Brian O'Keefe began designing for PBD in 2009 and became costume shop manager and resident designer in 2015. He has designed nearly 40 shows for PBD and received seven Carbonell Award nominations for his work here, winning for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Lion in Winter, and A Doll's House. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, he spent his earlier career as a patternmaker for the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC and major costume houses in New York, including Barbara Matera, Ltd., Parsons-Meares, Michael-Jon Costumes, and Eaves-Brooks. He was resident designer, principal patternmaker, and shop manager for Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona, and spent 16 years designing over 75 productions and supervising 90 more. Other regional design credits: Orlando Repertory Theatre, Winter Park Playhouse, St. Augustine's Limelight Theatre, and the University of Central Florida. Other regional patterning credits: Alabama and Utah Shakespeare festivals, and Stages St. Louis.