With his unique taste and keen eye, before moving to New York, Jon owned an exclusive fashion design office for 7 years in Istanbul, Turkey. Since moving to the USA Jon has been designing and constructing costumes for film, TV, Broadway, Off-Broadway as well as prestigious dance companies. 

 

Affiliations

Member of United Scenic Artists-Local USA 829 Labor Union 

Member of Theatrical Wardrobe Union-Local 764, IATSE

 

Work Experience

Costume Design and Construction

High Line

Solar-Do-Nothing-Dance

Creative Director Mafalda Millies, 2017

Mana Contemporary

Virtually There, 2016

Curated By Mafalda Millies, Roya Sachs

Sage Theater
A Clockwork Orange,
Directed by John Bateman, 2015

Theater Row
Private Dancer: An Intimate Portrait of Rita Hayworth,
Directed by Bob Degus, 2012-13

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
A Night With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
It Takes Two Productions
Mandy Patinkin; 2011 

Breaking Ground Dance Center 
Craetive Director Marissa Salemi, 2010-2011

Guggenheim, Works and Progress Series

Keigwin+ Dance Co
Larry Keigwin, 2009

BAM
Itutu; Karole Armitage, 2009
Armitage Gone! Dance 

Tournee Italiana Organizzata da AGR Associati
Parsons Dance Co, 2009

Nai-Ni Chen Dance
Mirage; 2009

Kennedy Centre, DC
City Dance Ensemble, 2008

Also designed costumes for Vanguardian Productions, Notes in Motion Avodah Dance, Ripple Productions

Shopper

 King Bolden         

Costume Designer: Colleen Morris, 2014 ­-2015                                                         Sourced and purchased fabrics for costume production in film               

Styling

Personal Stylist of Patti LuPone
Tony Awards 2011

Glamour Magazine
Editorial  / August 2011

Film & TV

 Costume Construction-Tailoring

Madame Secretary

Season 3

Boardwalk Empire
Seasons 1 - 5 (full-time)
John Dunn, Lisa Padovani

Winter's Tale                                                  
Micheal Kaplan

Did You Year About the Morgans?
Christopher Peterson

Glee
Lou Eyrich

Theater

Parsons Meares
(incl Phantom of the Opera, Lion King, Wicked, Mary Poppins, Spiderman etc)
July 2004 - May 2009

 Studio Izquierdo – Martha Graham Co-Studio Rouge
New York 1999 - 2010

INTERNATIONAL

Diesel
Responsible for the selection of the diesel collection for Turkey, as well as its advertising and promotion and management of the Diesel brand in Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey 1998

 Design Republic
Designed & developed sportswear collections (woven and knitted) for German and Turkish textile exporting companies. Created brand concepts (brand names, logos, labels) Istanbul, Turkey 1991 - 1997

 Awards

Excellence in Costume Design Award finalist 2008 by Metro DC for his work for City Dance Ensemble

Education

 Bosphorus American University 
Istanbul, Turkey 1990

B.A. in Economics