KAHEI SHUM (Ketti) is a Costume Designer and Art Department Artisan. She received her MFA in Costume Design and her BFA in Production Design/Art Direction in Filmmaking from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She also holds a BA in Theatre and Drama from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Kahei is originally from Hong Kong, where her passion for Art was nurtured through Chinese painting and calligraphy classes. She started reading plays and writing stories when she was in secondary school and fell in love with the story-telling process. During her undergraduate years, Kahei was introduced to all areas of design which set a foundation for her well-rounded atheistic. Kahei started working professionally as a Costume Designer while pursuing her MFA. Her costume design work has been seen at Theatre Charlotte, Children's Theatre of Charlotte, UNC Charlotte, Davison College, The Barter Players, Wake Forest University, the Triad Stage, the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Ash Lawn Opera, Peppercorn Children’s Theatre and the Orlando Repertory Theatre.
As her interest in film and interior design started to grow, Kahei decided to go back to go back to school for a degree in Production Design. Since then she has production designed and costume designed shorts of various styles and periods while continuing to actively work as a theatrical costume designer. Her goal is to grow personally as an artist a story-teller while collaborating with other artists in the process.
Besides theatrical and cinematic designs, Kahei also loves interior decorating, batiking, dyeing and watercolor painting. She spends most her free time cooking, playing ukelele and hanging out with her family and animals.