Deborah was formally trained at Pratt Institute, Parsons, and FIT.
Deborah began her career as a founding member of the well-known urban clothing brand Triple Five Soul. In 1994, she branched out by opening her own store, Corrugated, located on the Lower East Side of New York City. Corrugated featured an eclectic mix of wearable art and 3-D installations.
Always wanting to work with vintage, she uprooted to Los Angeles and began Taxi CDC. Focusing on merging the past and the present, Taxi CDC's sole aim is to redesign and reconstruct vintage materials, transforming them into fashion forward, eco-friendly and fun to wear pieces. At only two years of age, Taxi CDC is already expanding its client base across the globe, with major orders and write-ups coming from as far away as Japan and London.