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Chantel Booker

Costume & Fashion Designer


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Michigan State University (MSU): BFA Apparel & Textile Design; Minor: Theatre                         Degree Expected: May 2020


Theatre Experience

Costume Designer                  Bonnets                    Ann Folino White, Dir.                        Studio 60, MSU                        2020

Asst. Hair & Makeup Des.       Orpheus                   Martha Ruskai, Designer                   MSU Orchestra                         2019

Hair & Makeup Designer         Frankenstein            Ryan Patrick Welsh, Dir.                    Pasant Theatre, MSU               2019  

Costume Shop Technician      2019/20 Season       Angie Wendelberger, Shop Sup.       MSU Costume Shop                 2019

Costume Designer                  Dames at Sea          Angie Wendelberger, Dir.                   Summer Circle Theatre            2019

Costume Shop Technician      2019 Season            Angie Wendelberger, Shop Sup.       Summer Circle Theatre             2019


Apparel & Textile Design Experience

MSU Apparel and Textile Design: September 2018 – May 2019

Undergraduate Research and Design Intern, Dr. Theresa Winge – assisted with personal design work, researched dress and culture, prepared undergraduate research report

MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design: October 2017 – September 2018

Apparel and Textile Design Studio Supervisor – Supervised sewing studios, maintained supply organization, maintained sewing machines and sergers, collaborated with instructors to teach serger workshops to 4 – 7 students

Apparel & Textile Design Gallery Juried Exhibition 2016 & 2018

  • Best in Show Award: December 2016 (Plagued by Society)

  • Best 3D/Apparel Design: December 2018 (STRENGTH)

MSU Branding Competition Winner 2018

Garment selected as winning design for an all-expenses paid trip to New York Fashion Week (Fall 2018)

MSU Apparel and Textile Design Fashion Show: March 2019

Lead Director – Organized student design materials, coordinated and secured venue, advised student designers, collaborated with other directors, designed runway layout, and created schedules

MSU Fashion Design Student Association: February 2017 – September 2019

Executive Board President – Facilitated board meetings and collaborated with board members to coordinate events

Other Experience

MSU College of Arts & Letters – Culture of Care Committee: January 2019 – Current

Undergraduate Student Representative

  • Voice my opinions and ideas to foster a caring environment within the College, prepare a report for the Dean

MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design – Student Tour Guide: March 2019 – Current

Apparel and Textile Design Tour Guide

  • Give 30-45-minute tours of facilities and classrooms to prospective students and their families

MSU College of Arts & Letters – College Advisory Committee: September 2018 – May 2019

Undergraduate Student Representative

  • Served as a voice to over 2,000 undergraduate students for matters that impacted student life and coursework

MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design: Artist In-Residence Search Committee: January 2018 – April 2018

Undergraduate Student Representative

  • Reviewed applications, part of the interviewing team, met with team to decide on top 3 interviewees



Costume Rendering               Draping                   Flat Pattern Drafting                       Costume Construction

Fashion Rendering                Stage Makeup         Basic Adobe: Ai, Ps, Id                   Textile Printing

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