As a designer specialized in knitwear, Hanne Behrend’s experience extends across design, technical design, pattern drafting, production coordination, understanding state-of-the art industrial knitting machine operation and capabilities as well as hand-knitting and domestic knitting machines.
Hanne Behrend’s recent freelance clients include Isda & Co and Margaret O’Leary in San Francisco, and her knitwear designs retail at Chic on College Avenue in Oakland.
She was the knitwear design coordinator at the Academy of Art in San Francisco prior to coming to CCA in 2011.
Hanne Behrend enjoys teaching advanced skills in knit garment design and construction and the hands-on craft of designing and machine-knitting creative fabrics. Her knitwear students’ portfolios benefit from the inclusion of their unique knit swatches and designs.
AAS, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design
BA, Art, San Francisco State University
Adjunct Professor, Fashion Design