Jessica Champagne Hansen is an award winning freelance costume designer and technician with experience in theatre, dance, film, television, commercials, theme park, and corporate clients.
She has worked in design and construction for Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World, Tide, Girl Scouts of America, Kaiser Permanente Educational Theater, Garry Marshall Theatre, The Actors Co-op, The Lyric Theatre, South Coast Repertory, The Met Theater, Stonebound Productions and Poptent, among others. She is Ovation nominated for Best Costume Design in a Large Theater for her design of The Root Beer Bandits at the Garry Marshall Theater and for Best Costume Design in an Intimate Theater for her design of Miracle on 34th Street with the Actor's Co-op. She is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, IATSE.
Jessica is faculty at East Los Angeles College, and developed a costume and makeup program as part of their degree offerings with specialty certificates. She has also taught costuming at California State University, Long Beach, Culver City High School, South Coast Repertory, Cerritos College, UC Irvine, Tufts University, Newton Country Day School and Arlington Center for the Arts.
Jessica received an MFA in Costume Design from University of California, Irvine, CA and a BFA in Costume Design & Technology from Emerson College, Boston, MA with a degree minor in Theater Education.
Jessica's article "Theatre Artist by Day, Cosplayer by Night" for USITT Magazine won a Herbert D Greggs Merit Award in 2019. She authored a chapter in "Theatre Artisans and their Craft" by Rafael Jaen and Holly Poe Durbin. Her costume work is published in the "The Art and Practice of Costume Design" edited by Melissa L Merz, "Showcase" by Rafael Jaen, "Developing and Maintaining a Design-Tech Portfolio" by Rafael Jaen, and "Digital Design for Custom Textiles" by Amber Marisa Cook. Jessica serves on the USITT Publication Committee.
"The costumes Jessica Champagne Hansen has given each character reflect to perfection just who they are and where they're from."
Stage Scene LA, 2018
"There’s not a one of Jessica Champagne Hansen’s fanciful period costumes that doesn’t delight." Stage Stage Scene LA, 2017