Name: Richard Kramer
Title: Professional Lecturer, Fashion Design & Merchandising
Office Location: Donnelly 254
Extension: (845) 575-3139
Degrees Held: M.A., University of Denver, Denver, Co.
B.F.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Il.

Bio: Richard joined the Marist faculty in 1999 after a long career in New York City as a writer/director/designer of special events for corporations and institutions in the areas of sales promotion, marketing and corporate identity. His clients included: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Avon, CBS Records International, Charles of the Ritz, Cheeseborough-Ponds, Clairol, General Electric, Holland America Cruise Lines, IBM, L'Oreal, Mademoiselle Magazine, Nabisco, Proctor & Gamble, Revlon, Warner Communications and others. Richard has the distinction of being one of the earliest proponents to employ CAD (Computer Assisted Design) into lighting projections for multi-media events. Formerly at Hofstra University he taught costume and scenic design, has held seminars in opera direction and staging at Westminster Choir College and has been artistic director of two professional summer repertory theaters. At Marist he teaches fashion design, CAD for fashion students, costume history and is director of the Annual Silver Needle Fashion Show.

Interests: Costume history; European and American portrait painting; Dwarf and miniature rock garden landscaping; Polymer clay jewelry design and fabrication; European peasant cooking.

Awards & Honors: Listed in "Who's Who among American Teachers"
— 2002, 2003 & 2004

"The New Beginning: Highlights of the Jewish High Holy Days"
(Video Program) Image Communications, Inc.
— Gold Award for Religion – Communicators' Awards
36th Annual International CINDY Competition
— Gold Medal for Concept, Script & Design in Religious Programming
1994 Annual WorldFest Charleston International Film Festival
Television and Cable Awards
— Gold Commendation for Outstanding Achievement
Clarion Awards, Women in Communications

"On the Threshold: The Albert Einstein College of Medicine"
(Video Program) Image Communications, Inc.
— Gold Medal for Script & Design – Public Information and Relations
29th Annual International Film & TV Festival of New York