Just Accepted Student Interviews

The future looks bright

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.

  • 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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  • Aug
    15
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Transfers From University of Arizona

    Name: Morgan Brown   Age: 20   Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas   Previous College: I attended the University of Arizona from 2014 to 2016   FIDM Major: Visual Communications   Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald   How did your advisor help with your process … Read More

  • Jun
    06
    2016

    Just Accepted Merchandise & Marketing Student is a Fashion, Beauty & Music YouTuber

    Name: Jizelle Gutierrez 
 Age: 16 
 Hometown: Anaheim, CA 
 FIDM Major: Merchandise & Marketing 
 FIDM Campus and Start Date: Orange County Campus, Fall of 2017 
 Admissions Advisor: Erica and Margaret 
 How did your advisor help with the process? Margaret w … Read More

  • Jun
    03
    2016

    Just Accepted Apparel Industry Management Student is President of Her School's Fashion Club

    Name: Alexis Christian Age: 17 Hometown: Menifee, CA FIDM Major: Apparel Industry Management FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2017 Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor help with the process? Susan was a great advisor who hel … Read More

  • 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

  • May
    02
    2016

    Just Accepted Social Media Student Is Former Pro Basketball Player

    Name: David Cline Age: 27 Hometown: Rogers, AR Previous Work: Pro Basketball Player in Germany  FIDM Major: Social Media FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA Campus, Fall 2016  Admissions Advisor: Susan Pope How did your advisor help with the process? Susan … 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

  • Apr
    04
    2016

    Just Accepted SF Merchandise Product Development Student Wants to Launch Her Own Streetwear Brand

    Name: Emily Jackson Age: 17  Hometown: San Ramon, CA  FIDM Major: Merchandise Product Development FIDM Campus and Start Date: San Francisco, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisor: Laurel Gardner How did your advisor help with the process? Laurel was actively in … Read More

  • Mar
    30
    2016

    Just Accepted 17-Year-Old Interior Design Student is Already Interning at a Firm

    Name: Madesyn Murray Age: 17 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA Previous Work: I worked as an intern for LMID Inc., an interior design firm based in Los Angeles. FIDM Major: Interior Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, October 2016 Admissions A … Read More

  • Mar
    29
    2016

    Just Accepted Fashion Design Student Is Miss Massachusetts Teen USA

    Name: Alexis Frasca Age: 17 Hometown: Franklin, Massachusetts FIDM Major: Fashion Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, October 2016 Admissions Advisor: Seung Kim How did your advisor help with the process? It was such a pleasure to work with … Read More

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