...Fantastic times at work...

A Wonderful Life Making Beautiful Things...

I'm known for costumes and general wizardry. By training and 30+ years' practice, I am a fast fabricator, tailor, stitcher, cutter-draper, alterations expert and costume technician. As a producer in preproduction and on-set, I manage projects, crews, logistics and budgets. Behind the scenes, I work as a script consultant, content editor and alpha-reader for other writers. I'm a person who reads constantly and my interests converge all over the place.

Work rewards me with awesome zen states plus terrific clients, colleagues, students and friends. Life and work are definitely better when I get to help other creatives raise the bar for exciting content and design.

PRESENTATIONS for YOUR Business or Academic Group

MASCOTS DEMYSTIFIED: Sweet Successes and Funny Failures Throughout History. A visual and interactive workshop covering ideas, designs, psychology, dollars spent and ad-reach for some of the most memorable (as well as most forgettable) campaigns ever. A presentation especially for marketing creatives and ad sales directors who need to make critical decisions that send the right messages.

ETHICAL WORK: When Designers Need to Put Down Their Tools and Walk Away. For creatives and designers who've had enough, who need practical solutions plus reminders about why it's important as citizens and designers to have a moral compass.

HOW TO HIRE: What Your Business Needs to Know About Contracting and Working With Designers. We are in a fantastic subcontracting economy, full of opportunities! Businesses and designers need to develop common languages as well as best practices and clear contracts for managing project expectations and outcomes. I explain how to do all these so everyone wins!

Creative Work

My production and costume design operation in Salt Lake City is called McGrew Studios.

My colleagues and I make amazing things.

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I have a Curriculum Vitae here.

The print version needs a lot of paper.

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Strong Ideas- Moderately Held

Mostly I keep my most incendiary ideas to myself. But there's a bit of verbage here.

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Time to Get Busy ...

  • On the costumes and environments for your next film or creative project-
  • On the new wardrobe and effects you'll show off at your next big public presentation-
  • On your narrative. Show me your scripts and your book manuscripts-
  • On cultural and artistic issues you need to discuss-