About the Designer
Lisa is currently the Costume Designer for the rebooted series Crank Yankers on Comedy Central, featuring puppets as the characters. She has also recently worked on Dancing With the Stars, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Dead to Me, and Future Man.
Lisa began her career in theater in the early 1990s as a costume Draper. 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 moving to Los Angeles, 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.
Along the way, she became a member of the Motion Picture Costumers, Local 705. Some of the television shows she has worked on include K.C. Undercover, Henry Danger, Arrested Development, Switched at Birth, and The Muppets.
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.
With so many new content platforms, Lisa is looking forward to designing plenty of costumes in the years to come.
You can keep up with Lisa on Instagram @ladkaos
Click here to tune in to Lisa's episode of the 1K Podcast . In just 1,000 seconds, you will learn all about the fun, weird, and challenging world of costuming for film and television!