A proud native Texan, Cole is an avid reader and collector who relishes getting lost in the stories of other people, and the hunt for beautiful things. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Evansville. Prior to attending the Yale School of Drama, he worked as an assistant on various Broadway, Off-Broadway and major regional theatre productions.
Some of his credits at Yale include Kiss (Yale Repertory Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, Blood Wedding (Yale School of Drama), This American Wife, Ni Mi Madre, Xander Xyst: Dragon 1, Collisions (Yale Cabaret), and Antony and Cleopatra, The Trojan Women (Yale Summer Cabaret).
Cole is the recipient of the Richard Harrison Senie Scholarship and the Jay and Rhonda Keene Scholarship in Costume Design.