Melissa DesRosiers is an accomplished union costume designer and stylist who divides her time between Los Angeles and New York creating characters for some of the film and television industry's top directors and advertising campaigns. From designing award-winning Super Bowl spots for comedy genius David Shane, to designing multiple motorcycle clubs for FX's Sons of Anarchy Pilot for acclaimed director, Allen Coulter, Melissa has shown her diverse range of costume design and styling experience. After studying fashion and textile design in college, Melissa moved to Walt Disney World where she worked alongside Jim Henson's innovators on the first live Muppet Show at MGM Studios.
To hone her design skills, Melissa moved to New York City and began working as an assistant costume designer and stylist on independent feature films such as Adrienne Shelly's directorial debut, as well as high profile advertising campaigns. Melissa quickly garnered the attention of commercial comedy giant, Hungry Man, where her sense of costume design and style complimented the visions of renowned directors Bennett Miller, Allen Coulter, David Shane, and Jim Jenkins. Her vast resource knowledge, as well as her ability to problem solve in an instant, to remain calm under intense pressure, and stay under budget quickly earned her a reputation for being a "go to" collaborator.
Throughout her career, Melissa has had the opportunity to work on many amazing projects with TV/commercial/film cross-over directors . Designing short films, such as David Shane's "Play Date" and "Plane Crash", as well as Michael Lannan's "Lorimer" (which became HBO's hit series "Looking") has kept her love for storytelling through costume design alive between high-end commercial projects. Melissa's well-rounded experience has afforded her the opportunity to dress some of Hollywood's most famous faces, including: Timotheé Chalamet, Winona Ryder, Michael K. Williams, Kathy Bates, Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Wright, Martin Scorsese, Roseanne Barr, Chris Rock, Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Drea DeMateo, Alison Brie, the cast of Orange is the New Black, and Nikolai Coster-Waldau. Additionally, she's dressed hundreds of the world's top athletes and sports personalities, such as Kelley O'Hara, Venus and Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Roger Federer, Peyton & Eli Manning, David Ortiz, Shaquille O'Neal, Derek Jeter, and Magic Johnson, to name just a few, through her long standing relationship with ESPN's This is Sports Center campaign.
Notably, one of Melissa's favorite costume design experiences was collaborating with David Shane and Leo Burnett on last year's internet breaking Super Bowl commercial for Cadillac featuring Timotheé Chalamet and Winona Ryder bringing Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands world to modern day - and was recently nominated for a Costume Designer's Guild award for "Excellence in Short Form Design" by her peers.
Melissa is a member of New York's United Scenic Artists Local 829 and California's Costume Designer's Guild Local 892.