Enthusiastic, passionate and highly motivated online learning and academic technologies specialist, and educator. Fashion industry expert with over 25 years of experience. Effective university professor with excellent ability to create, design, and deliver online instruction with top rated instructor performance evaluations each semester. Blackboard and Canvas expertise, facilitating online asynchronous communication with global students using various technologies to engage students, and encourage active participation in all aspects of the online educational process. Dedicated to creating learning experiences which enable graduates to increase their achievement goals to fulfill the needs of the industry.
-Facilitate self-assessment and hands on activities to create meaningful learning experiences and to encourage life-long learning.
-Dedication of student success through online learning, successful online pedagogy, and curriculum design.
-Ensure that the curriculum is current with the changing industry requirements.
-Provide clear netiquette guidelines for interaction between students increasing online discussions for a successful course.
-Design, develop, implement and evaluate new online courses at Parsons.
-Establish active and strong online teaching presence to guide students in their learning process using innovative and engaging activities and assessments with positive learning outcome.
-Create and implement pre-college workshops, researching through the market, for Parsons and F.I.T.
2013 – Present
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, New York, NY
Precollege Program – School of Continuing and Professional Studies
2005 – Present
Associate Online Professor
PARSONS, THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN, New York, NY
AAS Fashion Marketing : Fashion Marketing, Fashion Industry Profile, Introduction to the Fashion Industry, and Computer Aided Design
Open Campus/SPACE: Fashion Entrepreneurship, and Computer Aided Design
2002 - Present
Founder & Designer
ALEX B. INC., New York, NY
Head designer for Alex B. athleisure brand. Create men, women, and children’s athletic wear from concept to production.
Analyze designs and assess them to come up with enhanced solutions
Selected fabric and trimmings for finished garments
As the in-house textile print and embellishment designer, approve print strike-offs and artwork techniques for production
Create a complete branding package, including: brand identity, logo, website and marketing materials
1998 – 2002
Systems Analyst/Instructional Designer
EMANUEL UNGARO, New York, NY
Re-engineered the garment development process from design through production, evaluated and implemented product specification systems and CAD software solution.
Streamlined steps to shorten development time resulting in reduction of overtime by 50%.
Managed the development of software specifications and user interfaces.
Trained all design and production departments on software usage.
Created customized input/output forms for spec packages in order to meet company needs.
Contributed to the process of standardizing system configurations.
Communicated with vendor in regards to software enhancements, bug fixes and solving software related failures.
Evaluated and tested beta versions for vendor and Emanuel.
1996 – 1998
CAD Systems Director
JONES NY/NORTON MCNAUGHTON, New York, NY
Executed new technology in order to implement product development software.
Managed the development and execution of software and hardware test plans for 5 divisions within Naughton.
Handled training and support for design and production departments.
Researched and implemented 4 computer graphic and design system software stations.
Interfaced CAD design system with technical specification system.
Trained all departments in Windows 95, Word and Excel.
Created line catalogs used for in-house and retail merchandising.
Traveled extensively to the Animated Images test site to oversee and test new versions before released.
1995 – 1996
MEMBERS ONLY, New York, NY
Implemented new CAD technology for Members Only and Perry Ellis divisions.
Handled all aspects of styling, fabric merchandising, color stories and lab dip approvals.
Executed technical sketches for spec packages and overseas production.
Prepared presentation boards for theme, color-ways and fabrications.
1988 – 1995
CAD Systems Director (1991 – 1995)
Designer/Junior & Ladies Outerwear (1988 – 1991)
S. ROTHSCHILD, New York, NY
LARRY LEVINE, New York, NY
Executed new CAD technology for five divisions within Rothschild.
Introduced information resources that enabled project teams to resolve business and development issues.
Managed and staffed the creation of a CAD department.
Created presentation boards for sales force.
Responsible for color-ways, fabrications and accessory treatments for all lines.
Developed labels, hangtags, embroideries and screens for product identification.
Coordinated spec packages including the execution of technical sketches.
Handled all aspects of design for special programs including JCPenney and Walmart.
1987 – 1988
WINLIT FASHIONS, New York, NY
1985 – 1987
Associate Designer/Men’s and Young Men’s Outerwear
WINER INDUSTRIES, New York, NY
1983 – 1985
Associate Art Director
JCPENNEY, New York, NY
MARC ANDREW, DONNA KARAN, LARRY LEVINE, TALBOTS
LMS Platforms: Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle
CAD Applications: Adobe Suite; Lectra; U4ia Animated Images – StyleManager; Gerber/Artworks – PDM; Microdynamics/Lumena; Cadtex/Primavision;
Other Applications: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Office, Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Micrografx
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, New York, NY
QUALITY MATTERS CERTIFIED, 2015