"...I think the most important thing for me to keep in mind as a designer is to be authentic to the story at hand. My process is grounded in detailed exploration of the material through both text analysis and visual research.
Of all design elements, few are interacted with as intimately by actors as costumes,
and I find having an impact on something so intimate very empowering."
“Getting to learn more about Willa Kim and her love of just the art form itself and the importance of being able to, whether it’s quick or not, communicate your vision to a director and to a creative team through the brush strokes or
through watercolor, has been really inspiring,” says Gist. “It’s nice to be able to remind yourself
as a costume designer that while your job is to get it done, you are an artist as well.”