Current Student Interviews

Living the dream

Experience FIDM– vicariously. We’ve been interviewing FIDM Students from all majors. Find out what inspires them, why they chose their majors, and which classes are their favorites.

  • Sep

    Introducing FIDM SD Student and Social Ambassador Ymani Ethridge

    Name: Ymani Ethridge

    Major: Merchandise Product Development 

    Campus: San Diego

    Hometown: San Diego 

    Describe your style: My style is based off of what inspires me and what makes me feel comfortable and empowered when I walk down the street or halls at school. 

    What are you currently listening to? Currently I am listening to a lot of Beyoncé, Disclosure and Kehlani. 

    What are your favorite brands? My favorite brands are AreYouAmI, Zara, Monkey Time, HBA, BAPE and Comme des Garçons Play. 

    Who is an icon that inspires you? An icon that inspires me is Irene Kim. She is a model from South Korea and she is so outgoing and does not care what others think. She has a very "go-with-the-flow" sense of style, which catches most designer's eyes and is the main reason as to why she wal 

    Where is your favorite place to eat in your city? My favorite place to eat in Downtown San Diego is PO5 pizza in the gaslamp district. It may be pizza, but it's the best pizza you've ever had. Outside of Downtown San Diego, I love drinking boba and eating honey toast at Up2You on Vickers Street in convo. 

    What is your dream job? My dream job, is to have an empire equivalent to Dianne Von Furstenburg that empowers women and inspires them to be the best that they can be.

    What advice would you give to FIDM Students? Advice that I would give FIDM Students is that if people are making you feel like you're not cut out for this industry, prove them wrong. 

    What is your current city's best kept secret? San Diego's best kept secret, is the peacefulness the city has to offer. Although cities are known to be hectic and to some scary, San Diego is right next to the beach, and that alone explains the sense of peace that holds us all together. 

    Describe your FIDM experience in 3 words: Dream come true.

    Fill in the blank: You know you went to FIDM when... your heart and mind are filled with so much excitement and inspiration. 


    Categories: Student Life, Student Spotlight, Student Ambassador

  • Sep

    99 Cents Only Store in West LA Displays FIDM Students' High Fashion Designs From Store Items

    The 99 Cents Only Stores located at 11040 W. Pico Blvd., in West Los Angeles, is currently featuring four fashion-inspired displays crafted by FIDM Visual Communications Students using everyday items from the store. Four groups of students selected a theme a … Read More

  • Aug

    Denim Series: Deconstructing Denim Garments

    FIDM Instructor Tricia Edwards dug deeper into the lingo and practices of the industry in her lunchtime denim seminar this week. Passing around jeans and jackets from labels like Lucky, Gap, and Zara, Edwards broke down the kinds of choices that designers … Read More

  • Jul

    Catching Up With FIDM China Alumna Ambassador Chloe Cheng (English and Chinese)

    When did you graduate from FIDM and what was your major? I gradated in 2012, my major was Merchandise Marketing. 你什么时候毕业的专业是什么? 我在2012年毕业,我的专业是市场营销。 What is your current job title, and what is your company all about? I am the co-founder of Shangh … Read More

  • Mar

    Bare Minerals Teams with Visual Communications Students For Design Installation

    FIDM San Francisco Visual Communications students had the opportunity to design shadow boxes for San Francisco-based Bare Minerals during their Design Installation course. Students met with Holly MacDonald, the Director of Global Visual Merchandising, at the … Read More

  • Mar

    FIDM Students Participate in Denim Educational Program Sponsored by ISKO

    Sixteen FIDM Students are participating in i-SKOOL, an educational program and competition executed and sponsored by ISKO, the largest premium denim fabric manufacturer in the world. Students from top design schools like FIDM, participate in the multi-sessio … Read More

  • Mar

    Meet Social Ambassador and Digital Media Student Taylor King

    Get to know FIDM Social Ambassador Taylor King, a Digital Media Student at our Los Angeles campus. Follow Taylor on Twitter @FIDM_Taylor for live updates about her life as a student at FIDM. Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana Describe your style: Sporty Chic Cu … Read More

  • Oct

    Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso Signing in San Diego, Pasadena, SF

    Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso will be signing copies of her bestselling book #GIRLBOSS today in San Diego, tomorrow at Vroman's in Pasadena, and in SF at Booksmith on Thursday, October 8. Special thanks to Booksmith for providing discounted tickets for FI … Read More