Miyuki Bierlein


Miyuki Bierlein is a freelance costume designer in the Bay Area. She graduated UC Berkeley's Theatre and Performance Studies department in 2008, where she was awarded the prestigious Rosalyn Schneider Eisner Award for excellence in Theatrical Design. Miyuki actually began her professional career in the area during her junior year at Cal, when she became a company member at Impact Theatre, where she has served as both an actress and designer. Miyuki's experience as an actress has benefited her designer eye in a practical and sympathetic way. Collaboration is a key factor in Miyuki's design; actors and directors have commended her for her abilites not only to create an aesthetic design benefiting the narrative but also to instill confidence and comfort in her performers. Miyuki approaches each project with a unique perspective and a passionate attitude.

Resume and references available upon request.


  • Costume Design
  • Costume Construction
  • Make Up Design


  • machine sewing
  • hand sewing
  • fabric dyeing
  • fabric distressing
  • fabric painting
  • patterning
  • draping
  • special effects make up