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Julie Engelbrecht


JE Designs is my creative business.  I am a professional freelance Theatrical Scenic and Costume Designer with 35 years experience designing for Theatre, Opera, Musicals and Dance.  I also create many of my costume designs in my own workshop studio. I have worked as a professional cutter/draper/tailor for more than 35 years and have taught and worked in the fashion industry.


I often work as the production designer, envisioning not only the sets and costumes but also all of the props, wigs and make-up. I find creating every aspect of the stage picture to be very rewarding. It has also given me the opportunity to hone my skills in scenic painting as well as in many costume and prop craft areas.  


I have taught at the college level for 30 years and have taught children's art classes for the last 15 years. My children's art program called The Art Box, explores creativity and media by looking at artists through the guise of core education concepts that include math and language and most of all fun learning.


It is often joked that I can design or create anything. Peruse my portfolio to see the breath of my work thus far in my creative journey.

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