Victoria Taylor has a Bachelor of Fine Art in Fashion Design from the University of North Texas with a minor in Marketing. Victoria worked in the Dallas market for several years and had various job experiences within the fashion industry including, customer service rep, sample lace cutter, designer assistant, first pattern maker, production pattern maker and Lectra Systems tech for marking and grading, to name a few. Victoria has been an instructor at ACC for the last 3 years and has been instrumental in helping the Fashion Design Certificate program develop. She has continued her love of learning new skills, with recent training courses using the new Gerber Technologies software Yunique PLM, Accumark 2D and Accumark 3D and training on the Gerber Cutworks Z1 Cutter. Victoria will start in Fall 2019 as the Department Chair for the new Fashion Design program and Professor for the new Associates of Applied Science Fashion Design program that will be launched in Spring 2020.
Amy Hopkins has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute and 20 years of Fashion Industry experience. She has worked with major retailers and manufacturers as a design director in New York. She now has a design consulting company in Austin, where she also develops her own product line.