Corey Ortiz, a Boston-based designer, is a graduate of Framingham State University, where he studied Fashion Design and Retailing, with a concentration in Apparel Design. Ortiz has devoted his time to creating garments that emphasize the importance of individuality and uniqueness. He creates designs that are inspired by geographic and architectural landscapes. It was not until his studies in Florence, Italy, at Accademia Italiana School of Fashion Design, that Ortiz truly found his design aesthetic. Cornelius Ortiz is featured on Project Runway season 15, where he received rave reviews of his designs.