COSTUME DESIGNER | ARTISTRY
Michelle Martini is a costume designer for both films and commercials. She is now based in Los Angeles, after beginning her career in design and film in New York City.
After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Film Animation, Michelle moved to New York City to work along side Oscar nominated costume designer April Ferry. She designed her first independent film “Nobody Knows Anything” at the age of 23 working with comedians like Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Margaret Cho and Mike Meyers. After years of working in features she made a foray into the world of advertising and began an epic journey of non-stop Super Bowl spots.
Her work in independent film, network television and commercials has not only afforded her industry recognition, it has also provided her the opportunity to costume celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Ashton Kutcher, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Mann, John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, Martin Scorsese and many more.
Michelle’s accomplished in creating costumes from idea and concept; taking them into the construction process and all the way to the camera’s eye. She has worked directly with many reputable directors in the film and commercial industry including Peter Berg, Taika Waititi, Spike Lee, Barry Sonnenfeld, Todd Field, Tim Robbins, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Mark Molloy, Bryan Buckley, Stacey Wall, Randy Krallman, Wayne McClammy, Tim Godsall and more.
After a decade of living on both coasts Michelle finally calls Los Angeles home. She lives in VeniceBeach with her family.
In 2012 Michelle was nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award for a Target campaign in which she designed and constructed the costumes. The campaign was directed by Wayne McClammy.