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Robin Schneider has worked for years in the fashion and television industries and has a unique perspective on both. She is a fiery ex-New Yorker who received an MFA in Technical Theater Production from CalArts. Robin currently teaches fashion CAD at The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, digital illustration for costume design at UCLA, Photoshop to industry costume designers at Studio Arts, and offers corporate and private CAD instruction.
In the fashion industry she has been head designer for a plus-size clothing company, a textile designer, and technical illustrator and designed over 400 patterns for her series of royalty-free seamless pattern books. She is the author of Adobe for Fashion: Illustrator CS5—the ultimate guide to drawing flats, which is quickly becoming the technical illustration bible for fashion students from NY to LA.
For television she has been a graphic designer for the prime-time shows JAG, CSI, NCIS, First Monday, Las Vegas, and Arliss, where she honed her talent for speed and efficiency. She recently took first place in Dekes Technique's Photoshop Challenge and was a finalist in the Anything Goes tutorial challenge. Her extensive and hybrid career in technical, computer and fashion design have given her the practical industry experience that makes her an inspiration to her students.