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  • Aug
    22
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student is Following Her Dreams to FIDM

    Name: Carly Quick

    Age: 20

    Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

    Previous College: I previously attended the University of Arizona for two years. I also had an internship this past summer in Los Angeles with an advertising/marketing agency called Media Storm. I worked directly with their digital team and worked on the accounts of Open Road Films and WGN America. I also got the opportunity to work under the Managing Director and her Media Planning and Broadcasting Buying teams.

    FIDM Major: Visual Communications 

    FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, Fall of 2016 

    Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald 

    How did your advisor help with the process? Shirley went above and beyond throughout the whole admissions process. When I first met with her at the Orange County campus, she gave me all the information I could possibly need, and made me feel comfortable with my decision to transfer schools. I knew I could always call her at any time with any questions or concerns and she would have an answer. It has been amazing working with Shirley and I could not be more excited to work with her in the future.  

    Tell us a bit about yourself. I am a very active yet relaxed person. I enjoy traveling to new places, snowboarding, drawing and painting, and spending time with family and friends. I try to live in the moment and take advantage of my surroundings and get inspired by whatever they may be. 

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? One of my proudest accomplishments thus far is making the initial decision to transfer schools. Throughout my past two years at the U of A, transferring to FIDM had always been something I really wanted to do, but never really thought I would actually go through it. Not to sound cliché, but this is the first time I am actually following one of my dreams, and I could not be more proud of myself for taking this huge step in my life. 

    What made FIDM right for you? FIDM essentially offered me the best opportunity to pursue my career in fashion along with the unique Visual Communications major. They offer their students an endless amount of resources and provide them with sets of skills that will help them pursue a career in the real world. Also, meeting my advisor Shirley, and seeing how much she believed in me, validated all my prior reasons why FIDM was the right school for me. 

    Describe your entrance project. My entrance project consisted of three different little projects. The first one challenged me to create anything that included just circles, squares, and triangles. The other two projects were to design an exterior window display and an interior store display. I really enjoyed how much freedom all three projects allowed me to have, and let me show my artistic side as well. 

    What are your career goals? Upon graduating from FIDM, my goals are to develop a career creating visual presentations for special events, or to be a successful personal stylist. 

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? While at FIDM, I aspire to take my skills and knowledge to the next level while creating close relationships with my peers and industry professionals.

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  • May
    23
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Comes From a Famous Design Family

    Name: Natasha Fisker Age: 21 Hometown: Newport Beach, CA Previous College/Work: One year at San Francisco State University. Interned at PR Dept in Beverly Hills for fashion names such as Penguin and PopSugar and JMPR, PR agency for automotive companies su … Read More

  • Apr
    18
    2016

    Just Accepted Merchandise Marketing Student Left Behind Lucrative Engineering Career to Follow Her FIDM Dreams

    Name: Richa Bhatiani Age: 31 Hometown: New Delhi, India Previous College: B.E. in Engineering Management and M.S. in Project Management FIDM Major: Merchandise Marketing, Professional Designation  FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA Campus, April 2016 Admis … Read More

  • Mar
    10
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student is an Alumnus of the American Musical Dramatic Academy of the Arts

    Name: Emilio Ruiz-Vega Age: 19 Hometown: San Francisco, CA Previous College: The American Musical Dramatic Academy of the Arts in New York, NY FIDM Major: Visual Communications  FIDM Campus and Start Date: San Francisco, Summer 2016 Admissions Advisor: … Read More

  • Jul
    03
    2015

    Just Accepted Vis Comm Transfer Student Ran a Type 1 Diabetes Charity for Kids

    Name: Erin Hook Age: 19  Previous College: University of Colorado at Boulder  FIDM Major: Visual Communications Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, October 2015 Admissions Advisor: Christina Haynes How did your advisor help you with the admissions process? My … Read More

  • Jun
    15
    2015

    Just Accepted Vis Comm Student Transfers to FIDM From Santa Monica College

    Name: Ali Barkouras Age: 18 Hometown: Orange County, CA Previous College: Santa Monica CollegeFIDM Major: Visual Communications FIDM Campus and Start Date: October 2015 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor help with the process? Any questions … 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? I have b … Read More

  • May
    14
    2015

    Just Accepted Student Is Transferring to FIDM to Pursue Her Goals of Becoming a Graphic Designer

    Name: Daniella Chila Age: 20 Hometown: Newport Beach, California Previous College: University of Kansas Major: Graphic Design Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald How did your advisor help with the … Read More

  • Apr
    27
    2015

    Just Accepted Merch Marketing Student Dreamed of Coming to FIDM Since Elementary School

    Name: Alexandra Cornwell Age: 19 Hometown: Orange, CA Previous College: Fullerton College FIDM Major: Merchandise Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: Marilyn Moore How did your advisor help with the process? I coul … Read More

  • Apr
    27
    2015

    Just Accepted Beauty Student Has a B.S. Degree in Chemistry

    Name: Janelle Biehl Age: 21 Hometown: Fleetwood, PA Previous College: Millersville University, B.S. in Chemistry FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2015 Admissions Advisor: The fabulous Joleen H … Read More

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