In these interviews, newly accepted students share why they chose FIDM and talk about their passions, hopes, and dreams. Find out where they're from, what attracts them to design, and what they intend to study.
Name: George Vilchis
Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development
FIDM Campus and Start Date: Orange County, 2016
Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope
How did your advisor help with the process? My adviser Susan Pope was like my cheerleader on the sidelines; she was rooting for me and helping my dreams of going to FIDM become a reality. She believed in me and she knew I would be a great fit for FIDM. After she saw the progress of my brand VIEWLESS and my test scores, she knew FIDM was for me.
Tell us a bit about yourself. I love to design on Photoshop. I design every single one of my products for VIEWLESS. I love to skateboard and play guitar on my off time. I also love to go camping and be adventurous.
What are your proudest accomplishments so far? Starting my brand at age 15, conquering major anxiety I had for about a year, opening my first store straight out of high school at The Shops At Mission Viejo, getting to meet some of my idols in the streetwear industry such as Neek Lurk owner of Anti Social Social Club and Bobby Hundreds Owner of The Hundreds, and getting accepted into FIDM.
What made FIDM right for you? In high school I was judged by many because my brand became successful and got a lot of hate, but I also had a lot of fans. FIDM gave me the opportunity to study my passion and meet kids just like me with many similar stories and ideas.
Describe your entrance project. I used my own brand VIEWLESS and redesigned some of my favorite pieces by Fear of God and more. I Photoshopped all my designs and my adviser loved it so much she uses it as an example for people to see.
What are your career goals? To make my brand one of the top high end streetwear brands out there and to become the best young entrepreneur.
What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn how to expand my knowledge in product development.
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