Mon, Aug 22, 2022
How Fitting Podcast: Developing Fashion That Fits Your Customer, Lifestyle, and Values with Ellie Wilcox, Xochil Herrera Scheer, Connie Bourgeois, and host Alison Hoenes I had the opportunity to be on the How Fitting Podcast, hosted by Alison Hoenes. I was joined by fellow product development experts and fashion freelancers, Ellie Wilcox of Digitech Design…
Tue, Jun 21, 2022
Earlier this spring I recorded a conversation with Kathryn Spitznagle on the Rock Star Millennial Podcast.
Wed, May 11, 2022
Xochil and her team bring strong expertise and genuine care to collaborate with brands, guiding them through the pre-production prototyping process, with the goal of creating beautiful and functional products that are ready to take to market.
Mon, May 9, 2022
In April I recorded a conversation with JP Lamp on the Triple F Podcast. We talked about how to get noticed as a new brand, working with a pattern maker, and all the steps involved in the product development process.
Wed, Jun 16, 2021
I am honored to be selected as a SPESA Rising Star and share a little about my work in the sewn products industry, and where I see myself going in the future.
Thu, Apr 29, 2021
Pandemic has brought opportunities to grow, learn, teach
Thu, Feb 4, 2021
In the summer of 2019, I was a guest speaker for students at the Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts in partnership with After School Matters, Fashion Design and YOU!. This portion of the talk focuses on my professional journey to becoming "The Chicago Pattern Maker".
Wed, Jun 24, 2020
Last fall I recorded this interview with Sew Heidi on the Successful Fashion Designer podcast, and talked about how to get your designs into production - all the steps involved in the product development process.
Mon, May 4, 2020
We had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Threaded Shaping Fashion Virtual Forum on April 18th, to kick off Fashion Revolution Week.
Mon, May 6, 2019
Hopefully my message inspired someone in the audience -- and I'm pleased to share highlights from this talk (edited down from an hour) for you!
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
I was interviewed by Jen Veguilla-Lezan for an episode of Make+Create Podcast. We talk about the transition from design school to entrepreneurship in a bad economy, balancing work and motherhood, and the role technology plays in fashion design.
Tue, Apr 10, 2018
I'm excited to share a recent feature in Voyage Chicago - which is a site dedicated to telling the stories of creatives, artists and entrepreneurs in the Chicago area.
Fri, Mar 23, 2018
Last month I met Hannah Lynn of The Full Color Life, and we sat down for a fun interview, where we discussed Chicago fashion, how I got my start in the industry and what it means to have a capsule wardrobe.
Mon, May 16, 2005
I participated in the student fashion show at The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago, and imagine my surprise to find that the show, and my Feathered Femmes collection, were featured in a large full color photo in the article "Co-Ed Couture" in the Chicago Sun Times!
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