Testimonials

I came to Liz for a period correct walking dress (1880’s) – with only a picture to follow as a pattern.  I was fitted/sized; came back for a couple of fittings and was overwhelmed with how exact my dress resembled the picture I brought in.  Liz and Leisle are amazing seamstresses…the detail was incredible!!  I was so happy I came back and had them make my wedding dress…which was STUNNING!!  I highly recommend their services to anyone that’s looking for incredible workmanship. Read More

Kim Ridge

Liz is one of the best costume designers I have had the pleasure to work with. Liz takes the director’s vision and creates magic professionally as she helps tell the story. I would work with Liz anytime Read More

Scott Denison - Center REPertory Company

Danny Boyle
CCMT continues to employ the services of Liz Martin and Pink Depford Design on a regular basis. Since 2013, Liz has designed costuming for our productions of Tarzan, Les Misérables, The Music Man, Gypsy and this season’s productions of 1776 and Grease. Liz is always responsive to the directors’ needs and, most importantly to us, budget restrictions. Liz meets challenges creatively and is a highly-collaborative problem-solver. I cannot recommend her services more highly!   Read More

Danny Boyle - Contra Costa Musical Theater

I expected and received flattering and historically accurate costuming. Comfortable, durable, and easy to clean/maintain, too.  If I lived closer, I would pursue custom tailoring for my modern wardrobe! Read More

Marni Freidman

As the founder and former artistic Director of Butterfield 8 theatre company I needed some one who understood the work we were doing. B8 performs in what can only be called an intimate and immersive space. The costumes and garments become vital to the world we are trying to build. Liz Martin provided beautiful work during my tenure. She understood the importance of the garment and how close the audience was to the actor we had to have costumes that close up didn’t look like a costume. We did and continue to present cross-gendered work as well as same gendered casting as well as period work. Liz always came with her a game. She helped to build our reputation and artistic achievement while bringing her own sense of design and statement to the work. I would work with Liz Martin again without question, and will continue to recommend her as one of the most reliable costume artists out there. Read More

John Butterfield - Butterfield 8 Theatre Company

As a director who relies HEAVILY on the expertise of the costumer, Liz comes through every time! Read More

John Maio - Various Companies

Dream. Working with Liz and her team at Pink Depford Design is a dream come true. I can mention a color, a feeling, a fit and BOOM the next thing you know I am looking at exactly want I what. They are wonderful at proving options, meeting budgets, and fulfilling a director’s vision. Read More

Daren A.C. Carollo - 42nd Street Moon

Liz was the perfect consultant and costume provider for our project. She helped us take the authenticity of our period outfits to a new level and even instructed us on how to wear them properly. Her passion for getting every detail right was inspiring! We’ll return to Liz in the future for all our costuming needs. Read More

Jorgen Stovne - Novelteas

Working a the Pink Depford Design Studio this summer has been an amazing learning experience. IN the 2 (Little Mermaid, Merry Poppins) months I’ve been here, I learned about the different clothing styles for the different time periods. I also got to work on the costumes for 2 different shows. Pink Depford Designs has opened my eyes to the world of costuming and I loved every bit of it. Read More

Sarah James - Intern '16

Working for Liz martin over the summer has been a wonderful experience. I learned quite a lot by asking as many questions as possible; Liz is a very patient teacher along with the other people who work here. I came in with a general understanding of costuming but I leave with knowledge that will help me with my future career as a theater technician. Thanks Liz! Read More

Nicolas Lamb - Intern '16

In the 4 months that I have been an intern at Pink Depford Designs, I have learned an incredible amount about the costuming process of a theatrical show. Liz and her team make great instructors. I feel so much more confident designing and building my own costumes and garments after my time at Pink Depford Designs. Read More

Cheyenne Clark - Intern '16