Diane Green is the Chair for the Fashion Department. In addition to her teaching and advising duties, she also coordinates the student dressers for fashion shows at Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. She is the former San Francisco correspondent for W and Women's Wear Daily, as well as the Fashion Editor of the Nob Hill Gazette and Contributing Fashion Editor of San Francisco Focus Magazine. As a fashion consultant, she produced Macy's Accessory seminars, presented fashion seminars for the Shaklee Corporation, produced fashion segments on KPIX's "People Are Talking" and Evening Magazine. In addition she was an image consultant for the news anchors on KPIX and KQED. Diane had her own Public Relations firm, Diane Green International Public Relations for 15 years. Some of her clients have been: Chanel, Gianni Versace, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Frette, Bottega Veneta, Britex Fabrics, Bogner and LaBelle Day Spas & Salons, to name a few. An expert on haute couture, she often attends the Paris couture fashion shows and recently wrote an article for the San Francisco Chronicle on "Crafting Couture".
Education: B. A., Brooklyn College; M. A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; Interior Design, Wilsey Institute, New York.
Janice Sullivan graduated in Textiles from Boston University and Massachusetts College of Art with a Masters in Art Education. She has been living in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1982, teaching classes in Textiles and exhibiting her work both locally and nationally. She has taught at City College of San Francisco since 1995. In her twenty year study of loom manipulated, multi-tensioned double weave, she has pioneered a new approach to sculptural textiles. Her work is represented in many corporate and private collections across the country including several Kaiser-Permanente Medical Centers, Moody's Investment Services, Quantum Corporation, Summit Medical Center & Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital.
Kamille Hitz graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Fashion Design. While in school she worked for a women's blouse company, Flatiron Workshop. After graduation, she spent 5 1/2 years as an assistant designer and colorist for Eileen Fisher. She then moved to the Bay area and designed for Travelsmith Outfitters catalog. Outside of CCSF, she currently has her own company in dance and dance clothing. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Armstrong is a Personal Development/Image Consultant and founded Artist Development/Imagemaking in 1988. It is a unique consulting service specializing is self-esteem building, beauty makeovers and personal life coaching for performing artist. She has conducted personal development seminars and workshops for companies, organizations and individuals to help them eliminate self-defeating behaviors. Her music related projects have included dressing artists for album covers and videos, producing fashion and talent shows, conducting tours to Bay Area recording studios and freelancing as a writer for performing artists. Her clients have included San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, Chevron, Brookside Hospital, San Francisco Renaissance Entrepreneurial Center and The Plant Recording Studio (to name a few). She is on San Francisco State University’s Hospitality Management Advisory Board, a member with the Chamber of Commerce, a former Board of Governor with the Recording Academy (a.k.a. The Grammy's), a Co-Chair for the Urban Outreach Committee with the Recording Academy and a former member of KQED’s Community Advisory Panel. Kelly has a special major degree in Public Relations and Music Business Management from San Francisco State University.
Lynda Maynard has been in business for the past 20 years creating haute couture garments for a private clientele. In recent years, she has been creating soft goods for the home in bedding, table linens, window treatments, pillows. She had a short stint (about one year) co‑producing a locally aired cable TV show, Sew Savvy and has gone on to produce her own show for another year, Passion For Fashion. Lynda Maynard has been teaching in the Bay Area for the past eleven years and has a B. A. in home economics from SJSU.
Wendy L. Miller has been sewing for fun and professionally most of her life. She has taught classes at The Sewing Workshop for many years and began teaching at CCSF in 2005. Since 1980 she has owned FRIPPERY, a custom sewing business that provides high‑quality design, patternmaking and sewing services for clothing and home decoration. Wendy has been involved in San Francisco Carnaval as a dancer, costumer and organizer since the mid‑1980's. She has won many costume awards for her work, and has served as a parade judge and on the Carnaval Advisory Committee. She is also a painter, who is currently represented by Spindrift Gallery and Fono on Sutter.
Durand Guion is the Men's Fashion Director for Macy's West, where he is responsible for forecasting trend and color direction as well as building and maintaining the fashion image for the West Coast Division of Federated Department Stores. As a San Francisco native, Durand has worked for a number of retail institutions including Judy's Merchandising Corporation, I Magnin, The Emporium and The Sharper Image. His wide range of fashion related expertise covers store management, visual merchandising, buying and fashion styling. Durand is a regular contributor to local and national press including Daily New Record, Men's Health, Esquire, The San Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times.
Judy Jackson has over 25 years of teaching experience in the field of Fashion Design and has taught at many schools including SF State, FIDM, Santa Rosa Junior College and Canada College. She has a Master’s degree from San Francisco State, where her research centered on the design and development of nineteenth century women’s costume. Her interest in costuming has also led to “second career” as a theater costumer and designer. Judy has done free lance work for such Bay Area companies as San Francisco Ballet, Oakland Ballet and Beach Blanket Babylon and has designed costumes for many local theater companies. Judy teaches a wide range of courses in the fashion design curriculum, including Textiles, History of Costume and Tailoring. She considers pattern development to be her particular specialty, teaching flat pattern, computer aided pattern development and grading, draping and historic patternmaking at various Bay Area colleges. She has taught at City College since 1990.
Paul Gallo began his career at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He was so into this industry, he was interning on 7th Avenue before he graduated with his degree. He had his first line of clothing by the age of 21 and his designs have appeared in magazines, TV, movies and the web ever since. He has become a master patternmaker, draper and can construct any type of garment. His current company, Gallofornia, is 10 years old and has costumed productions for many Bay Area theatres, designed menswear lines and produced hundreds of custom made outfits for dancers, singers and riff-raff. Paul has had fabulous fashion and gallery shows of his work. He has been teaching 1 or 2 classes a week for 19 years at various colleges and art schools across America. It is his attempt to unleash creativity in his fellow humans and give them technical skills to back up their artistic vision. Having your intrinsic talents become your work for the benefit of all is part of the goal. Paul continues to take on various projects that involve art and fashion and to share that knowledge with people looking to express themselves in the language of clothing.
Lorraine Wilner has been involved in the fashion business for 20 years. She spent 8 years designing knitwear for junior houses in New York and spent 50% of her time developing product in Asia. From 1984 to 1996, she owned Bubble & Squeak, a children's clothing line based in Los Angeles. She was educated at the Boston Museum School in Massachusetts.
Tifani Wilt Marsay has been teaching retail buying at CCSF since 2002. Most recently Tifani was an employee of Restoration Hardware, working in Product Development. Her focus was identifying areas of opportunity and growth, and developing product from inception through final sample for the areas of Bath, Hardware and Lighting. Before Restoration Hardware, she was an employee of Macy's West for over 12 years. The past 9 years at Macys, she worked in the fashion office, first as Fashion Director for Shoes and Accessories, then for 5 years as Women's Fashion Director overseeing a business of $1.3 billion. Her duties as Fashion Director include forecasting and communicating fashion trends and growth opportunities for various buying, merchandising and advertising strategies. She also worked with the Private Label groups in developing unique and trend right assortments. Prior to working in the fashion office, Tifani was a buyer in Women's Sportswear.
Patricia Bruvry, a native of the Bay Area, received a B.A. in textiles from San Franciso State in Textiles and an M.F.A. in Fiber and Mixed Media from John F. Kennedy U. She owned a business, "Art to Wear: in Mill Valley She has taught Quilting, Weaving, Surface Design, Art to Wear and Sewing in the Fashion Department for 17 years. Patricia also teaches Art at Saint Mark's School in San Rafael. She created murals at a school in South Africa and taught art and quilting in Beijing China. She creates Art Quilts and has exhibited her quilts throughout the United States and Internationally.
Deborah Corsini has rejoined the staff of the fashion Department at CCSF to teach the tapestry class. She has enjoyed a lifelong passion, interest and pursuit for weaving, textiles and art making. She has a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts (now CCA) and a MA from SF State University. Tapestry weaving has remained her primary art technique and she is pursuing her artistic career creating wedge weave tapestries and exhibiting her work nationally. Her tapestries are included in the collections of U.S. Embassies in Sofia, Bulgaria and Astana, Kazakhstan. Her multi-faceted artistic career has spanned a variety of pursuits that include teaching weaving and workshops (Including beginning weaving at CCSF) to owning a small hand crafted business— Woven Silks—in which she wove one-of-a-kind ikat silk scarves, to working as the Creative Director and chief designer for a textile company specializing in fabrics for the quilt market. Currently, she is curator of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.