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Pull up a seat, relax on our chaise and tell us your computing design dramas! Or if you don’t have any, we’ll share our tips and digital design ideas from years of industry and classroom experiences. We’re 3 NYC based designers and educators launching eLearning, webinars and blogging on digital fashion. We of course love getting our hands messy and use natural media too! Questions? Use our contact form and send us a note!
Geoffry Gertz is a designer, artist, educator and creative enthusiast working in the fashion industry for 20+ years. Creative problem solving has become Geoffry’s mantra designing for a global audience.
His career in fashion has spanned diverse design markets from international brands such as Perry Ellis, Issey Miyake and JOOP!; to large-scale fast fashion for Limited Brands; and the celebrity influence as the Creative Director for Hilary Duff. Gertz’s designs have been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Lucky, The New York Times, New York Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily.
Geoffry supports his creative vision through collaboration from the world’s leading mills, manufacturers and application of his technical knowledge to achieve editorial and profitable results. Currently, Geoffry is a fashion industry design consultant and Adjunct Faculty member at Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology teaching design, illustration and digital. Gertz also regularly posts on his mobile photog blog, FrameandBracket, featuring snaps and pics with his roving eye.
Maura Jurgrau is a textile-graphic designer and teacher, with twenty plus years experience in corporate and educational environments. At Parsons, she has held titles including Director of Fashion Computing, and Assistant Chair of BFA Fashion Design. She is presently Coordinator of the Digital Design curriculum for BFA Fashion, and a full-time faculty member.
Ms. Jurgrau is a pioneer in digital fabric printing and has been a speaker on this subject at CITDA & AATCC conferences, and Curator of “Exploring Digital Fashion & Textile Design”, in 2001, the first show of its kind in New York City, emphasizing new and emerging technologies and demystification of digital design processes. Between 1987 and 1994 Ms. Jurgrau was Computer Design Manager for R.H. Macy Corporate Buying and The Lesley Fay Companies. She is Partner in CMJ Design & Consulting offering expertise in design, software training, and curriculum development.
During her career she has consulted on projects and provided training for clients including: Polymer Group, DKNY Men’s, Natori, Walt Disney, GAP, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Liz Claiborne, Fila USA, Donna Haag, Brush Stroke Design, Ulster Weavers, and others. She is a long-time software trainer for Macy’s Merchandising Group, and helped to create “The Design Experience” seminar for design teams at that company. She holds U.S. design patents D561479, D561480, D055364, D0555909.
Christopher Musci is a Brooklyn based designer and educator specializing in visual communications and promotions for the fashion and entertainment industry. A design chameleon of sorts, his 20+ years of industry experience include graphic design for print and web, branding, product packaging/display design, public relations, and management of celebrity fan-based social networks.
Professional highlights include web/social network direction for Hilary Duff; and, design and PR for clients such as Nancy Geist, Butter, and Cynthia Rowley footwear collections; Easel; Sacco; and PGI.
Since 1996 Christopher has taught digital design for fashion in the BFA Fashion Program at Parsons The New School For Design. Prior he taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology and at the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University. Additionally, he develops and teaches digital design training seminars for designers at corporations such as Macy’s Merchandising Group, Natori, and Tiffany & Co.
Musci holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.