About Candyce McClernan

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  • I earned my MFA in Costume Technology from UNC Chapel Hill  May 2014
  • I have a BS in Biology
  • I specialize in costume crafts such as millinery, armor, masks, mascots, fabric design.

Resume Candyce McClernan

  • Professional Summary

    Energetic Costume Technologist skilled at focusing on finding solutions and meeting deadlines; who consistently
    develops innovative artistic techniques and is committed to producing quality costumes for theater and films.


    ·  Millinery

    ·  Textile design

    ·  Masks

    ·  Dyeing and distressing

    ·  Silicone molding and casting

    ·  Screen printing 

    ·  Armor

    ·  Leather work

    ·  Draping

    ·  Flat Patterning

    ·  Tailoring

    ·  Excellent time management

  • Work History

    Wardrobe PA/ Intern, 05/2011 to 06/2011

    Uptone Pictures – Wake Forest, NC

    ·  Maintaining Wardrobe on and off set during filming.

    ·  Assisting with continuity

    ·  Shopping/Returns

    Stitcher, First Hand, Crafts Artisan, Draper, Wardrobe, Assistant to the Designer 08/2009 to Current
    PlayMakers Repertory Company – Chapel Hill, NC

    ·  Draping

    ·  Millinery

    ·  Surface/Fabric Design

    ·  Garment Alterations

    Over hire, 10/2007 to 07/2015
    Carolina Ballet – Raleigh, NC

    ·  Millinery Construction, crowns, tiaras, fascinators

    ·  Surface design, painting, dance wear

    ·  Wardrobe, Dresser

    ·  Mask work.

    Costume Technologist, 09/2007 to Current
    Self Employed – Durham, NC

    ·  Puppet construction, North Carolina Theater, Cinderella, 2010

    ·  Millinery/Mask construction, Carolina Ballet, Pinocchio, 2010

    ·  Milliner construction, Philadelphia Theater Company, Lights in the Piazza, 2010 

    ·  Milliners assistant, La Bricoleuse retail hat collection, 2013

    ·  Milliners assistant, La Bricoleuse, Carolina Ballet, Rubies, 2013

    · Crafts Artisan, Carolina Ballet, Nutcracker, 2014   
  • Set Seamstress "Union Bound" Uptone Pictures 2014 Durham, NC

  • Freelance costumer Carolina Ballet 2015

  •   Draper, Carolina Ballet, Composers, 2015
  • Education

  • Master of Fine Arts: Costume Technology, 2014
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil
  • Bachelor of Science: Biology, 1983
    Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
    • Publications/Awards

      ·  2014 Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award, UNC Chapel Hill

      This competition recognizes outstanding graduate student research of particular benefit to North Carolina.

      ·  Silicone Effects for Ariel and Caliban for use in a Chlorinated Pool- Poster presentation for United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT), Fort Worth TX, 2014

      ·  Two Methods of surface design For  A production of Cabaret –Poster presentation for United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT),Southeast conference, 2013

      ·  Felt Pinocchio Heads re-engineered using Fosshape for Carolina Ballet – Poster presentation, USITT conference, 2011

      ·  A Study of Seven Materials to Create Masks Based on a Single Clay Matrix, Poster presentation, UNC Research
      Day, 2012

      ·  Hat photo in Featured Milliner Rachel Pollock - Hat Talk Magazine. UK trade publication, 2009

  • References available by request