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  • Nov
    05
    2015

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Hails From Durban, South Africa

    Name: Alexia Vaden

    Age: 18

    Hometown: Durban, South Africa

    Current School/Work: I'm a senior at Corona del Mar High School. I've been working at Hobie Surf Shop in Corona del Mar for two years.

    FIDM Major: Visual Communications

    FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus on October 5th 2016

    Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope

    How did your advisor help with the process? When I first met with Susan, I could tell she was going to lead me through the process easily and smoothly. Susan thoroughly explained everything and she showed me examples of projects and step-by-step on how to fill out the papers and complete the things I needed to do.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. A lot of my interests are creative. I love to draw and paint on my free time. I guess a hobby of mine can be shopping. I always love seeing new trends and updating my closet with the latest styles.

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? Examples of my biggest accomplishments really come through school and the amount of work I put into projects and presentations. A main accomplishment I am proud of myself for is that moving from South Africa to Newport Beach, California was a rough journey especially for having most of my family stay behind in South Africa. I am proud of myself for not going down the wrong paths to deal with the situation. If anything it made me appreciate everything I am given even more and view life from a valuable perspective.

    What made FIDM right for you? I know FIDM is right for me because it brings out the creative side of education. I looked into my major when I knew I was starting to get a lot more interested in attending FIDM. After receiving information from the website and especially from Susan, it really helped reassure my decision on wanting to attend FIDM.

    Describe your entrance project. My project was a three-part one that consisted of a Circle Square Triangle Design, an Exterior window display, and an Interior Design for my own store. I thought the exterior and interior designs for my store were pretty easy and fun. The Circle Square Triangle part was one I struggled on because I was so stumped on an idea. I ended up creating my own fashion line of clothes inspired by those shapes and created three designs for each shape. I presented my project and I was told my idea was never done before. It was exciting knowing I had completed something that I struggled on and it ended up being a success.

    What are your career goals? Career goals of mine are definitely wanting to get a job in my major. I want my career to consist of traveling because I love to travel. I want to see different fashion aspects from all over the world. Nothing excites me more than that. I hope to be successful in something I love to do.

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to progress in my artistic and creative abilities in the world of fashion and design. I'm excited to see what's ahead of me in the future while I attend at FIDM--and what opportunities I'll get even after I graduate.

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  • Jun
    30
    2015

    Brand New MPD Grad Is Design and Trend Researcher at Avery Dennison

    Recent Merchandise Product Development Graduate Radhika Parsana, who previously studied biotechnology in India, already has a job as a design and trend researcher at Avery Dennison, a global leader in pressure-sensitive label technology serving the global ma … Read More

  • Jun
    19
    2015

    Just Accepted MPD Student Studied Fashion in Singapore Prior to Moving to the U.S.

    Name: Aijing Wu Age: 25 Hometown: Guangzhou, China Previous College: LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, October 2015 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor … Read More

  • Jun
    11
    2015

    Just Accepted International Student Dreamed of Studying Visual Communications at FIDM

    Name: Florencia Dabney Age: 21 Hometown: Cancun, Mexico Previous College: Irvine Valley College FIDM Major: Visual Communications FIDM Campus and Start Date: L.A. Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: Kathi Gilbert How did your advisor help with the process? … Read More

  • Jun
    01
    2015

    Just Accepted International Student is Excited to Attend His Dream School This Summer

    Name: Rodrigo Navarrete Age: 27 Hometown: San Miguel, El Salvador Previous College: Escuela de Comunicación Mónica Herrera (Santa Tecla, El Salvador) FIDM Major: Fashion Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, Summer 2015 Admissions Adv … Read More

  • May
    11
    2015

    Just Accepted MPD Student From Shanghai, China Comes From a Fashion Family

    Name: Yoomi Ren Age: 18 Hometown: Shanghai, China FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, July 2016 Admissions Advisor: Seung Kim How did your advisor help with the process? I would never have achieved my su … Read More

  • Apr
    27
    2015

    Miranda Mazuki Launches Ready-to-Wear Line in Jakarta, Indonesia

    The Jakarta Post has a profile of Miranda Mazuki, a 2012 Graduate who just launched her first ready-to-wear line, Mazuki, in Jakarta. While at FIDM, Miranda assisted in the visual department of Yves Saint Laurent in Beverly Hills and after graduation, she mo … Read More

  • Mar
    11
    2015

    Grad Designs Womenswear in Shanghai, China After Working For Lanvin and Kenzo

    Debut grad Richard Tzu Fang Chan has been busy since graduating from FIDM in 2008. He worked in Paris as an assistant designer at Lanvin and Kenzo before moving to Shanghai, China where he is now at Meters/Bonwe, China's largest retail group. "It's a challen … Read More

  • Mar
    02
    2015

    How Do You Empower Women Through Fashion? This Student Is Determined to Do It!

    Name: Maria-Adelina Eftenoiu Age: 27 Hometown: Laguna Beach, CA Previous College: The Academy of Economic Studies – Bucharest, Romania FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA Campus, Summer 2015 Admissions Adv … Read More

  • Feb
    19
    2015

    FIDM Visiting Brazil For Personal Admissions Information Sessions

    FIDM Visits Brazil!  From March 14, 2015 to March 22, 2015, an Admissions Advisor from FIDM will be in Brazil to conduct one-on-one admissions information sessions. Here's your opportunity to have all of your questions about FIDM answered.  At your Admissi … Read More

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