Holly Cole is a USA/IASTSE Local 829 Costume Designer and an associate professor of costume design at Ohio University. She has worked as a costume designer at the Chelsea Theater Center, the Lincoln Center Institute, the Steppenwolf Theater, the Folger Theater, the Cincinnatti Playhouse, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Museum Theater and Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. As a freelance crafts artisan and costumer she has worked on feature films and television productions (including the Going All the Way, starring Ben Affleck, and the Showtime series Women), Broadway productions, and regional theater productions, including work for the Muppets, the Metropolitan Opera, Radio City Music Hall, the Arena Stage, the Juilliard School, and Milwaukee Repertory. Her work was selected for exhibition at World Stage Design in Toronto in 2005. She has also won the 1993 Denver Critics Circle Award and Washington's 1982 Helen Hayes Award. She runs the Young Designers Forum for the U.S. Institute for Theater Technology and reviews portfolios for USITT, SETC, and the National Portfolio Review at Lincoln Center.