My name is Kristina Benshoff, I aspire to attain a position as a costume assistant, fashion stylist, wardrobe assistant and costumer as to pursue a career in the creative design field. I have been trained and gained extensive knowledge in the areas of garment construction, pattern making, draping, sewing research, and illustration.
I have a degree in Fashion Design and Fine Arts. I most recently finished working in the wardrobe department for Cirque Du Soleil's Kooza production. I assisted the head of costume with the daily preparation and repairs of the artist and performers costumes. This was my first experience working in a large scale theater production. Working for Cirque has sparked my passion for costumes and wardrobe. I am exploring costume and wardrobe as new career. I am willing to start at an entry level position so I may gain more knowledge and experience in this area.
Areas of expertise include:
~Highly organized and able to manage a team
~Good communication skills
~Able to work under pressure to strict deadlines
~Garment production skills and knowledge of textiles
~Knowledge of costume history and modern fashion
~Skilled in research and have a wide-ranging cultural knowledge base
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Unique traits: I'm a hard worker, a quick learner, and I'm great with sewing , pattern development, draping, construction, fitting, research, concept development and garment construction. I also have a strong set of people skills — I get along with everybody — that would make me a valuable addition to your team.