Pratt Institute (Fashion Design)
Parsons School of Design, NYC (Other)
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) & 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 & croquie sketching fashion illustration by freehand & using water color, markers & Adobe Illustrator 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.
I am also able to offer instruction to pass your belt rank test in Tae Kwon Do. I have black belt for 28 years. 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) & 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 & croquie sketching fashion
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.
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!
Calvin is very knowledgeable and experienced. He is extremely helpful and patient when I am requesting help on projects. Anybody would be lucky to learn from him!
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As a Fashion / Technical designer working in the industry from freehand (including markers, watercolors to CADS) to work on the computer. I design for some of the big name brands to bring a concept to reality. My fashion Sketching has to be appealing, clear, and on point.
As a Life long Apple Macintosh user I started using the Macintosh computer products in high school, when I entered Pratt Institute I got more familiar with the MacBook and it's unique operating system. Now professionally I use the I Mac everyday at work in the fashion field. I am very comfortable with all the Macintosh products to share my knowledge to help someone else master the Mac.
I am a Third degree black belt in the art of Tae Kwon Do, Korean Karate. This Martial Art is 75% feet and 25% hand work. I have been an active member of this Art for the past 25 years.
I have been Painting portraits and landscape type art for over 33 years. I started painting in Watercolor and acrylic mediums then moved on to oil painting, all done honing the classic impressionist style mastering it with my personal contemporary style. Because of my career (as a fashion designer) I am now considered a watercolor specialist for most all my designs are done in watercolor.
As A master pattern maker, I correct and approve samples for production before their on sale at retail, for some of the biggest name brand Designer garments in the New York Fashion industry, names like Tommy Hilfiger to Polo Ralph Lauren. As a Technical Designer I wear many hats in bringing the designers concept
to life. In short I have to know all sewing and finishing techniques to fix and correct garments from swim wear, jackets, coats, Jeans and sweaters. All this was learned at Pratt Institute where I earned a BFA in Fashion Design.