Mitch FrankTeaching Faculty, Design Studieshe/him/his

I take a craft-based approach to designing and making clothing and fabric. As an educator, I help students gain the craft skills that will empower them to make bold and authentic creative decisions in their own work. I draw on my professional experiences in the entrepreneurial fashion world (including as a sewing machine operator, apparel production manager, buyer, and designer) to provide insight into the realities of modern clothing production. My education in creative writing (BA) and fiber art (MFA) has helped me develop a strong conceptual and practical basis for teaching the fundamentals of clothing design and construction.

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See Also

  • Awards
    • Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize finalist, Talking Textiles, New York, NY, 2022
    • Windgate Fellowship and Award for Emerging Craft Artists Advancing Sustainability, Honoring The Future, Philadelphia, PA, 2022
    • President’s Award for Sustainability, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2021
    • Student Award, Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, Chattahoochee, GA, 2021
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  • Design Studies

Degree Program

  • BS Textiles & Fashion Design


  • MFA, Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Certificate, Fundamentals of Industrial Sewing and Production, Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center
  • BA, Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University


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