Master of Fine Arts in Fiber, California State University, Long Beach, 2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textile Design, California State University, Long Beach 1996
Testing Lab Certification, AATCC testing labs, North Carolina, 2012
Color Lab Certification X-Rite, 2011
For more than fifteen years, I have been engaged as a textiles legal witness for issues of copyright infringement and forensic fabric identification in more than 100 matters. My services include trial graphics, expert reports, declarations, depositions and testimony. As a result of my education, teaching, and research experience, I have developed significant expertise in recognizing and analyzing the elements and styles of global textile designs.
I authored a successful text/swatch book, currently in its fourth edition, entitled “Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics”, published by Fairchild Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. The text is focused on the identification and application of fabrics for the fashion world. “Swatch Reference Guide for Interior Fabrics” is also available.