"Costume designing lends to the visual dialogue from page through character to frame."
Nancea Ceo, costume designer, has a painterly approach to costumes, visualizing the writer’s words, the production designer’s sets and the director's vision as a work of art, moving and multi-layered, and from this she draws a fabric skin for each character. In fittings the character is revealed fully. She always works to better tell a visual story through character.
Currently, Nancea created costumes for The Originals, nominated for best cinematography, ASC Award, for Kurt Jones DP. 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. She also provided assistant costume design for the 2010 CDG Award-winning Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges, also an Oscar Award-winning film.
Nancea is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, RISD, with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art. She majored in fashion design and minored in painting and glass blowing. During her studies she owned a glass jewelry company, Apparel Art, and was assistant to the curator in the historical costume and textile division of RISD’s museum.
She co-owned a sportswear company, CEOInternational, in Boulder, Colorado, which the Denver Post named as a best forefront woman’s sportswear company in the late 80s.
In between TV and film projects, Nancea cultivates her interests in art, architecture, fashion, meditation, yoga, surfing and in international world cultures through travel, which all influence her creative work.