Zachary Hoh

Zachary Hoh

Assoc Professor - Practice

Associate Professor - Practice and Fashion Design Program Coordinator

Aronoff Center


DAAP School of Design - 0016

Professional Summary

Associate Professor - Practice, Fashion Design
Fashion Design Program Coordinator

My experience in the luxury market has exposed me to several facets of the fashion industry. Working as a designer, product developer, technical designer and production coordinator, I have developed a well-rounded view of the fashion industry. Specializing in vertically oriented design development and delivery for the luxury women’s wear market has driven my teaching to place value on exceptional craft and a higher understanding of garment manufacturing, construction and production. As the Fashion Technology Coordinator my goal is to provide students with actionable experiences that support their success in realizing their design work. It is through exposure to industry standard manufacturing processes, encouraged by way of active-learning, that students are best prepared to find success here at DAAP and beyond.


Bachelor of Art: Kent State University Kent, Ohio, 2011 (Fashion Design)

Bachelor of Science: Kent State University Kent, Ohio, 2011 (Fashion Merchandising)

Master of Design: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2016 (Design Education, Collaborative Design, Interdisciplinary Design)

Positions and Work Experience

- Production Coordinator/Technical Designer, Managed domestic and overseas production programs. Planned bulk fabric, yarn and trim buys based on projected sales with careful consideration to achieve 65%, or better, margins. Developed schedules, time and action calendars, costing worksheets, and programs to effectively manage production. Managed fittings, recorded fit comments and communicated adjustments to patternmaker and manufacturers. Developed tech packs to communicate design and fit changes. Built close relationships with fabric mills, trim vendors, and manufacturers. Counter sourced fabrics, yarns, and trimmings. Led weekly production meetings with sales, development, and design departments. , Doo.Ri Chung, New York, New York

- Assistant Designer, Responsible for developing RTW collection from initial concept and inspiration to realized samples. Illustrated and presented sketches for line adoption. Created tech packs, technical sketches and specs for overseas development. Worked closely with in house pattern maker and sample hands for garment, embroidery and embellishment development. Collaborated with technical and production teams to develop brand appropriate samples while considering viability and profit margin. Managed RTW product development, fabric/trim sourcing, counter sourcing, specialized vendor sourcing and custom developments through European and Asian mill partnerships. Managed outgoing and incoming L/D, Y/D and S/O submits. Established efficient communication of FOB programs through the development of shared sample request programs, fabric tracking programs, and PPS/TOP tracking programs. , Josie Natori, New York, New York


Published Books

Injoo Kim, Myoungok Kim, Zachary Hoh (2022. ) Apparel Design Through Patternmaking .Fairchild Books (Co-Author)



Zachary Hoh (2024. ) Opportunities in Practice: Low-Fidelity, 3D Additive Design Strategies in Knitwear .Kent State University. Conference. Level:International


Fashion Scholarship Fund (Educator Advisory Board ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:College 2021