Mad Scientist Designs, LLC
Portfolio Press and Awards Ordering Contact Home

Press and Awards


Fiberwood Studio Annual Design Challenge, 2009 - People's Choice Award

GenCon, 2009 - Golden Needle Award for Outstanding Craftsmanship

GenCon, 1999 - 2nd Place, Media Division

GenCon, 2007 - 1st Place, Media Division

Mt. Mary College Fashion Show, 2008 - Best of Show, Outstanding Design Talent


Students display their work in the fashion of TV's 'Project Runway'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 29, 2008

As Mount Mary College's annual fashion Jury Day got under way Monday morning, the auditorium was quiet except for the sounds of the clock ticking and pencils scribbling while four jurors critiqued a student collection.

In the wings, student Jessica Frantal breathed deeply and studied the four models wearing her purple and graphite urban office wear.

"You guys look fabulous," she whispered. "This is the first time I've seen it on."

And then: "I kind of feel like I'm going to throw up."


Turning up the seam stress
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 14, 2007

Sewing an outfit for a real person — not just a mannequin — is nerve-racking enough for third-year fashion design students at Mount Mary College.

But this summer, students in Sandra Tonz's tailoring class were handed the kind of assignment that leads to nail biting. The college's new president, Linda Timm, asked them to create an outfit she could wear to today's inauguration.