COSTUME DESIGNER / STYLIST
Jamie studied Costume Design at Emerson College, after working on a production of The Children’s Hour resolved her indecision between studying Fine Art or Fashion. While earning her B.F.A. she worked in Emerson’s costume shop, filling the roles of dye-master, milliner, corset maker and cutter/fitter. She honed her period designing skills as the designer on productions of Holiday and Infinity’s House at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.
After graduation she designed the spring season for the Stoneham Theatre, a regional theatre in Massachusetts. Jamie moved into working in high-end textiles/custom interiors at the legendary Zimman’s in Lynn and then worked as a design assistant in private label fashion. She started a small clothing line, focused on hand-printed fabrics and vintage cuts, designed and produced in her studios in the old textile mills of New Bedford and Providence, RI and sold locally.
After relocating to Los Angeles, Jamie re-established herself in costuming, working on commercials, music videos, short films and editorials, as well as becoming a member of the Costume Designers Guild Local 892 and Motion Picture Costumers Local 705. She is also the founder and co-owner of the small but fierce independent costume house, Cargo Cult, in DTLA. Her career as a stylist and costume designer has taken her from period costume design to styling for the future, LED-lit robots to Jazz Age chorus lines, families at the dinner table to dogs in outer space. She is ready to time-travel to wherever you need her to go!
Jamie loves to travel the world, rescue all the cats, pop wheelies, read for hours and (most importantly) aims to try all the good food on Earth.