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About the Designer

Lisa began her career in theater in the early 1990s. She made costumes for notable companies including the Santa Fe (N.M.) Opera, Glimmerglass Opera (Cooperstown, N.Y.), Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Boulder), PlayMakers Repertory Company (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and the Weston  (Vt.) Playhouse. 

 

After graduate school, Lisa moved to Los Angeles and transitioned from the world of theatrical costuming to a career in film and television.

 

She began designing costumes for small-budget features, often patterning and sewing many of the costumes herself to stay on budget. Most notably, she designed Heaven's Fall, a 1930s period piece, which got her into the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, in 2005.

 

Her pivotal moment was getting hired to make puppet clothes on Crank Yankers. Not only did it open up a new world of work experiences, but it also got her into the Motion Picture Costumers, Local 705. Some of the television shows she has worked on since then include Arrested Development, Switched at Birth, and The Muppets.

 

Lisa continues to divide her time and talents between design and costume production. 

 

Lisa has a master of fine arts degree in Costume Production from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She also has taught costuming at Louisiana State University and the University of Florida.