Department of Design
Rachel Anderson, M.F.A.
Phone: (806) 834-4023
Office: HS 201B
Rachel Anderson earned her Associates in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, a Bachelor’s in Fashion Design from Texas Tech University and a Masters in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She has a background as an Apparel Patternmaker and Freelance Designer for Focus Apparel Group Incorporated of Dallas, Texas. After working in Dallas, she designed Custom Bridal and Eveningwear under her own label in Houston, Texas. She has worked as Associate Designer/Merchandiser with Donna Ricco Incorporated NYC, a Better Missy Dress/Sportswear design house who sold to all Federated Department stores and Private Label including Talbots, Coldwater Creek, Chico's, T.J Maxx, and Harolds.
Rachel Anderson has exhibited her work at the Texas Tech Museum Wedding Dress Fashion Show in 2011 and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts "Wear Your Chair" design exhibition in 2012 and the “Art and Fashion” design exhibition at the Charles Adams Studio Project 5 & J Gallery in 2013.
Community service activities have included: Fashion Group International Judge for Natural Fibers National Design Competition Dallas, Texas, Costume Designer for the ASID Cystic Fibrosis Fantasy Gala Houston, Texas, New York Cares Foundation, Texas Tech Museum, Family Life Radio, Threads, Locks, & Rock Fashion Show, Lubbock Community Theatre, Project Prom, 4-H Roundup, and is on the Advisory Council for the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts.