Once upon a time, each of our consultants was in the same position that you find yourself today:
hoping for a future in design, and wondering how he or she would ever make it there.
We've have built a network of professionals for our students / clients specifically to help with portfolio preparation. This includes fashion illustration, draping and garment construction.
Our tutors can also help prepare with ACT and SAT test preparation. Allow our consultants to prepare you for a future in the design industry and where you’re hoping to be.
"Design your life, was one of the very many words of wisdom I’ve taken from Susanna. I quickly learned that in any way you work with Susanna, she will passionately work with you to make your way within the industry on your own terms."
–Kyla Centeno, Designer
Susanna's experience in the fashion industry is wide ranging in both women's and menswear and has led her to work for a number of high profile brands including Christian Dior, Sigred Olsen, Liz Claiborne and Hickey Freeman as well as her own namesake brand. Her collection was sold to Neiman Marcus and 250 specialty stores. She has worked in Asia, Paris, Italy, Los Angeles and New York.
She most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Design and Creative Director for Xcel Brands with a team of 18 working on H Halston, IMNYC Isaac Mizrahi and Highline Collective. Susanna also consults with start up designers who are creating new brands and collections for the market.
Susanna graduated from Parson School of Design