Maria KurutzTeaching Faculty Emerit

I have developed my passion for fashion and fabrics from many angles and offer options into many areas of the textile and apparel design field to my students. As a lecturer for TAD since 2004, I am able to address the basics of design, fibers, fabric structures, garment and accessory construction, and pattern-making in the courses I teach.

My blended experiences in the field as a design assistant, retail manager, corporate fashion coordinator, custom designer, fashion show coordinator, pattern-maker, and substitute K-12 teacher provide enriching background to that course content. I demonstrate to students how the topics learned in class can be applied to the many areas of design while developing their own unique career path. I thoroughly enjoy teaching creative minds how to bring their ideas to life as beautiful and functional garments and accessories.

A white woman smiling, with brown hair, wearing a gray top, chunky necklace, and black pants.


  • Design Studies