Educated at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Kristin was trained in the art of costume design by Virgil C. Johnson, an acclaimed designer for opera and the theater.
Kristin has designed costumes for more than 50 feature films, including recently Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Insidious and Paranormal Activity 2. She has also designed costumes for music videos, commercials, and two television series. In addition, Ms. Burke is an internationally-exhibited artist, specializing in collage and mail art, and had her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in September, 2001.
Kristin has also authored two books – the first of which she co-authored with Holly Cole of Ohio University, Costuming for Film: the Art and the Craft from Silman James Press. The second book, Going Hollywood: How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Not Turn into a Sleaze, published in 2004, is in use at film schools and universities in 7 countries.