Marie Aja-Herrera

Marie Aja-Herrera

Marie Aja-Herrera

  • B.A., Birmingham Polytechnic
  • M.A., London Institute, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
First year at SCAD:

"Life and my family, especially my 3-year-old son Orlando."


"Personal: Working on a collaborative fashion show with designer Bruce Oldfield and Her Royal Highness Diana The Princess of Wales for Barnardo's; working with David Shilling on various millenary projects for Her Majesty The Queen Mother. Professional: My first runway show in London and Milan; receiving an honorary doctorate for my achievements in Milan, Italy."

Awards, recognition and honors

Hon Ph.D., fashion, The Borgia Palace, Florence, Italy, 2006; Who's Who of American Women; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Woman of the Year in Education; and many more


USA Alumni Association, The University of The Arts, Central St. Martins; Associate of The Clothing and Footwear Institute (ACFI); The Fashion Group International; LSAID Licentiate of the Industrial Artists & Designers; Hon. Elected Member, the Polish Union of Artists

Publications and presentations



  • Preface on Fashion and Art for new book by Stephanie Hoppen, "Picture Perfect Fashion in Art," 2004
  • Editorial in Threads magazine: "The Avant-garde and Futurism in Fashion," 2004



  • Key speaker, annual International Textiles Review Conference, Savannah, Georgia, 2007
  • Invited by The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta to give a lecture, "First Ladies: Political Role & Public Image," 2005

Previous Positions

Head of design, Twins Enterprise PLC; dean faculty of art and design, The American University in Dubai; brand/design director CAD, Jacques Vert PLC; chair of fashion design and chair of fashion merchandising, The American College in London; freelance design consultancy; lecturing

Courses Taught

  • FASH 105 Introduction to Textiles
  • FASH 110 Introduction to Fashion Design
  • FASH 219 Introduction to Fashion Sketching
  • FASH 220 Advanced Fashion Sketching
  • FASH 247 History of Fashion
  • FASH 303 The Business of Fashion
  • FASH 419 Current Trends and Forecasting
  • FASH 420 Senior Collection I
  • FASH 710 Fashion Design Technology
  • FASH 713 Drawing and Illustration for Fashion I
  • FASH 715 Drawing and Illustration for Fashion II
  • FASH 716 Fashion Studio Practice I
  • FASH 725 Fashion Studio Practice II
  • FASH 749 Fashion M.A. Final Project
  • FASH 752 Directed Studies in Fashion I
  • FASH 763 Fashion Promotion
  • FASH 773 Directed Studies in Fashion II
  • ACCE 205 Introduction to Fashion Accessory Design
  • ACCE 720 Presentation Methods in Accessory Design II
  • ACCE 730 Accessory Design Studio I
  • ACCE 740 Accessory Design Studio II