University of Colorado at Denver (Bachelor's of Fine Art)
F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Techonology, NY) (Other)
I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While there, I was inspired by soft sculpture and wearable art and in my senior year, I found a new love in fashion design. I moved to New York City to graduate with an Associate in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I have worked in a variety of fashion industry jobs including assistant pattern maker, screen print artist, technical designer, and activewear designer. I have costume designed for several theatre companies and dance companies.
Over the years, I have worked with many high school and college students. I love to teach them the ins-and-outs of clothing design and also a bit about what to expect in their lives if they choose to go into the field. I have stayed in touch with most of my students and have seen them blossom.
I have been sewing since I was about 12 years old and I am a fashion designer who creates designs from start to finish, including pattern making. I have taught students how to sew and have a unique way of teaching--I don't necessarily start with an easy project. I believe the fastest way to learn is to make a design. The only way to learn quickly is to make mistakes and learn along the way.
I enjoy teaching and am patient but have high expectations for my students. I haven't been disappointed in any of them as I work with each as an individual and listen carefully to the student's needs and expectations. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While there, I was inspired by soft sculpture and wearable art and in my senior year, I found a new love in fashion design. I moved to New York City to graduate with an Associate in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I have
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I have a Bachelors in Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Denver and an Associates in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
I was required to have a high level of proficiency to graduate in both fashion and fine art.
I have taught interns and others on a semester basis in my fashion design business.
I have an understanding of drawing in a variety of media.
I have a fashion design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology. I have a fashion design business which requires me to create a design from beginning to end including sewing with a variety of fabrics, working with zippers, buttons, buttonholes, hand sewing and couture techniques. I have worked with a variety of sewing machines including home sewing machines, industrial machines, sergers. I have sewn many different kinds of designs, including dresses, coats, handbags, scarves, hats and others. I also have worked with many different kinds of fabrics including cottons, silks, faux fur, stretch fabrics, elastics. I have taught a variety of students including middle school, high school and adults.