Assistant Professor of Fashion Communication
Parsons Faculty Hotseat
Geoffry Gertz is a designer, artist, educator, and creative enthusiast working in the fashion industry for 25+ years. His career in fashion design has spanned diverse design markets from international brands such as Perry Ellis, Issey Miyake, and JOOP!; to large-scale fast fashion for Limited Brands; and the celebrity influence as the Creative Director for Hilary Duff. Gertz’s fashion has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Lucky, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Village Voice, and Women’s Wear Daily.
Geoffry teaches design, illustration, graphics, and portfolio development in undergraduate, associate, and pre-college. Gertz uses a hybrid approach of analog and digital methods to rapidly explore ideas while empowering new modes of expression. Geoffry encourages an individual approach to discover a personal visual vocabulary and identity. He emphasizes experimentation, observation, spontaneity, and energy bubbling up from studio practice, making connections between mark, line, and gesture.
Gertz has contributed to popular textbooks on fashion such as “Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers” by Linda Tain and “The Complete Fashion Sketchbook” by Martin Dawber.
The Complete Fashion Sketchbook by Martin Dawber
Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers by Linda Tain