Vince Quevedo, MFA
Vince Quevedo is a national and international award winning designer/artist in the areas of fashion design and wearable arts.Professor Quevedo received his Bachelor of Science degree in clothing and textiles and his Master's of Science degree in Workforce Education and Development at Southern Illinois University.He received his Master of Fine Arts in textiles/fiber from University of Nebraska.
In 2002, he was selected as one of four invited Americans to represent the United States at the Busan International Fiber-Fashion and Art biennial in South Korea.He has been a finalist/winner in the American Quilter's Association's design competition for the past 20 years and has been selected to design for the prestigious Bernina Fashion Show which travels throughout the United States and at times in Asia and Europe.
He has taught at the university level for 20 years and has had many years of industry experience to include owning his own men's and women's contemporary design company in San Francisco, California called and was selected as one of the top designer's for 1990.Prior to having his own business, he was the assistant designer at David Ravel Inc. where he was responsible for design collections as well as production.While teaching at Southern Illinois University, he started a business designing and manufacturing children's active wear and began his research in art-to-wear fashions and quilting.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Professor Quevedo's research includes the integration of fiber arts to express an aesthetic viewpoint by means of incorporating quilting and/or digital technology in apparel or artwork. He teaches technical courses such as flat pattern, draping, apparel production, color theory and graduate level apparel design with a focus on contemporary wearable arts. Professor Quevedo is a recipient of numerous national and international awards and recognitions.He received top honors at the International Textiles and Apparel Association's design competition six times.His students have garnered regional, national and international awards for their creations under his guidance.
Teaching is a passion for Professor Quevedo. Graduate level design courses that include conceptual design and the production of contemporary art in fiber have been a successful endeavor he is involved with.Understanding the importance of conceptual ideas and supporting it with a body of work to substantiate that idea is important to the emerging design scholar.The researcher as practitioner reinforce Professor Quevedo's teaching philosophy that positive role models can mentor students to investigate, experiment, report and synthesize.
M.F.A.Master of Fine Arts, Textiles, University of Nebraska Lincoln, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Department of Art and Art History, May 2004.
M.S.Master of Science, Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, College ofEducation, Department of Vocational Education Studies, Emphasis: Clothing and Textiles, 1990.
B.S.Bachelor of Science, Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, Clothing and Textiles: Apparel Design, 1987. Illinois State University, Normal, IL, Fine Arts, General, Non-degree, 1981-1984
Selected Honors & Awards
2009. Lectra Outstanding Faculty Design Award. Top faculty award for the annual International Textile and Apparel Association's Juried Design Exhibition. Supported by the Lectra Design Software Company, this award provides for an all expense paid trip to Paris, France and admission to Premier Vision, the largest annual event of couture fashion shows and textile exhibits.Award given for Midnight.
2008.Patent. Removable Drag Rescue Device, Inventors: Dr. Semra Peksoz, Vince Quevedo, Donna Branson, Tricia Hock, John Karban, Stacy Boland and James Cabot.Role: Assisted in designing the functionality of the DRD within the turnout coat. IPC8: AA41D1300F1USPC CLASS 2 93 Patent application title.Royalties apply.
2008.Patent. Turnout Coat and pant, Inventors: Dr. Semra Peksoz, Vince Quevedo, Donna Branson, Tricia Hock, John Karban, Stacy Boland and James Cabot. Role: Prime designer indesigning a pant that performed within fit and function parameters. IPC8: AA41D1300F1.USPC CLASS 2 93 Patent application title.Royalties apply.
2006.Bernina Fashion Show Honors. Forty designers are selected by peers and industry professionals based on portfolio and awards. This honor and recognition has been awarded to me for a record of six times.
2000.Lectra Outstanding Faculty Design Award.Top faculty award for the annual International Textile and Apparel Association's Juried Design Exhibition.Supported by the Lectra Design Software Company, this award provides for an all expense paid trip to Paris, France and admission to Premier Vision, the largest annual event of couture fashion shows and textile exhibits.Award given for Nebula.