Zohie is an art and costume designer who has been fascinated with the visceral and evocative potential of texture for as long as she can remember.
Her interest in the ways in which we represent ourselves and shape our public and personal spaces led to a degree in theatre production majoring in Design, at The Victorian College of the Arts in 2009.
Zohie’s distinctive, evocative sensibility lead to her working as both art and costume designer for director Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s feature film HAIL. HAIL went on to internationally premiere at The 68th Venice Film Festival, tour extensively in festivals in Europe and The United States, and won multiple awards. Her contribution on HAIL earned her a nomination for best Production Design by the Australian Film Critic’s Association.
Zohie’s credits include art design for the short DUMPY GOES TO THE BIG SMOKE, directed by Mirrah Foulkes, which was nominated for an AACTA award 2013. Art and costume design for THE TURNING - SMALL MERCIES, directed by Rhys Graham; costume supervision on the feature film GALORE, directed by Rhys Graham, with both films internationally premiering at Berlinale 2014. Zohie has also art and costume designed the feature film FELL, by director Kasimir Burgess and produced by Mary Minas and veteran Australian producer John Maynard. Fell premiered at Sydney Film Festival 2014 to a rapturous critical reception.
She has designed the costumes for the Melbourne Opera Company’s productions of THE MERRY WIDOW and CARMEN by director Hugh Halliday- again with great critical acclaim; alongside designing music clips such as Children Collide directed by David Michod, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks directed by Natasha Gadd, and Golden Features directed by Lachlan Dickie.
Zohie has art and costume styled multiple commercials, including major campaigns for SOUTH AUSTRALIAN TOURISM COMMISSION, BUPA and WOOLWORTHS.
Zohie participated in the Berlinale Talents 2014 as Production Designer/Art Director, and has guest lectured at VCA for the Masters of Screen Design students.
And most recently, Zohie art and costume designed the surreal narrative AKRA by Devin Horan and Margherita Malerba, filmed in the Caucasus.