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Fashion Design at El Centro
Program Coordinator, Fashion Design program, El Centro
History With DCCCD
Since 2012 - Fashion Design program coordinator
Bachelor’s degree in fashion design, University of Minnesota with minors in textiles and dance
Related Professional Experience
Nearly 30 years of industry experience in both Dallas and Los Angeles includes working as business owner, designer, product developer and sales representative, including:
Designing, prototyping and providing technical specifications for clothing lines
Coordinating production between overseas factories and line production in the U.S.
Initiating new styles with patternmakers, cutters and sewing operators
Creating and merchandising seasonal lines
Fabric sourcing, pattern making, fitting and producing first samples
Managing employees in design, sales, production and customer service
Early experience in Minnesota included working as a sales representative for the McCall Pattern Company and as assistant manager of new designs with the Sharpe Manufacturing Company
Patternmaking, collection design, sketching, tailoring, introduction to mass production and special topics in fashion design and illustration
Also serves as advisor to the Fashion Society Club, coordinating an annual student fashion show and arranging guest speakers, field trips and opportunities with the local fashion industry for student enrichment.
Professional Memberships and Associations
Member of Fashion Group International
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