Noël attended Parsons School of Design (B.F.A. in fashion, with honors), New York University (M.A. in visual culture) and Kent State University (M.F.A. in textiles, with honors). After graduating Parsons School of Design in 1994, she successfully pursued a career as a fashion designer in New York.
Noël Palomo-Lovinski is interested in design responsibility, sustainable design practices, a circular economy afforded by systems thinking, and design pedagogy. Noël’s research examines how to inculcate sustainable practice into the fashion industry, the role of the designer in this changing industry, and how to repurpose curricula to better prepare students for challenges of the 21st century. She has displayed her reflective practice art/design work in international and national exhibitions. This work examines community and feminism as influenced by online confessions. Noël works with MFIS and undergraduate students in areas of design, sustainability, and industry practice. Noël serves on the Executive Committee of IFFTI, is the Co-Editor and Research Manager for the Taylor & Francis Publishing Design Journal, Editorial Board Member of Fashion Style & Popular Culture, Intellect Publishing as well as serving as a manuscript reviewer for multiple journals.