Fashion/Technical Design Tutor
Fashion/Technical Design Tutor
Hi, I'm a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in Fashion Design/Marketing with over 15 years experience in the Industry as a Technical Designer/Manager (10 yrs) & amp; Fashion Designer (5 yrs). My style of teaching is patient with a creative energy. I offer hands-on tutoring in portfolio development, i.e flats & amp; croquie sketching fashion illustration by freehand & amp; using water color, markers & amp; as well as an excellent fine arts portrait painter in oil, acrylic, and water...
Hi, I'm a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in Fashion Design/Marketing with over 15 years experience in the Industry as a Technical Designer/Manager (10 yrs) & amp; Fashion Designer (5 yrs). My style of teaching is patient with a creative energy. I offer hands-on tutoring in portfolio development, i.e flats & amp; croquie sketching fashion illustration by freehand & amp; using water color, markers & amp; as well as an excellent fine arts portrait painter in oil, acrylic, and water color. I am a master pattern maker, with excellent sewing skills and technical design (tech pack development/POMs/corrections & comments). I offer instruction in oil painting on canvas and figure drawing.
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Very knowledgeable and great teacher
Calvin was a wonderful help on a project that I did not have much experience with. He not only helped with what I wanted, he went back and checked the work I had already done and helped me redo the areas that needed improving! He has vast knowledge in all areas of designing and is a great teacher. Highly recommend!Lisa, 1 lesson with Calvin
Knowledge and patient tutor
My daughter wants to do fashion designing and we wanted help for her with her college portfolio. Calvin guided her with the designs. He has good knowledge and understanding of fashion designs. He patiently guided my daughter. She is very happy with his teaching technique and would recommend whoever wants to go to this field. We want to thank Calvin for his wonderful service and we give him full 5 stars.Namrata, 5 lessons with Calvin
Knowledgeable and Patient tutor
I currently been working with Calvin on Runway Croquis illustrations with watercolor. At first, I was quite skeptical due to my lack of experience .However, Calvin has been more than patient and has helped me improve my skills set in such quick amount of time . He gives you a lot of critiques that not only help you improve your ideas, but also allows you to aim higher with your vision. It's not easy to find tutors who specialize in fashion , so I highly recommend working with him. He's worth the investment!!Tony, 6 lessons with Calvin
Very skilled and patient tutor
Calvin is teaching me fashion illustration and he is really helpful. He's very patient, explains things well, and he really knows a lot about what he's teaching. He's also a very caring tutor, always letting me ask questions even outside of class, giving me lots of advice about the fashion industry, and critiquing my work. I've improved so much just in the last month by taking his classes, so I highly recommend doing tutoring with him.Paola, 31 lessons with Calvin
Experienced & knowlegable
Calvin is the real deal. As a highly-skilled & multi-faceted designer in the fashion industry, He understood our vision right away & began expert instruction on how to execute our products perfectly. He also shared his vast experience & resources to help us start our new venture successfully. Calvin is professional, extremely knowledgeable, and a pleasure to learn from & work with. My biz partner & I intend to continue working with Calvin as much as possible, as we are beyond thrilled to start our new business under his tutelage!Melanie, 3 lessons with Calvin
Very knowledgeable - will work together again
I was initially nervous about how virtual sewing and pattern making lessons would go, but I didn't need to be! After an initial interview/in-take session we created a learning plan to address my knowledge gaps so that I can be a confident sewer and make what I want to make! We're starting with a lined top, then utility pants/joggers, and then a simple jacket, next a more complex lined jacket. I'm so thrilled! I knew right away that I had selected the correct tutor--even though it was virtual he could easily and immediately see fitting issues, I think this is because he's worked in the industry for so long.Lyrana, 2 lessons with Calvin
Well-mannered, professional mentor
Calvin walked me through the beginning of pattern making a box pleat skirt, while sharing valuable knowledge and tips along the way. I would 100% recommend Calvin to any prospective clients looks for a tutor or mentor.Jack, 1 lesson with Calvin
Patient, Well-experienced & Passionate.
Calvin and I worked on a tailored Jacket dress through the various stages of draping and pattern drafting. He was quick to understand what I needed help with and knew exactly how to achieve the desired look & fit. Not only did he help with the practical work, but was also willing to explain other things to me so that I could note them down for future reference. I will definitely be working with Calvin again!Jodie , 1 lesson with Calvin
I worked with Calvin on learning the basics on a pants sloper. He was thorough and easy to understand. I finished the lesson understanding the process which is exactly what I wanted to know. I would highly recommend Calvin to any student who is a fashion design major.Catherine, 9 lessons with Calvin
Expert in the feild of fashion
Calvin was beyond what we expected. He is an expert in every facet of fashion with over 15 years experience and an impressive portfolio. It was a pleasure meeting with him and looking forward for more. Highly recommended!AnnMarie, 2 lessons with Calvin
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