Kimberly Phoenix
Human Centered Design

T31 - Human Ecology Building (HEB)


For the past 20 years I have worked with undergraduate students as a teaching support specialist, first in the costume shop of the theatre department of the College of Arts and Science and now in the Apparel Design program.  I work with students helping them to reach their goals.  I also support the Apparel Faculty getting the spaces ready for teaching, lecturing when needed and supporting them in their research.

Continue to look fit and patterning on custom dress forms

I attend the annual ITAA conference.  In 2019 I co-lead a pre-conference workshop with Prof Kristen Morris, entitled Creating Custom Half-Scale Dress Forms From 3D Body Scans. I have also attended the educators' meeting at the annual Fashion Scholarship Fund Gala.

I continue to work with a community group who is continuing the Days for Girls project.

I interact with students in small groups or one on one.  Our interactions are hands-on working side by side to complete projects.  I work with the students helping with patterning, fit and CAD programs.  I work with students teaching how to program and knit with our industrial knitting machine.  In the past, I have worked extensively with students creating half scale forms to aid them in their design process. I also teach FSAD 1450 and FSAD 1140. In 2019 I became the faculty advisor for the Cornell Fashion Collective.

FSAD 1050  Foundations of Garment Construction

FSAD 1140 Fashion CAD

FSAD 1450 Introduction to Fashion Design



MA ‘18

Fiber Science Apparel Design, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Thesis: Custom Half-Scale Form as a Patterning Tool (advisor: Prof Susan Ashdown)


BS’ 12

Fiber Science Apparel Design Management – Marketing, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York



I am the faculty advisor for the Cornell Fashion Collective

Working with Prof T. Lewis I oversee the submission of our student work to the FSF scholarship case study competition each year.

I also coordinate the annual photoshoot of student work for ITAA design competition.

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