costume design

film production

ephemeral art



I wanted to be an anthropologist, but accidentally earned a BFA in theatre instead. I've worked in the entertainment industry since the 1970s, primarily as a costume designer for film and television. You can see my work on Nurse Jackie and Law & Order Criminal Intent, as well as on many other series, films, TV movies, music videos, and plays. I'm a member of IATSE locals 829 and 764, and a New York Women in Film and Television honoree for my work as part of the Nurse Jackie design team.

I have a strong background in garment patterning and construction, having built everything from Roman armor to eighteenth century ball gowns while working in regional theatre. Several years on Seventh Avenue as both a fit model and a samplemaker gave me an appreciation for beautifully designed off-the-rack garments. I think my best costume design work is invisible, when the audience sees the characters without noticing the costumes.

Recently, I've expanded my skill set to include producing award-winning independent short films, providing instruction for aspiring designers at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and working in the ephemeral medium of papercraft.


exploring, early 1960s