Marianne Egan

Instructor

Department: School of Design & Human Environment
Office: 230 Milam Hall
Phone: 541.737.8067
Email: marianne.egan@oregonstate.edu


Research Interests

  • Footwear Design
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Historical and modern techniques used to create understructures in couture garments
  • Historical and modern corset building
  • Computer Design

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Education

Master of Science,
Title of Thesis:Culture as an Inspiration for Couture and Ready to Wear Apparel
Oregon State University, December 2005
Major: Apparel Design
Minor: Merchandising Management

Bachelor of Arts
International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago, IL, March 2003
Major: Fashion Design
Minor: Merchandising Management

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Employment

Custom Wedding Dress Business 2006-Present: Marianne Egan Custom Bridal

I design and construct custom wedding dresses. Each dress averages around 40-70 hours of work with an average of 2-3 dresses produced per year. Dresses are developed from conception through custom fit and production. My studio is located in Corvallis, Oregon, and my website is http://www.Marianneegan.com

Judge for the 1st round of the Arts of Fashion 2007: Annual Global Student Fashion Design Competition headquarters in San Francisco, CA. I served as a first round judge for the annual global student design competition. http://www.arts-of-fashion.org

Assistant Designer Intern 2001-2002: Schuessler Knitting Mills, Inc., Chicago, IL

Private label knit headwear-manufacturing company, $14 million in sales annually. I worked as the assistant to the head designer in product development, sketched original designs, created technical patterns, presentation boards. My job involved market research and trend forecasting in color and fibers. I also worked with production costs, sourcing, specification packets, vendors, and the organization of sample garments.

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Service

  • Mentor, Philomath High School Thesis work for a Senior’s thesis project. (2009).
  • Judge, Oregon State Recycle Fashion Show sponsored by OSUFO, Oregon State University Student Organization (2008 & 2009).
  • Speaker, Corvallis High School Advance Photography Class, Corvallis, OR (2008).
  • Instructor, Outside the Box, Pre-college program for gifted junior high students, Corvallis, OR (2006 & 2007).
  • Judge for the 1st round of the Arts of Fashion, Annual Global Student Fashion Design Competition, San Francisco. (2007).
  • Portland Fashion Week Oregon State Night (2006). I organized a partnership with Portland’s first Fashion Week and OSU alumni and students showed their collections.
  • Speaker, Oregon State University Women’s Giving Circle, Portland, OR (2006).

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Publications

Journal Articles

Books

Arnold, L., and M. Egan, Fashion Illustration for Dummies, , issue 1st edition, Wiley Publishing, pp. 384, 2012.

Book Chapters

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Honors and Awards

  • DHE Faculty. (2007). Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award, OSU
  • Egan, M. (2004). Dorothy Schilling Memorial Award Scholarship. $1000.
  • Egan, M. (2004). Arts of Fashion Competition. Sustainability and Fashion National           Finalist. Oklahoma State, OK.
  • Egan, M. (2003 & 2004). Richard Dreihause Award for Fashion Excellence, Chicago, IL.

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Courses Taught

Oregon State University, Instructor Apparel Design: Winter 2006-Present

Fashion Trend Analysis  (3 credit hours, lecture course) - The fashion trend forecasting process within the soft goods industry; use of information sources and trend analysis in developing and promoting a fashion product.

Technical drawing, Illustration, and Fashion design (4 credit hours, studio course) - Techniques in technical drawing and fashion illustration; use of computer-aided design applications in the design of apparel. Fashion sketching in various mediums, conception and designing of individual garments and collections and development of a digital fashion design portfolio.

Design and Human Environment Student Fashion Show and Design Exhibition (6 credit hours, studio course) - Annual student fashion show created by students from conception through the final execution of the show. 17 students are accepted into the class (they must apply) and spend 2 terms planning the show from writing a grant for the funding to training models, building a runway, designing the lighting and styling, and promoting the show.  

Corset Making, Strapless Dress (4 credit hours, studio course) - Summer workshops in corset making and couture strapless dressmaking. Each workshop is 2 weeks long and fundamentals of couture sewing are implemented throughout the workshop. Students created 2 different corsets, designed and built a strapless dress with a full understructure.

Computer Design for Apparel (3 credit hours, studio course) - Instruction in drawing, editing, and layout techniques using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Focus on technical drawing in apparel design, color ways, textile design, and technical speciation sheets.

Computer Design for Apparel Online through OSU E-Campus (3 credit hour, online class) - Instruction in drawing, editing, and layout techniques using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Focus on technical drawing in apparel design, color ways, textile design, and technical speciation sheets.

Apparel Construction (5 credit hours, studio course) - Basic construction techniques and processes used to produce apparel. Analysis of apparel construction related to equipment, cost, quality, end use, and customer needs. Focus on both knit and woven textiles. This is a beginning sewing course for apparel design students.

Oregon State University, Graduate Teaching Assistant: Fall 2003-Fall 2005

Flat Pattern (3 credit hours, studio course) - Pattern design using the flat pattern method; manual and computerized pattern drafting, development and construction of design prototypes.

Technical drawing, Illustration, and Fashion design (4 credit hours, studio course) - Techniques in technical drawing and fashion illustration; use of computer-aided design applications in the design of apparel. Fashion sketching in various mediums, conception and designing of individual garments and collections and development of a digital fashion design portfolio.

Advanced Technical Drawing, Illustration, and Fashion Design (4 credit hours studio course) - Advance techniques in fashion illustration and portfolio development

Fashion Trend Analysis (3 credit hours, studio course)- The fashion trend forecasting process within the soft goods industry; use of information sources and trend analysis in developing and promoting a fashion product.

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