Faculty and Staff

Diane Sparks, Ed.D.

Diane Sparks

Professor and Coordinator, Apparel and Merchandising Program
327 Gifford
(970) 491-5360
diane.sparks@colostate.edu

Education

Ed.D. University of Arkansas
M.S. University of Arkansas
B.A. Humboldt State University

Teaching Emphasis

  • Apparel Design
  • Textile Design
  • CAD for Apparel and Textile Design

Research Emphasis

  • Cross-Cultural Apparel Design
  • Wearable Art Design

Research and Scholarship (selected)

Xu Rui, Sparks, D. (2011). Symbolism and Evolution of Ku-form in Chinese Costume. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Hong Kong, Volume 15, No.1, pages 11-21.

Sparks, D. (2007). Combining Digital Textile Printing with Japanese Shibori To Create Pleated Textiles For a Delphos and Fortuny Inspired Dress. Endymatologika, Journal of The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Nafplion – Greece.

Sparks, D. (2004). Explorations in Pleated Fabric Garment Structures. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 22, 38-43.

Diane Sparks and Juyeon Park. Valentine, 2009. Exhibited at ITAA Design Competition Bellevue, Washington. Received ITAA Award for Excellence in Draping. Retrievable from Exhibition Catalogue ISBN# 1-885715-07-2

Diane Sparks. Textural Study in Black, 2009. Exhibited at “Little Black Dress” Competition, Kansas State University. Received 2nd Place Award. Retrievable Exhibition CD from Department of Apparel Textiles & Interior Design, Kansas State University

Diane Sparks. Watery Fortuny, 2004. ITAA Award for Best Use of Historical Inspiration. Exhibited at the Design Exhibition, International Textile and Apparel Association. November, 2004. Portland, Oregon. Published online in Proceedings from the Sixtieth Annual Conference of the International Textile And Apparel Association, from http://www.itaaonline.org.

Awards, Recognitions, Grants, and Competitions (selected)

Diane Sparks, Kai-Ho Mah, Stuart Sargent. Ode to Joy, 1999. LECTRA Best of Show Award. Exhibited at the Design Exhibition, International Textile and Apparel Association. November, 1999. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Published in Proceedings from the Fifty-sixth Annual Conference of the International Textile And Apparel Association, p. 160.

Diane Sparks, Stuart Sargent, Sue Kruel-Froseth, Julie German-Melka.Silver Willow, 1998. BEST OF FASHION Award. Exhibited at the Design Exhibition, International Textile and Apparel Association. November, 1998. Dallas, Texas. Published in Proceedings from the Fifty-fifth Annual Conference of the International Textile And Apparel Association, p. 138.

Diane Sparks, Stuart Sargent, Sue Kruel-Froseth, Brenda Brandt. Asiatica, 1997. LECTRA Best of Show Award Exhibited at the Design Exhibition, International Textile and Apparel Association. November, 1997. Knoxville, Tennessee. Published in Proceedings from the Fifty-fourth Annual Conference of the International Textile And Apparel Association, p. 127.