Kellie Grengs – Designer

Costume Design, Makeup Design, Hair/Wigs/Postiche, Crafts, Patterning, Construction, Props

Kellie Grengs – Designer

Kellie Grengs

Designer / Educator, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas


Kellie Grengs is the Costume Designer and Senior Lecturer at Trinity University for the Department of Human Communication and Theatre.

She previously designed costumes and supervised the Loyola University - New Orleans costume shop for over twenty years. She oversaw design and construction for the Department productions, taught Intro and Advanced Make Up for Stage and TV, Costume Pattern & Construction, Costume Design, Prop Design, Public Speaking, Senior Capstone, academic adviser, and served on various College committees.

She was a freelance designer for Entertaining Celebrations in New Orleans. Photo shoots, creating show stopping tablescapes, booking lectures and managing the business are just a few of the various activities. Other freelance work includes producing a collection of photo cards on Faire.com with her label Kellie Lynne Designs.

Kellie is presently a Board Member of New Works SA and member of Trinicats. She is a former Board Member of the Freret Improvement District and Zeus' Rescues in New Orleans, LA.


Experience

Senior Lecturer and Designer at Trinity University
August 2021 – Present San Antonio, TX
Costume Director – Designer, Extraordinary Faculty at Loyola University
January 1997 – May 2019 New Orleans, LA
Assistant Professor at UW River Falls
1996 – 1996 River Falls, WI
Lecturer at Tulane University
1995 – 1995 New Orleans, LA

Education

MFA Costume Design at Tulane University
1993 – 1996 New Orleans, LA
BS Apparel Design & Manufacturing at UW Stout
1989 – 1991 Menomonie, WI
BA Theatre Arts at University of Wisconsin River Falls
1987 – 1989 River Falls, WI

Awards

2019
Best University Production, Big Easy Arts & Entertainment Foundation
2018
Best University Production, Big Easy Arts and Entertainment Foundation
2017
Best University Production, Big Easy Arts and Entertainment Awards
2011
Best University Production, Big Easy Arts & Entertainment Awards
2007
Best Costume Design, Ambie Awards from Ambush Magazine
2003
Excellence in Costume Design, Kennedy Center American College Theatre
1995
Excellence in Costume Design, Kennedy Center American College Theatre
1994
Best Costume Design, Big Easy Arts & Entertainment Award

Specialties

  • Grant Writing
  • Fundraising
  • Networking
  • Cross-Collaboration

Skills

  • Costume Design
  • Construction
  • Patterning
  • Draping
  • Cutting
  • Tailoring
  • Makeup Design
  • Wigs
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Postiche
  • Crafts
  • Millinery
  • Textiles
  • Merchandising
  • Photoshop