Meet Ellyn Canfield
How long have you been a costume designer and how did you get into it?
I’ve been designing and working under other designers for about 6 years. A friend from arts school reached out to my dear friend Karen about doing costumes for a music video for Com Truise. We designed the costumes together and went on to do a feature film directly after. One project has led to the next and I couldn’t be happier.
What is one trait/skill that has personally helped you reach new levels in your career?
A constant pursuit of calmness. It’s very easy to become overwhelmed, especially on set. I’ve learned from others and personal experience that keeping your cool is always going to yield better results and instill trust in your abilities.
No matter how far your career takes you, what is one thing about your life that you want to remain the same/constant?
It’s funny because one of my favorite things about my career is that it’s not the same, ever. I crave that unknown, figure things out in the moment sort of environment and I don’t want that to change.