Costume Designer|Fashion Stylist
Fernando A. Rodriguez
Who partners with producers, directors, photographers, executives and everyday people to grow their personal and professional look. With a proven eye of success in delivering comprehensive imagery and styling solutions, Fernando continues to push his creativity and perfect his design aesthetic as he makes his mark in the fashion industry.
Fernando holds an Associate’s Degree from Miami International University of Art and Design, located in the modern, cosmopolitan, and multicultural city of Miami.
Fernando has been mentored by many of the best, such as Danny Santiago, Amanda Friedland, and Caroline Eselin.
After spending nearly eight years working in an ever-changing industry; Fernando is highly experienced across styling mediums throughout the fashion industry. He has experience in multimillion dollar feature films, low budget/short films, music videos, commercials, and magazines.
Throughout out his years in the industry he has worked on Fox Television Studio’s, Graceland, season 1-3; Burn Notice, season 4-7; HBO’s Ballers Pilot; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to name a few. His most current work was on Oscar Award winning movie, Moonlight with designer Caroline Eselin; and designing Golden Globe and Oscar nominated movie, Florida Project. For his most recent work, Fernando costume designed “David makes Man”.
The series, which premiers on the the OWN network, created and written by Tarell McCraney and Executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan. Additionally, Fernando is the creative director for Neiman Marcus and their fashion shows in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton and Worth Avenue.
Fernando has dedicated himself to the craft of costume design and character building for film, commercial advertising, and private professional cliental. In 2013, Fernando started his own styling company, JFerrod Inc., which provides creative direction to high profile clients on red carpet looks, personalize shopping, and styling.
His most recent success was dressing writer of Moonlight, Tarell McCraney for the Oscars 2017 which landed him on the red carpet best dressed list and also acknowledged by Jimmy Kimmel as best tuxedo of the night.
With continuous growth in his career it has allowed Fernando to expand his work in the three premium cities of Miami, New York & Los Angeles.
Successful design takes the story, and the characters, and translates them through an artistic use of color, pattern, and material. His favorite quote “To design the costume is to understand the character” — Colleen Atwood