EDUCATION

2008 Masters of Fine Arts in Costume Design, Florida State University

                  Focusing on Costume Design and Technology, Fabric Modification, Costume History and Costume 

                  Crafts

 

2004 Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago

                 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015 – Present                              Mount Mary University – Milwaukee, WI

                                                      Co-chair of Fashion Department

 

2014 – Present                              Mount Mary University – Milwaukee, WI

                                                      Assistant Professor – Fashion Design

 

2013 – 2014                                  Mount Mary University – Milwaukee, WI

                                                      Instructor– Fashion Design

 

2010 – 2013                                   International Academy of Design and Technology – Chicago

                                                      Adjunct Faculty – Fashion Design

 

2013                                              International Academy of Design and Technology – Schaumburg

                                                      Adjunct Faculty – Fashion Design

 

2010 – 2011                                  Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg, IL

                                                      Part Time Faculty – Fashion Design

 

2009                                              Art Institute of Seattle

                                                      Adjunct Faculty – Fashion Design

 

2008 – 2009                                   International Academy of Design and Technology – Seattle

                                                      Adjunct Faculty – Fashion Design

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

2015 “A Parisian Salon: Nurturing the Creative Spirit” with the Paris American Academy

2010 Kaledo Knits and Wovens Workshop with Andrea Kolasinski Marcinkus

2008 Knitwear Design Workshop with Debbie Abrams

2007 Corset Making New Construction Techniques Workshop with Jeff Leider

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2014 Tenure Track Faculty, Mount Mary University

2011 Quality Service Award, Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

2005 Costume Design Assistantship, Florida State University

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Mount Mary University – Milwaukee

FSH107                                    Survey for Fashion

FSH110                                    Construction Techniques

FSH150                                    Designroom Techniqes I

FSH210                                    Designroom Techniques II

FSH321                                    History of Western Costume

FSH462                                    Senior Collection I

FSH463                                    Senior Collection II

 

International Academy of Design and Technology - Chicago

FN120                                    Patternmaking I

FN240                                    Draping II

FN310                                    Couture Techniques*

FN311                                    Design II

FN400                                    Special Topics – Paper*

FN400                                    Special Topics – Stretch*

FN400                                    Special Topics – Digital Pattern and Print Design*

FN420                                    Special Topics – Knitwear*

FN420                                    Special Topics – Underpinnings*

FN410                                    Design III

FN411                                    Design IV

FN430                                    Career Portfolio Development

FN440                                    Senior Project for Fashion Design

 

International Academy of Design and Technology - Schaumburg

FN420                                    Special Topics – Stretch Fabrics*

 

Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

FD233                                    Draping and Fit Analysis

FMM150                                Costume History

FD220                                    Fundamentals of Patternmaking

FD224                                    Advanced Patternmaking

FD336                                    Surface Design*

FD303                                    Concept and Line Development

FD219                                    Knitwear*

FD311                                    Special Topics – Costume Design*

FD321                                    Special Topics – Underpinnings*

FD415                                    Senior Project

FD416                                    Product Development

 

Art Institute of Seattle

FD239                                    Fashion Illustration

FD251                                    Textiles

FD155                                    Early History of Fashion

FD327                                    Surface Design

FD261                                    Applied Textiles

 

International Academy of Design and Technology - Seattle

FD101                                    Fashion Principles

FD115                                    Patternmaking I

FD281                                    Costume History

FD121                                    Textiles

FD215                                    Patternmaking II

FD231                                    Fashion Design I

FD331                                    Trend Forecasting

FD391                                    Special Topics – Stretch *

 

*New course development

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2016                                       Handweavers Guild of America

2015                                       Costume Society of America

2012 – 2013                           Fashion Group International – Chicago Chapter

2011 – 2012                           Chicago Fashion Foundation

2007 – 2008                           Knitting Guild of America

2006 – 2007                           Surface Design Association

 

FREELANCE

Pearson Education – Tutorial Video Series: Building Your Digital Fashion Design Portfolio

MultiTaskers LLC – Patternmaker and sample garment construction

L & L Designs LLC – Garment and accessory construction

Attention Seeking Behavior LLC – Consultant, Patternmaker and sample garment construction

 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTES/DEPARTMENT COMMITTEES

2015                  Ebony Fashion Events and Garment Exhibition– Mount Mary University and Milwaukee Art Museum

2015                  School of Art and Design Search Committee – Mount Mary University

2014                  Historic Costume Collection Donation Review Committee – Mount Mary University

2012                  Admission Review of Fashion Design Portfolios – IADT Chicago

2012                  Department Representative for Faculty Council – IADT Chicago

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Warped Milwaukee, Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 2015

Warped Milwaukee, Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 2014

 

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Mount Mary University Faculty Exhibition, Marian Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2015

 

PERSONAL DESIGN

2015     Hover Craft – Participant in selling original designs at a juried show – Milwaukee, WI

2015     Maker Market – Participant in selling original designs at juried market – Milwaukee, WI

2014     Hover Craft – Participant in selling original designs at a juried show - Milwaukee, WI

2014     Crafter’s Marketplace – Participant in selling original designs, Milwaukee, WI

2014     Warped Milwaukee – Participant in juried exhibit featuring Fiber Artists in Milwaukee

2014     Bay View Art in the Park – Participant in selling original designs, Milwaukee, WI

 

COSTUME DESIGN

     Florida State University

          Design                                                                                          Director

                  Into The Woods                                                                    Fred Chappell                                        2007

                  As You Like It                                                                       Peter Bennett                                         2006

                  Julius Caesar Shortcuts                                                       Matthew Burgos                                    2006

                  Charlotte’s Web                                                                    Nathan Sense                                         2005

 

          Dyer / Painter

                  The Birds                                                                              Tammie Noelle Merheb                         2007

                  The Tamer Tamed                                                                 Alysha DeVries                                      2008

                  Sweeney Todd                                                                       Colleen Muscha                                      2007

                  The Philadelphia Story                                                         Alyssa Rose Leach                                 2007

                  Afternoon of the Elves                                                          Kelly Homan                                           2007

 

Florida State University Film School, Costume Designer for Thesis Film, My Four Inch Precious

 

COSTUME TECHNOLOGY

      Chicago Shakespeare Theater                                                     

          Cutter/Draper                                                                              Designer

                  Romeo and Juliet                                                                Ana Kuzmanic                                      2010

 

     Florida State University

          Patternmaking and Stitching                                                      Designer

                  The Tamer Tamed                                                               Alysha DeVries                                    2008

                  The Philadelphia Story                                                       Alyssa Rose Leach                                2007

                  Sweeney Todd                                                                     Colleen Muscha                                     2007

                  Amadeus                                                                             Deepsikha Chatterjee                             2006

                  The Mystery of Edwin Drood                                             Jenna Fawn Brown                                 2006

                  Sweet Charity                                                                     R. Michael Johns                                    2005

 

     Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

          First Hand and Patternmaker

                  As You Like It                                                                      Michelle Bombe                                    2006

COMMUNITY

2014, 2015   Volunteer Board Member for the ABK Weaving Center – Milwaukee, WI

2014, 2015   Riverwest ArtWalk – Organizer for the ABK Weaving Center gallery participation, Milwaukee

2014, 2015   Victory Gardens Initiative – Garden mentor for new urban gardeners in Milwaukee

2013   Chicago Master Gardener Training Program

2011Chicago ‘Bike Chic’ Fashion Show – Sponsored by the city of Chicago