Emily Pierdinock-Hagen

Last updated on 09/15/10

I recieved my BFA in Fashion Design from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. I studied fashion design in order to build a strong construction and design background. Designing for film and theater has always been my career ambition. While in school I studied with drapers, milliners, wor… Read more


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copper dress

Credits and Employment History

Stitcher: San Jose Ballet San Jose, CA
Norma Jean Mcgee; Draper
The Nutckracker

Stitcher/Dresser Apprentice: Santa Fe Opera Santa Fe, NM
Jerome Schram; Tailor Bineke Kiernan Draper

Magic Flute Tobias Hoheisel; Designer
Tales of Hoffman Constance Hoffman; Designer
Albert Herring Kevin Knight; Designer
Madame Butterfly Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Designer
Life is a Dream Jessica Jahn; Designer

Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Scenes Santa Fe, NM
Costume Designer Pagliacci, Nedda!Silvio! Kevin Newbury; Director
Assistant Costume Designer Land of Smiles McIntyrel Director

Costume Design Intern: Opera New Jersey Princeton, NJ
Involved with all aspects including design, building, buying, maintenance,
and running of three full length shows.

Costume Designer, Minotaur: A Daria Martin Film Marin, CA
Responsible for all aspects of costumes for an independent dance film
premiered at the New Museum in NYC.

Costume Design Assistant: Linda Riccardi San Francisco, CA
Assisted with construction and design of costumes for The School of the Arts in
San Francisco, and built props for the Broadway musical Spamelot.

Drappers Apprentice: Rachele Cummings Fine dress making Mancelona, MI
Costume re-creation and design for New York Opera House and Houston Grand Opera, custom wedding gowns, tailoring, and alterations.

Stand In and Utility Help: The Purple Rose Film Company Harbor Springs, MI
Assisted wardrobe mending, transporting, and cleaning costumes, and special effects with face molds. Stand-in for lead actress.

Industry Awards

Nov 2009-April 2010 Supreme Craftsmanship Exhibition:

World of Wearable Art and Classic Car Museum, Nelson New Zealand

Sept. 2009 World of Wearable Art International Design Finalist

Sept. 2008 World of Wearable Art International Design Finalist

March 2008 California College of the Arts Rising Star Award

Dec. 2007 Fashion Group of Sand Francisco: Fashion Design Scholarship recipient


May 2010 California College of the Arts: BFA, Fashion Design

Technical Equipment

Proficient with use of industrial sewing machines including, single needle, cover lock, serger, baby lock, rolled hem.

Proficient with laser cutting, sand blasting, and basic wood working tools.

Proficient in Adobe suite and Microsoft office.

Other Skills/Additional Information

Leather Wet molding

Basic metal arts skills with nonferrous metals

Strong in Garment construction, draping, and flat patterning

Strong sense of current trends, trend forecasting, and styling

Plan, organized, and developed over 60 professional and education event programing

Great at multitasking and organizational skills.