Born and raised in Dalton, GA, Damian E. Dominguez is a Mexican American costume designer for film, tv, theatre, opera, and dance based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Upon completing his bachelor’s degrees in both music and theatre from the University of Georgia, he worked as a public middle school band director before returning to theatre, his true passion.
He was selected to be the 2014-2015 Costumes Apprentice at Hartford Stage Company, where he worked with costume designers Fabio Toblini, Alejo Vietti, and Linda Cho. In addition to his work in costume design, he has been a stitcher at John Cowles Studios, Krostyne Studios, and Robert Hamelin Studios working on Broadway productions, including Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and Hamilton.
While completing his MFA in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon University, he discovered his love for storytelling, both through costume design and writing. The importance of character development and analysis has not only fueled his current screenwriting project The Second Generation Project, centered around the lives of second-generation immigrants, but it has also strengthened his focus on story within his costume design work.