How much does a Costume Designer make in the United States? The average Costume Designer salary in the United States is $39,048 as of July 27, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $35,981 and $42,592. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Costume Designer ?

A costume designer is a person who designs costumes for a film, stage production or television. The role of the costume designer is to create the characters' outfits/costumes and balance the scenes with texture and colour, etc. The costume designer works alongside the director, scenic, lighting designer, sound designer, and other creative personnel. The costume designer may also collaborate with hair stylist, wig master, or makeup artist. In European theatre, the role is different, as the theatre designer usually designs both costume and scenic elements. Designers typically seek to enhance a...

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Job Openings for Costume Designer
Radical Convergence - Reston , VA
Excellent understanding of human anatomy, particularly facial features, with supporting character and costume designs across multiple styles. * Mastery of standard art packages such as Maya ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
Luxus Build - Vienna , VA
We are seeking a skilled and experienced Senior Architectural Designer like you. Our appreciation ... Collaborative environment with happy hours, staff lunches, costume contests, summer and winter ...
ZipRecruiter - 55 days ago
Keeping Current Matters - Richmond , VA
Someone who prefers to work in pre-made templates instead of creating designs from scratch * Someone who easily tires from data analysis What You Love * Brainstorming new and innovative ideas to tell ... Standard Distribution - 54 days ago
Core Group Resources - Newport News , VA
Job Title Designer Location Washington D.C. We are in the market for Ship designers with the knowledge to develop detailed designs for ships. Qualifications: * Must have experience with distributive ...
ZipRecruiter - 86 days ago

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