Faculty Profile

Susan Abplanalp
Lecturer, Design

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.

At UCD, Susan Abplanalp teaches DES 014: Design Illustration and DES 171: Fashion Illustration.

Course Description

DES 014: Design Drawing (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor; students with a background in drawing or Advanced Placement Art Studio units are encouraged to submit a portfolio for review to waive this course. Priority given to Design majors. Drawing as a tool for design. Basic skills in objective observation and representation, including line, shape, tone, and space. Drawing as a tool for formulating and working through design problems.

Course Description

DES 171: Fashion Drawing: Technical and Illustration (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Exploration of fashion design processes for industry within the social and physical context. Emphasis on two-dimensional conceptualization of ideas, garment construction, and ideation processes utilizing commercial textiles. Field trip required.

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