Martha Palaza is an apparel design professional whose experience and education has focused on production, manufacturing, and teaching. Her skills include patternmaking, draping, garment construction, and textiles. Martha has worked as a Costume Technician for Costume Works of Somerville, Massachusetts, whose clients are national theater and opera troupes and entertainment companies. When not working as a freelance pattern maker, Martha teaches at the School of Fashion Design (Boston).
Martha earned an MFA in fashion design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, a BA in studio art from Framingham State University in Massachusetts, and a certificate in fashion design from the School of Fashion Design, Boston.