Scout Isensee is an art director & content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She specializes in crafting engaging imagery for brands, through social media and traditional advertising, as well as still lifes, fashion stories, and portraiture.
As a native New Yorker and the daughter of Warren Isensee, a renowned oil painter, she was exposed to the NYC art scene at a very young age. In these early beginnings, she started to experiment with photography and clothing design. At seven years old, she started editing and altering images in Photoshop. By the age of eleven she had taught herself how to sew and began creating her own garments. In high school she gained recognition for her pieces, winning numerous awards at various costuming competitions, and also creating elaborate photoshoots around her pieces. Scout then went on to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After receiving her AAS in Fashion Design, she moved on to London College of Fashion and earned her BA (Hons) in Costume for Performance. While studying there, she won two awards at the prestigious World of Wearable Art competition in Wellington, New Zealand for her costume, Unnamed Soldier 627.
After graduating, Scout returned to New York for the world of Broadway, dressing on shows including Matilda the Musical, The Book of Mormon, and Something Rotten!. Her costume designs were featured in the short documentary, Hilda, which was chosen to be a part of the TriBeCa Film Festival 2017.
Through her extensive experience in fashion and costume, she discovered that her enjoyment came not from creating the garments, but from developing the scene and/or world in which they were meant to live. She finds fulfillment in the complexity of designing a photoshoot, bringing a team together to realize a vision, and seeing her ideas come to life.
She now works with her partner, Adam Wamsley, as an art director/photographer. Together they create a variety of content for brands, individuals, and publications.