Winfield Murdock

Costume Designer


FIDM San Francisco – Los Angeles, CA    Fashion Program
Alameda College – Alameda, CA           Fashion Design/Production Program
​Chabot College – Hayward, CA             Theater Arts Program & Architecture Program

My career has encompassed a spectrum of projects within a wide range of mediums and venues. An abundant skill repertoire acquired through an extensive art background and on-the-job experience. I have an extensive network of cost-effective suppliers. I have managed small budgets and million dollar-plus budgets. I have excellent verbal and written communication skills. I manage with efficiency, empathy, and the ever-present thought, “How can I support my team in order to give them the tools to facilitate excellence?”

​Full design, management, and production skills, including project development maintenance and tracking.

Specialty skills
Tailoring, patterning for garments and foam characters, millinery, and also Cornely embroidery along with full rendering, sketching, and drafting skills. Computer-proficient on Mac and PC using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Photoshop, email, and more. Full understanding of, and experience in what is needed for a show to look beautiful, be successful, and run efficiently at a constant level of excellence.

Design: Stage & Arena

The Magical Adventures of Merlin - Orlando Rep Orlando, FL - Steve McKinnon, Director

Crystal - (production cabaret revue) - Sands Casino, Macau: K Patriquin / Lesley Bandy, Directors
Extrodinaire  -  (production cabaret revue)  - Las Vegas and Branson: Michael Rossetti, Producer
All Night Strut - Tiffany Theater /Hollywood: Paula Holt and Jeff Levinson, Producers
Richard lll - Will Geer Theater/LA: Ellen Geer, Director
Valentine Touch - (World Premier) – CitiArts Theater: Richard Elliot, Producer
Ice Spectacle - (Ice Follies-size show) – Designed original concept costumes, cast of sixty
Stars and Stripes on Ice - Taubman Corp.
Zapp - (touring illusion show) - Sirruff, Producer

​Design: Ballet
Twelve full productions and many partial productions for ballet companies such as Oakland Ballet, Contra Costa Ballet, Marin Ballet, Peninsula Ballet, San Jose Ballet, Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, Inland Empire Ballet, and others.

Design: Theme Parks
Major Florida theme park - Pattern maker, Cutter, Project Lead for night-time electrical parade
Major California theme park - Designed occupational costumes for new theme park
Six Flags Marine World - Designed pirate-themed costumes for Treasures of the World show

Design: Film
Blade Boxer                   Glider Entertainment - Director: Bruce Reisman
                                     Starring: Dana Plato, Kevin King, Todd McKee
La Abuela                      Knight Mare Productions Director: Albert Caballero
                                     Starring: Clifton Gonzalez, Elana Lopez, Clarise Bruno, Marina Palmier
Chat With The Bat          Logan Beaucage Ent. - Director Robert Beaucage
                                     Starring:  Mark Price, Ricky dean Logan (filmed in Black & White)
9 Ball                             GenX - Bregman Ent. Prod. - Director : Buddy Bregman

Design: Television
ARLI$$                           (Satire Series) HBO/Budapest Films - Michael Tollin, Exec. Producer
                                      Starring: Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Michael Boatman
Dragontales                    (Character driven children’s series/pilot) Mark Fairfield, Producer
Blaze of Glory                 (MOW) NBC / Patchet Kaughman Productions Dir: Dick Lowery
                                      Starring: Lori Laughlan and Bruce Campbell
Dance Fever                    (Variety series) Merv Griffin Productions Dir: Paul Abeyta/Jack Regas
                                       Starring: Denny Terrio, Tina Turner, Grace Jones
The Christmas Song         (Christmas Special) Two Feather Productions Dir: Tom Grasso
                                        Starring: Mel Torme, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Rich Little, McKoo &                                               Davis

ABC TV                             Hollywood, CA - Wardrobe Master/ Costumer
Costume Parade                Oakland, CA - Owner
Fantasies                          San Francisco, CA - Partner
California Shakespeare      Festival - Berkley, CA - Costume Director
Theaterworks                    Palo Alto, CA - Costume Shop Manager/Designer
Wondertainment                San Francisco, CA - Artistic Director
Illusionaries                       San Francisco, CA / Las Vegas, NV / Branson, MO - Artistic Director

ABC TV                              Costume Workroom technician: stitch, foam work, millinery,

                                         and wardrobe
Costume Parade                 Supervised all aspects of costume production
Fantasies                           Supervised all aspects of costume and character production 
California Shakespeare       Festival – Head Pattern Maker/Cutter
Theatreworks                     Head hands-on facilitator, used full skill base
Wondertainment                 Supervised all aspects of production/created systems
Illusionaries                        Supervised the creative/co-directed Costume Division
Design Studio Hollywood     Costume construction and specialty Cornely embroidery

Supervised more than ten large productions for ABC TV including The Academy Awards and American Music Awards, ABC 25th Anniversary Special, John Davidson Christmas Special, and Pat Boone Family Christmas. 
Designed over 45 stage and cabaret productions and 10 regional ballets. 
Designed costumes for print and commercial ads: Mattel, Emporium, Weinstocks, and Macy’s.