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Jacqueline Wazir

About Jose Luis ValenzuelaJacqueline’s passion for drawing fashion figures began at a very young age. Although she didn’t have any formal training until she was 17, she continuously drew from fashion magazines and traced comic book characters for fun. She was accepted at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and graduated with her BFA in Illustration, focusing in Fashion Illustration.

After graduation, Jacqueline was lucky to have met some buyers & designers who hired her to work on their mens’ publications, and traveled to Europe to cover the Pret A Porter fashion shows. In the mid-80’s, she worked overseas in Dubai and Beirut in advertising, doing storyboards, before returning to Los Angeles. It was a wonderful experience to learn about the Arab market and how commercials were filmed in London, then marketed in the Middle East.

Jacqueline joined the Costume Designers Guild in 1995, as many friends who worked in the film & TV industry recommended she sketch for designers who didn’t draw. She has worked on numerous movies, television shows and commercials. Currently, she is the Assistant Costume Designer on “Desperate Housewives”, which is in its last season.

In addition to working in the Entertainment Industry, she enjoys teaching and mentoring young artists and has taught at FIDM in downtown Los Angeles and at UCLA in the Theater Department for ten years, instructing design majors in Life Drawing as well as Costume Rendering. Jacqueline continues to freelance in Los Angeles and attends workshops in her spare time. Her passion will always be drawing people, dressed or undressed!