School Of Apparel Design and Development Instructor and TAC Committee Chair.
Charlie grew up behind a sewing machine working in his father’s company Tack and Stitch Upholstery in Buffalo, New…
Charlie grew up behind a sewing machine working in his father’s company Tack and Stitch Upholstery in Buffalo, New York.
The sewing skills learned during those formative years proved to be a valuable asset as he developed his artistic abilities while earning a Bachelors’ Degree in Design with a concentration in Theatre From SUNY College at Buffalo. The Theatre led Charlie to relocate in Seattle, Washington where he joined the world famous Seattle Group Theatre company serving in various creative positions of the design team. Ultimately, he joined the permanent staff as Resident Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager. Sadly, The Group was not able to continue normal operations due to lost funding and closed.
In search of apparel pattern making skills, Charlie attended SCCC AD&D program. The program opened the industry doors, and Charlie explored a varied path of career development in Seattle through Men’s Apparel Design at Nordstrom, Private Label Backpack and Travel Accessories Design at Pacific Market International (PMI), Luggage Design and Creative Marketing at Carry Gear Solutions (CGS), and Travel Goods Manufacturing Sales and marketing at Grown-up Group.
Today Charlie teaching Manufacturing at AD&D and is the Chair of our TAC Committee.