industry partners

Our advisory board members form the vital link between ADAM workrooms and the fashion industry. 

 

Members work in diverse areas of the fashion industry and advise on a variety of subjects including current industry practices and methods, technological trends, fashion forecasting, employment data, curriculum development and methods of instruction.

These connections allow students to network, obtain employment, internships or start their own business.

 

  • claire shaeffer    1968 ADAM graduate  (designer – pattern maker – respected couture author, lecturer and columnist)
  • veronica smith    1982-83 ADAM student  (Richmond – Design Veronique – designer, owner)
  • ann schmitt    1983 ADAM graduate  (San Francisco – Byer – manager of technical design)
  • beth mahar    1984 ADAM graduate  (San Francisco – Athleta – former senior technical designer)
  • autumn adamme    1988-89 ADAM student  (San Francisco/New Orleans – Dark Garden – bespoke corset expert, corset maker for Dita Von Teese, boutique owner)
  • stella carakasi    1995 ADAM graduate (Berkeley – Stella Carakasi – creative director, owner)
  • kym surani    1995 ADAM graduate (Benicia – High End Uniform – creative director, owner)
  • tina ragozzino    1995 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Ingrid & Isabel – director of technical design)
  • brian glueck    1998 ADAM graduate (Denver – The North Face – product development manager)
  • trish lee    2007 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – bridal wear designer, owner)
  • jessica riquetti    2009 ADAM graduate (Vancouver – lululemon – senior designer menswear)
  • remy ramirez    2011 ADAM graduate (Austin – Tidal Magazine – executive fashion editor)
  • susan leung    2012 ADAM graduate  (Denver – The North Face – product developer)
  • tina martin    2012 ADAM graduate (Oakland – Sagebox Studio/aesti – designer, owner)
  • molly nicola    2013 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – designer)
  • rebecca kartage    2014 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – technical innovation research)
  • ben bell    2016 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – technical innovation research manager)
  • gloria lee    2017 ADAM graduate (Alameda – Janene’s Bridal Boutique – alterations)
  • nina sawant    2018 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – VIDA – product developer)
  • nicole thibodaux    2018 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – garment developer assistant)
  • kara laricks    (NYC – NBC’s Fashion Star Winner, season one)
  • brenda mikel    (NYC – Reem Acra – atelier director, head patternmaker/draper)
  • naji batanian    (NYC – Azzedine Alaia – brand ambassador)
  • milen krastev    (NYC – Mad Tailor Leather – designer, pattern maker, owner)
  • colleen crivello    (Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods – technical designer)
  • shady elias    (Detroit – Chrysler – designer of trims, colors, materials)
  • elaine hamblin    (Oakland – kosa arts – garment developer, owner)
  • tammy fong    (San Francisco – former product development specialist)
  • jill giordano    (Sausalito – gr.dano – creative director, owner)
  • sylvaine guille    (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – fit developer specialist)
  • steven heard    (Portland – Wills Manufacturing – patternmaker, owner)
  • jennifer jann    (NYC – JJ – creative consultant)
  • steve kim    (Jacksonville – Fanatics Inc. – sourcing director)
  • genevieve peterson    (Denver– JanSport – international market development manager)
  • jose quiroga    (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – fit developer specialist)
  • maria rivera    (San Diego – MPR Development – manager of apparel design and manufacturing)
  • danette scheib    (San Francisco – Lemon Twist – designer, owner)
  • kara sennett    (NYC – Nicholas the Label – sweater designer)
  • stephanie verrieres    (Oakland – Verrieres & Sako – PLAE – designer)
  • qianya vinson    (San Francisco – Margaret O’Leary – Stitch Fix – former stylist, assistant designer)
  • natalija walbridge    (Duluth, Minnesota – Dock 5 – textile print designer)
  • fanny zhou    (San Francisco – Saks Fifth Avenue)