Nancea Ceo has a spirit of design approach to costumes that creatively tasks to tell the best visual story through character.
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, with a Fine Art degree. Majoring in fashion design and minoring in painting and glass blowing while she simintaniously taking literature classes at Brown University. She owned a glass jewelry company, Apparel Art, employing fellow students.
In the late 80's, she co-owned an activewear company, CEOInternational, in Boulder, Colorado, which the Denver Post named "best forefront women’s sportswear company".
Nancea designed Lena Waithe's, The Chi, Namic Vision Award winner in 2019 and Peabody Award Nominated. She also created costumes for On My Block, winner of the 2018 Teen Choice Award for Best Breakout Show. In 2011, Nancea costume designed, Awkward, a winner of the 2012 People's Choice Award for Comedy TV Series and The Hard Times of RJ Berger, winner of the Teen Choice Award for Best Breakout Show. Nancea was assistant costume designer for the 2010 CDG Award-winning Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges, also an Oscar Award-winning film.
In 2022, The Hollywood Reporter, mentioned her superb design work for To Leslie, "a film that recalls the grit of the 1970's...". Spirit Awards nomination for Best Performance; Andrea Riseborough. Raindance Film Festival nomination for To Leslie, for Best International Feature and Best Performance for Andrea Riseborough.