I have worked in theatre, performance art, and education as a costume designer for the past 12 years. As an interdisciplinary academic, I bring in the language of art, art history, and theatre arts into my in depth research, and cues for visual literacy as a key tool in storytelling. My unique approach to design focuses on new technologies in rendering and management to further allow for the flexibility in shifting artistic environments. Above all else, costume design should have strong visual cues that bridge the text with contemporary audiences.
Process | Portfolio | Press
To ask for my availability for costume design contracts, please head over to my CONTACT PAGE to start the conversation.
As a wardrobe stylist for the entertainment industry, I am available for hire in film, television, music videos, photoshoots, commercials, content creators (YouTubers - let's collaborate!), and events. As a stylist, I work closely with producers and directors to generate a clear brand aesthetic that reflects the project goals.
Performance Art & Exhibitions | Film
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As a personal stylist and designer, I find it's so important to stay engaged in the art and fashion worlds. On this blog, you'll see posts on what's happening in my career, and what's inspiring me in the world with my intersectional, feminist, and graphic sensibilities for design. For more on my content creation mission, check out this blog post.
On my Instagram (@ChristinaDinkelDesign), I post looks that encourage bold fashion choices, and ignores fashion conventions. As a petite, curvy style blogger, I aim to promote looks that provide similar options for all body types (plus, petite, tall, straight size) when possible. Most of all, my content hopes to inspire alternative representations in fashion storytelling, by ditching fashion rules, traditional portraiture, and the patrarchy, for sure!
Blog | Instagram | Facebook
Twitter | Pinterest
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As a personal stylist for private clients, she focuses on body, gender, and sexual positivity, elevating their personal style rather than reinventing it. I believe strongly in body-positive, inclusive approaches to fashion, and encourages clients of all sizes, genders, ages, etc. to contact me with your unique style needs.
Occassion Wear:Need a look for a special occasion, event, or important interview? No idea what to wear? Let's talk about it! We'll customize a look that suits your goals for any occassion.
Business Attire:Started a new job in California? Baffled by the lack of formality in the office? Business attire on the West Coast has a unique set of guidelines, and I can help you navigate those for the perfect blend of casual meets professional.
Date Night:Need a seductive look for an upcoming date or anniversary, but have no idea where to start? I'll work with you to find body positive looks that will hopefully wow your partner, and boost self-confidence.
Swimwear, Lingerie, & Jeans:Hate swimsuit, jeans, and lingerie shopping with a fiery passion? Most of us would agree you! Finding the right fit for your body can be a daunting task if you are unfamiliar with complex sizing charts, material selection, and individual clothing brands fit scale. Let me handle these anxiety-inducing shopping tasks for you so that you can spend your time doing more important things... like wine weekends in Napa.
Costumes & Editorial:Burners, Drag enthusiasts, festival junkies, I think this one is for you! No idea what to wear to Burning Man, Coachella, or office theme party? With over 12 years experience in costume design, I've got you covered. Let's get artistic and customize some inventive looks that will blow away your friends and co-workers.
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As an educator, I have lectured on topics such as graphic design for the arts, professional practices in theatre arts, costume design, dress history, and more. I have also served as a costume designer in residence for many Bay Area educational institutions, where I supervise students on internship style appointments furthering their professional training.
My research interests are usually multi-disciplinary, including digital rendering techniques for theater, intersectional art making practices, digital art, fashion, feminist art & style, art & dress history, and specializes in costume design for new and experimental works. Her design work has a highly graphic quality, embracing technology as a resource for effective, visually engaging communication.
To inquire about University lecturing, design in residence for educational institutions, teaching artist, or public speaking engagements, please head over to my CONTACT PAGE to start the conversation.