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About Sierra Robinson

SBPaintSierra Bay Robinson is a Portland, Oregon based costumer, designer, model maker and fabricator. She is a member of IATSE and SAG/AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild). (IMDB page)

Sierra earned her bachelor’s degree in theater from Grinnell College, studying costume design, construction, theater and business, including art history, drawing, painting, theatrical set design, model making and costume history and research.

Current Projects

Set costumer on the TNT series The Librarians, which recently completed its second season, and additional costumer on seasons 3, 4 and 5 of the NBC series Grimm, both filmed in Portland.

Past Work

Designed the feature film Criticized, and traveled to Cuba as costume supervisor for the Ernest Hemingway feature Papa. In television, was a set costumer on the Amazon original series Browsers, and Season 3 of Adult Swim’s Eagleheart.

Designed and constructed multi-layered costumes for Emily Bergl‘s one-woman cabaret shows, in which the actor and singer changed costumes in front of the audience. The shows, “Kidding On the Square” and “NY I Love You” have been featured in The New York Times and the The Wall Street Journal. (article links here)

Her professional work includes five years as authenticity expert and inventory manager of historical costumes at Los Angeles entertainment memorabilia company The Golden Closet, and resident costume designer for two seasons at Actor’s Theatre of San Francisco. She perfected her technical skills as a drapery maker and installer for a high-end interior design firm, a corsetiere for a bespoke corset maker, and in theatre costume shops.

On the business side, she has worked as an advertising contract auditor for CNET Networks, and is currently the web editor for the internationally circulated Inside GNSS magazine.

“I bring the artistic and analytical to whatever I do – building the characters and concept for a show, supporting or collaborating to realize the vision of other designers, managing set continuity, engineering costumes with moving parts, or building sculptures out of household objects.”