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Kristina Hestenes-Stimson

Seattle Area, WA
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KRISTINA HESTENES STIMSON has experience developing overall design concepts. Her skills are applied in a range of mediums, from film and theater, to architecture, and art. In film and theatre she has fabricated custom props and costumes, and designed, constructed, and painted sets. She studied art at L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts in France, and has an architectural degree from Arizona State University. She is LEED accredited and a Licensed Architect.


There is no better gift of appreciation then a kind review.



The all-but-flawless Arouet production of The House of Bernada Alba puts theory into practice with Lorca done right … the material side of the production is excellent. Costumes by Kristina Hestenes Stimson … tell the story while reinforcing character differences with slight variations in the mourning garb. The cut of Adela’s green dress suggests ballet’s careful balance of freedom and formalism while the loose, simple servants’ clothes denote a different kind of freedom.

The SunBreak, May 13, 2012

Arouet’s House of Bernarda Alba is Lorca Done Right, by StefanDW

Arouet Production, directed by Charles Waxburg



Bernada Alba … a big play in every sense of the word, with a large cast … stylistically it … demands a lot from both the design team and the production team. I do want to give kudos to Kristina Hestenes Stimson for her costume design, which nicely manages to convey both the time and place and personalities of all the characters, and all on a tiny budget. Job well done.

Seattle Gay Scene, May 18, 2012

Arouet’s “Bernada Alba” is well worth a trip to Ballard, by Michael Strangeways

Arouet Production, director Charles Waxburg



Director Roy Arauz has an impeccable sense of exactly what this play means… The Temperamental’sentire cast has grasped the harshness of the play’s environment, but they remember also to play it with humor and verve … Kristina Simson’s costumes, too, are very thoughtful. She draws a subtle arrangement of status and character out of the most staid of outfits–a sign of a notable intelligence.

The Seattle Star, May 17, 2013

“The Temperamentals”Renewing History, by Omar Willey

Arouet Production, director Roy Aruaz



 English playwright Hamilton wrote Rope in 1929 …  inspired by the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder… Nothing’s more savage than murder, and nothing’s more bloodless than a British drawing-room chat … Kristina Stimson drapes her cast in some splendid Gatsbyesque finery, and Ison’s set design (in collaboration with Terra Morgan) shrouds the proceedings in an eerie elegance.

Seattle Weekly, November 5, 2013

Opening Nights: Rope, by Kevin Phinney

 Gost Light Theatricals Production, director Justin Ison



Sleepwalk Productions is shooting the short comedy You're Here in Seattle ... The story … follows a hapless bible study leader, played by Phillip Mitchell, who dies and goes to heaven only to meet the project manager of heaven whose only concern is keeping everyone on schedule. Director of Photography Daniel Mimura describes the film as "an ambitious project with an intense shooting schedule," with much of the story told through the art design of production designer Kristina Hestenes Stimson and graphic artist Tiffany Laine DeMott.

Film Production Of The Week, Seattle Office of Film+Music, October 26, 2011

You’re Here, by Meridith Binder and Ian Stone

 Sleepwalk Productions, director Ian Stone



         The Seattle 48 Hour Film Project, 2010 results, The Judges Have Spoken! Best Costumes goes to: Sister Billie’s Sinner Hour

 Script by Meridith Binder, Ian Stone, and Matt Leventhal

Art Department, Set Decorator, and Property Master, by Kristina Hestenes Stimson

 Sleepwalk Productions, director Ian Stone




Professions/skills: Set Designer;Painter/Scenic Artist;Costume Designer;Artistic Director Architect+Designer+Fine Arts

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