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 for seasons four through six. The final season of The Americans took home the Best Drama awards for both the Emmys and the Critics’ Choice. 

She most recently finished a miniseries for Apple + entitled Manhunt about the search for John Wilkes Booth after he assassinated Lincoln which will be released in 2023.  In addition to her work on The Americans, Irish has designed Hit and Run for Netflix; 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. 

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