Susan Abplanalp is the Founder, Owner and CEO of Emery Street Inc.
Emery Street Inc. is a Consulting Service in the Global Garment Industry. This includes Original Design, Illustration, Development and Technical Design, Pattern making, Private Label Production, and Fitting. Previously, Susan worked in the Corporate Garment industry at Gap Inc. as the Sr. Manager for Banana Republic Technical Design Services. In addition to running her own business, Susan teaches as a lecturer at the California College of the Arts, and UC Davis.
B.S. Graphic Design, University of Minnesota Minneapolis (2009)
Patrice’s research focuses on re-framing complex issues in healthcare with a creative lens, and improving the medical experience through innovative documentation and communication strategies. She is currently developing a web-based application in collaboration with the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing that will help California residents effectively think about and document their end-of-life health care wishes.
B.S. with Honors, Design, UC DavisM.A. Museum Studies, with an emphasis in education and interpretation, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA
Rose Kelly combines a variety of textile techniques with printing, painting and drawing into what she calls “three-dimensional collage.” Travel is one of her major sources of inspiration and references to countries she has explored, such as Bhutan, Burma and Laos, can be seen in her art. After college, a series of residencies, including a 3-month residency at Altos de Chavon, in the Dominican Republic, an affiliate of Parson School of Design and two multi-year California Art Council grants, allowed her the time to continue experimenting and making art.
Lecturer in Visual Communication. Gale Okumura’s professional graphic design practice brings a valuable component to teaching in the visual communication area of the Department of Design at UC Davis. Her 27 years of experience in the graphic design field provide creative design solutions for a variety of her clients’ visual communication needs. Her interest in agriculture brings another dimension to graphic design in the form of packaging. She is designing brand recognition for various rice products, which will be distributed in the Hawaiian market and later in the Pacific Rim areas.
B.A. Graphic Design, Tehran Azad University, Iran (2003)M.A. Graphic Design, Tehran Azad University, Iran (2006)M.Arch., Architecture, Tehran Azad University, Iran (2009)M.F.A. Design, UC Davis, 2015
Mahan’s thesis topic for his MFA in Design at UC Davis concerns how to exhibit architecture in a meaningful and effective way using augmented reality technology. He is also the Architectural manager in solar decathlon.
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