With over 25 years of experience designing for the entertainment industry, Ivan Ingermann has had a varied and successful career in theatre, film, television and themed entertainment.
His recent credits include Approval Junkie written and performed by Faith Salie for the Alliance Theater. Other Alliance credits include Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition winning new works Start Down by Eleanor Burgess and Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls by Meg Miroshnik, which earned him a Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Costume Design of a Play.
Ivan's designs can be seen on the international and national tour of Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream and at SeaWorld San Diego Electric Ocean event.
While pursing his Master of Fine Arts at New York University’s prestigious Tisch Department of Design for Stage and Film, Ivan began his career by assisting some of the greatest names in costuming for the stage. Tony Award winning designers such as Willa Kim (Grease), Desmond Heeley (The Snow Maiden), William Ivey Long (Chicago), and Susan Hilferty (Too Cleaver By Half, How To Succeed In Business,
Night of the Iguana) were just a few of the eminent designers with whom he apprenticed.
In the late 1990’s and into 2000’s while working with the MTV’s Promo Department his designs established the “MTV look” through station packaging and promos. Ivan’s partnering with MTV allowed him to design and style notables such as Tom Cruise, Sean Combs, Christy Turlington, Carson Daily, Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman, and Lindsay Lohan to name a few.
After relocating to Los Angeles in 2001 Ivan designed several national commercials for companies such as Toyota, Pontiac, BMW, and McDonalds. However it was his designs as worn by Kirstie Alley for Pier One Imports that garnished him a nomination for the Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Commercial Costume Design. In addition to his own design work, Mr. Ingermann would lend his abilities to celebrated costume designer Joseph Aulisi for Charlie’s Angels II: Full Throttle. In addition, he asssited Emmy Award-winning designer Dona Granata on Designated Mourner directed by Mike Nichols.
Mr. Ingermann’s feature film his credits include Suits, Rules of the Game, Escape to Life: the Erika and Klaus Mann Story , Spokes and Sundance Award winner “2x4”.
In 2007 Mr. Ingermann was asked to join the faculty of the University of Georgia Department of Theatre and Film Studies as major professor of the graduate Costume Design program. He achieved tenure there in 2013 and is now the Head of Design.
Mr. Ingermann is a member of United Scenic Artist 829, and of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.