Katie Irish is a costume designer, best known for her work on the award- winning FX series The Americans. She began as a shopper for the first season of the show, became assistant designer for seasons two and three, and then took the helm as designer during season four. The final season of The Americans took home both the Best Drama awards for both the Emmys and the Critics' Choice. 

 

Prior to her work on The Americans, Irish designed the indie features The Widowers  and Landing Up, co-designed the Season 10 semi-finals and finale of NBC's America's Got Talent, shopped for HBO's Deadwood, and served as the New York design assistant for The Muppets' Wizard of Oz. She has also designed numerous commercials, short films, and music videos. 

Earlier in her career, she worked extensively as an associate designer on Broadway where favorites included Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Jerusalem, Fences, Promises, Promises, The Seagull, Is He Dead?, and Shrek. 

Originally from Memphis, Katie is an alum of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, with a MFA in Design for Stage and Film. She just wrapped designing the first season of the new NBC series The Enemy Within.