to remember they’re your friends outside of work as well.
v. Creative childhood hobbies:
Sewing, drawing, painting. So much drawing.
vi. Other creators who inspire you:
Locally I’m inspired always by the creators who are constantly reaching for and lifting up stories that matter to them.
vii. Training that has helped me in this career:
I’ve had the privilege to work in an assistant capacity for some amazing designers. Pam Johnson, Carmen Alatorre, and Mara Gottler have taught me so much about this profession. Getting to work in the Bard costume shop is also an amazing opportunity for learning and growing.
viii. A common trap that can hurt people in this career:
Not maintaining that life to work balance.
ix. Some proud career moments:
Graduating from Studio 58. Working on Kill Me Now (Touchstone Theatre) last year was incredibly important.
x. If you want to work in my field, I suggest that you:
Go and see as much theatre as possible!
xi. A professional goal I have for the future:
To work in cities across Canada and experience communities outside of Vancouver.
xii. If you want to see my work, go to:
Header Photo: Kill Me Now.Corinna Ackerson + Bob Frazer. Photo by David Cooper
Photo 2: Louisa Jojic. Bob Frazer. Photo by David Cooper
Photo 3: What If. Teo Saefkow
Sketches: Camera Obscura. By Hannah Case
Photo 4: I Lost My Husband. Agnes Tong + Curtis Tweedie. Photo by David Cooper
Photo 5: L-R: A Winter’s Tale. Isabel Rose and Piper Trounce. Costumes by Hannah Case. Puppet by Monica Emme. Photo by Natalie Lichtenwald.