Lorenson - Textile Designer - Laurel, MD, USA

Kari Lorenson

Laurel, MD, USA


Textile Designer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Operations Manager

School of Visual Arts NYC

November 2012 - February 2014

Oversight of daily operations of the Fine Arts Department 54,000 sq. ft. facilities, administrative staff, faculty and students. Established and integrated curriculum centered on a state-of-the art Fibers and Materials Study Lab. Procured matching grant with Brother Corporation for latest technology particular to digital embroidery and sewing machines. Established and lead designer for Nature and Technology Lab, a facilities engineered for study of biomimicry design innovation and materials study. Team developer on CNC Fabrication Lab for 3D workflows integrating software for 3D printing, milling, routing and laser applications.


MFA Art Practice Department

January 2011 - February 2014

Instructor in 3D foundation studies and established Soft Sculpture courses, Fiber Studies Workshops.

Fine Arts Studio Manager

School of Visual Arts

September 2010 - September 2012

Promoted to Operations Manager in 2012. As studio manager, team lead designer in capital project for build out of state of the art 54,000 sq. ft. Fine Arts facilities in NYC. Drafted and implemented guidelines and policy infrastructure for resource management and administrative organization for students, faculty and staff. Team coordinator of curriculum for technology intiative and workflow development.

Qualifications & Certifications

School of Visual Arts NYC

Studio Arts

Southern Connecticut State University

Parsons School of Design

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