Gruber is an expert in fashion design and the business of the fashion industry. She began her teaching career after spending several years in industry as president of her own dress company and as a designer for other nationally recognized firms. She also creates wearable art and has been hired to develop fashion illustrations and graphic images for marketing and advertising purposes for a variety of companies.
Gruber is the author of several articles within The St. James Press, "Fashion Encyclopedia" and is also the author and illustrator of "Fashion Images," Prentice Hall, 1999, a text on fashion illustration. She has taught at Drexel for 19 years and curated several art and design related exhibitions for the Drexel University Design Arts Gallery. Most recently, she spent five weeks teaching at the Foundation for International Education in London as part of the Design & Merchandising department's study abroad program and continues to do freelance design work.
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