My name is Cassandra and I am an artist and designer born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. For the past 10 years I have explored an array of interests in a professional capacity, namely chemistry, fashion design, costume design and textiles. While much innovation happens in these respective fields and at the intersections of them, I have yet to find a way to marry my interests until I learned about the Fabricademy program at Dassault Systèmes, located in Waltham, MA.
I am always learning. Whether that is informally, in association with an educational institution or through experience.
- Simmons University, B.S., Chemistry, Art, Boston MA, 2006-2010
- Thesis: Optimization of base promoted poly-lactic acid hydrolysis for future applications,
- Study Abroad: Human Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, SA, Summer 2009
- University of Oregon, Material Science Institute, M.S., Chemistry, Polymers and Coatings, Eugene, OR, 2010 - 2011
- Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Fashion Design Certificate, Boston, MA, 2013-2017
- Fabricademy, Dassault Systèmes, Waltham, MA 2019-2020
My interests include: sewing, pattern drafting, draping, garment construction, millinery, textile making and design techniques (hands-on and digital printing), and fabric/fiber manipulation. I am familiar with a wide array of textiles and interfacings; I understand their properties not just on a macro level but molecularly. I am comfortable using technology and instrumentation to execute concepts as well as being resourceful when it comes to creating designs from non-traditional materials.
Creative Practice + Previous Work¶
Inspiration + Musings¶
Guiding Texts + Resources + Reference Materials¶
A selection of books that I refer to on a regular basis and are integral to my creative practice. I’ll be adding to this list throughout the course.