Eight-year stay with William Ball's American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco designing sets and costumes
Switched from theater to film; early feature credit, as set decorator on "The Candidate"
Worked her way up from scenic artist to costume designer and later art director
Worked with husband Stuart Wurtzel doing art direction on a film, "Hester Street"
Had several feature credits as costume designer, "Saturday Night Fever" and "Between the Lines"
Early feature film credit as art director, "Girlfriends"
First TV-movie, "The Last Tenant", credited as art director
First TV-movie credit as production designer, "Summer of My German Soldier"
First film credit as production designer, "Heartland"
Last major TV credit, doing the art direction on "Hardhat and Legs"
Received first Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction/Set Direction for the Milos Forman film, "Ragtime"
First collaboration with director Mike Nichols, "Silkwood"
Served as visual consultant on the Brian DePalma film, "The Untouchables"