I am a "freelance", or self employed costume designer and costume coordinator. I am based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and primarily work in theatre, but have also worked on films over the years. During the past 30 years I have worked as a fabric dyer and painter, a jeweler, a milliner, a stitcher, a buyer, a head of wardrobe and a costume designer. It has been my good fortune to have had such an extremely varied career in costuming over all of these years with so many useful work experiences to draw from and inform each other.
For the last 21 years I have been both the Head of wardrobe and the Costume designer for the Theatre and Drama Studies Program at the University of Toronto campus in Mississauga Ontario.
Please check out my Portfolio (tab above) for a selection of images from some of the shows that were mounted over those years and feature my costumes. Please have a look!
All photos by Jim Smagata unless otherwise credited.