Megan Heinsohn is a costume and clothing designer based in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a graduate of The University of Kentucky and holds a degree in Merchandising Apparel and Textiles. During her time in school, the connections she made and the knowledge she gained have given her the opportunity to work in many creative environments.

Throughout high school and college Megan worked at JoAnn Fabrics, where she learned about the different types of textiles, production processes, and uses from her colleagues and the customers she worked with, all the while gaining vital customer service and merchandising skills.

As an intern with Tracy Reese in 2012, Megan realized her love for garment fabrication, and her confidence as a designer grew. After graduation, she worked with local Louisville milliner, Sarah Havens, in her studio as a stitcher. In Haven’s workroom, she learned crucial millinery techniques, which she has applied in her costume design and production. While living in Louisville, she has also had the opportunity to work with local drag queens, tailoring and producing original garments for the stage.

Over the years, Megan has had the opportunity to produce six runway ready designs using unconventional materials, including cassette tapes, cardboard, food labels, newspapers, and VHS tapes. In 2014, her work was displayed in an exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and has since been featured in local magazines such as the LEO Weekly and Today’s Woman (pg.53). Today she enjoys working with film students producing costumes and helping on set to bring characters to life. She has recently been nominated for two production design awards at the Western Kentucky Film Festival for her work on the films Sain and Brothers Cotchery.

Megan’s passion for apparel, design, and love of bringing characters to life keeps her searching for her next creative opportunity, and she is excited to be a part of a team who shares the same passion.