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Andrea Kolasinski Marcinkus

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Local Address:  Chicago , Illinois , United States
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Employment History


  • Ph.D.
    The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
  • Ph.D. , Human Ecology
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor of Science degree , Textile Design
    Philadelphia University
  • Master of Science degree , Textiles and Clothing
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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"Traditional animal influences return, but more intriguingly, we are seeing just as many avian inspirations," says Andrea Kolasinski Marcinkus, academic director of Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing & Management at The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg. She says that anything with birds or feathers is hot right now, from realistic bird prints, to feather trim.
The Illinois Institute of Art - ..., 29 Jan 2010 [cached]
The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg is pleased to announce that Andrea Kolasinski Marcinkus, Ph.D. has joined the college as its Academic Director of both the Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing & Management degree programs. 
Marcinkus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Design from Philadelphia University, as well as a Master of Science degree in Textiles and Clothing and a Ph.D. in Human Ecology: Design Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She brings a wealth of academic experience to her new position which includes working as an Assistant Professor in the fashion design department at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI.
Previously, Marcinkus owned Circe Designs, a company that designed and produced original art accessories, historic costumes and historically inspired wedding gowns. She also serves as a consultant for Kohl's corporate offices, advising and teaching textile trends and technology.
Her many publications include topics ranging from the history of women's clothing to nineteenth century female material producers. She is currently publishing a book entitled "Technology and Craft: How New Technologies are Changing the Way We Make Crafts."
Marcinkus is a member of the Popular Culture Association, American Culture Association, Textile Society of America, Surface Design Association, International Textile and Apparel Association and Educause. Her professional service includes advising and presenting at numerous industry events. 
When not at The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg, Marcinkus divides her time between fashion and non-fashion related activities. An avid collector of nineteenth century crafts and Central American folk art, she also loves costume and participating in renaissance faires and costume conventions. Additionally, Marcinkus is currently starting a small steampunk-themed costume business with her boyfriend. When not delving into fashion, she enjoys spending time with her horse and training others with natural horsemanship methods.
National Clothesline, 1 June 2009 [cached]
Andrea Kolasinski Marcinkus, Assistance Professor of the Fashion Department at Mt. Mary College, will present "Plug Into High-Tech Fabrics." Marcinkus recently completed her doctoral degree in Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she also previously received her M.S. degree in Textiles and Clothing. She will speak on a variety of subjects including concerns on new advances in textile technology and how concepts of nature and science influence the drycleaning industry.
Circe Designs, 28 May 2007 [cached]
Andrea Kolasinski Marcinkus is currently an Assistant Professor at Mt. Mary College in Milwaukee, WI, where she teaches in the Art and Fashion Departments. Marcinkus teaches classes including Art Aesthetics and Criticism, Material Culture, Textiles, Machine Knitting, Textiles, and Fashion Show Coordination. She recieved her doctoral degree in Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin. There, she also received her M.S. in Textiles and Clothing. Her B.S. in Textile Design was recieved from Philadelphia University.
Marcinkus' scholarly writing can most recently be found in Women and Things: Women and Things: Material Culture, 1750-1950 (2009),Maureen Daly Goggin and Beth Fowkes Tobin eds.
Marcinkus has received numerous awards and honors for her designs, and her work has been published in Bead Style Magazine; Beads, Baubles, and Jewels TV show; FiberArts Magazine; and Shuttle, Spindle, & Dyepot Magazine. Her artwork has been on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Gallery of Design at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Andrea Marcinkus, program ..., 22 Mar 2014 [cached]
Andrea Marcinkus, program coordinator for the fashion programs at The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg, shares, "Any designer's biggest challenge is to make the bride look great on her special day; a well-designed dress should hide any flaws - this means brides of all shapes and sizes need to be guided on what looks best for her frame.
Marcinkus, Reed and Zeller all agree that there are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping for the dress:
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