Jonida Beqo graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2003 with a BA in Theatre Design. Currently she is an Atlanta, GA-based freelance designer. In the last ten years she has worked for both academic and professional companies in a variety of costume design related projects, including design, construction, puppetry, cutting/draping, costume shop supervision, and wardrobe supervision. Her academic collaborations include University of Alabama at Birmingham, Calhoun College, Emory University/Emory Theater and Dance, Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and Georgia Tech. Her professional companies include 13th Street Ensemble, Alabama Ballet, Theater Emory, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity, Theatre in the Square, Theatrical Outfit, and Kenny Leon's True Colors Company. She is a two-time Best Costume Design nominee from the Suzi Bass Awards and has been recognized for her costume design as a first runner-up of the Barbizon Award.