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Michael J. Einsohn

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Einsohn started his design career at age 18 costuming theatrical productions. He attended the conservatory program for costume design at DePaul University in Chicago, where he studied figure drawing, rendering, art and design. While in Chicago, he interned at Boutiki, assisting a local designer, and worked on theatrical productions at the Blackstone Theatre, the Basement Theatre at Voltaire and the Neo-Futurarium.

In 1996 he returned to school at the University of North Texas, where he served as CAD lab assistant and student teacher for digital pattern making and was a founding member of the student group Fashion Massive. In 2001 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fashion design from UNT, having been honored as “Outstanding Design Student of the Year” in 1999 and winning the National Association of Men's Sportswear Buyer's award for his senior collection in 2001.

Working full time as a freelance dress designer after graduation, Michael assisted Dallas fashion icon Jan Strimple with styling, costume design and fashion show production. He designed and constructed costumes and clothing for the 2003 and 2007 fashion shows of the Dallas chapter of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), a nonprofit that is one of the largest and most successful fundraising organizations benefiting people with HIV and AIDS.

As production coordinator for several lines at The Apparel Group, he worked on daily overseas communication, uploading spec packs for production, working closely with the in-house CAD textiles team, audio production for trend presentations, production sample quality control and trial weave approvals.

Designing in diverse media, Michael has been creating custom clothing, special occasion dresses, bridal gowns, runway events, retail store displays and costumes for 20 years. He teaches Introduction to Women's Tailoring in the Fashion Design program.