ABOUT

 

Jessica Oostergo is a Set and Costume Designer from Vancouver, BC. She is a freelance artist with skills ranging from design to scenic painting, puppetry, woodworking, producing, hat and mask building, creative collaboration, and much more.

In the 2018/2019 season, Jessica created designs for The Foreigner (Chemainus Theatre Festival), The Troll Grandfather (Axis Theatre), Jesus Freak (Pacific Theatre), Marine Life (Ruby Slippers), Little Women (CTF), Kim's Convenience (Pacific Theatre), All My Friends are Animals (Babelle Theatre), and So, How Should I Be? (Presentation House Theatre). Her designs for Robinson Crusoe with Axis Theatre continued to be seen on tour in the United States, and the hit show she designed, Baking Time, remounted at Presentation House Theatre. Jessica also worked as the Assistant Head of Wardrobe for Bard on the Beach, this year being her 8th season with the company.

For the 2019/2020 season, Jessica will be designing Mother of the Maid (Pacific Theatre), The Father (Search Party Productions), Anonymous (Studio 58), it's a Wonderful Christmas-ish Holiday Miracle (Arts Club), Le Merveilleux Voyage (Théâtre la Seizième), House and Home (Firehall), and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Chemainus Theatre Festival). 

 

Jessica worked on the hit tv show, The Magicians (SYFY/NBC), for various episodes of seasons 2-4 as a costume cutter and builder. She also recently built costumes for various commercials and music videos including I Knew You When for Marianas Trench, and Vessel for Royal. 

Jessica is a two-time Jessie Richardson Award Winner. Firstly, for Significant Artistic Achievement in Theatre for Young Audiences: Outstanding Concept and Execution of Hamelin; A New Fable (Axis Theatre). Her designs for Hamelin have been seen on tour across Canada. Secondly, she won a Jessie for Outstanding Design of Salmon Girl (Raven Spirit Dance) alongside Shizuka Kai and Brad Trenamen.

Jessica is a graduate of Studio 58, and a member of the Associated Designers of Canada. She is also a core member of the newly founded Vancouver Design Forum.