Collin is a designer and collaborator. She began her artistic career as a writer, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2003. Image and metaphor play a strong role in her designs. Her designs have graced Judson Church, the MCA, The Dance Center of Columbia College and others. The Chicago Reader named "Paper Shoes," by "The Humans" one of the best dressed shows of 2011. Her work with "The Humans," and others has been funded by The New York Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Driehaus Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council, DCASE, The MacAurthur Fellowship, and the Chicago Dancemaker's Forum.