I am an accessory designer, book author and associate professor at Parsons School of Design. I teach accessory design thesis studio and creative tech studio at the School of Fashion and design and technology classes at the School of Art Media and Technology. I specialize in creating and leading workshops in accessory design, fashion and technology, and wearable tech.
My career started as a fashion designer at Marc Jacobs and Polo Jeans, designing knitwear. My interest in accessories and love for gadgets lead me to start my own company in 2003, developing fashion for technology. I created some of the first luxury leather iPod cases on the market and started a successful e-commerce business. This idea transitioned into an affordable line, sold at Target stores throughout the country. Since then, I have designed accessories for some of the most famous brands in the world like Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren and published the first comprehensive, college level textbook Accessory Design. (Fairchild Books/Bloomsbury Publishing)
My interest in Fashion and Technology evolved through my graduate degree: MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design.
My second book: Fashion and Technology, A Guide to Materials and Applications was co-authored with Katherine Moriwaki and was published by Fairchild Books, Bloomsbury Publishing in 2016.
My resume is available upon request