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.

  • Oct

    Just Accepted Graphic Design Student Wants to Start Her Own Design Business

    Name: Brigitte Sevigney

    Age: 23

    Hometown: Hoosick Falls, NY

    Previous College: I began my Graphic Design journey at SUNY Cobleskill where I had the great value to gain a lot of experience in my field on top of receiving an associates degree. I was an IT personnel for the college in which I contributed to the IT department by offering my design skills while taking part in graphic design projects for the department as well as finding freelance work, which allowed me to keep practicing designing professional web graphics. Since graduating from SUNY Cobleskill, I’ve worked in two completely different print facilities where I’ve had the great chance to learn much about the printing processes--from screen printing onto fabric to large format printing for tractor trailers.

    FIDM Major: Graphic Design - Professional Designation.

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

    Admissions Advisor: Seung Kim

    How did your advisor help with the process? Seung went above and beyond my expectations throughout the whole admissions process. I’ve never worked with someone so kind and caring before while applying for school. She gave me all the information I could possibly need, and more, as well as making me feel so comfortable with my decision to further my education in graphic design. Any question or concern I had, she was on top of it to find out everything I needed to know before making any final decisions. It was amazing working with Seung, and I’m more than grateful to have had her as an admissions advisor while applying to FIDM. It couldn’t have worked out more perfectly.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a very creative person. I love anything that has to do with art and technology, which is how I fell in love with Graphic Design. Photography is also another passion of mine that I’d love to pursue on the side in the future.

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? I’m more than proud of myself for everything that I have accomplished since starting my journey to becoming a graphic designer. From receiving an associates degree to getting jobs in my field as well as finding freelance work on the side, nothing is more satisfying than making progress and furthering myself one step at a time as a designer.

    What made FIDM right for you? I’ve never had a school be so helpful with the admissions process. FIDM offers their students an endless amount of resources and provides a set of skills that will help pursue a career in the real world. FIDM essentially offered me the best opportunity to pursue my career in Graphic Design. I know that once finished with the professional designation program, I’m going to be a more successful and versatile Graphic Designer.

    Describe your entrance project. Having already received a degree and having almost two years experience in the field, I provided work from both my previous school and work that I have done while working in prepress and doing freelance.

    What are your career goals? My career goal is to own my own personal business, where I can start a project from the very beginning on paper to producing the final product by either print or digital media or whichever the client prefers. My goal is to be versatile in all aspects of graphic design.

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? While attending FIDM for the next year, I aspire to take my skills and knowledge to the next level while creating close relationships with my peers and industry professional teachers. FIDM has so many resources both in and out of the classroom and I plan on taking advantage of each and every source.


    Categories: Just Accepted, FIDM, Admissions, Graphic Design, Interview, Transfer Student

  • Sep

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Dreams of Being a Stylist in the Music Industry

    Name: Mackenzie Rivara Age: 20 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA FIDM Major: Visual Communications FIDM Campus and Start Date: Orange County, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisor: Michael Mirabella How did your advisor help with the process? He inspired me to pic … Read More

  • Sep

    Just Accepted Fashion Design Student Was Named Youngest Fashion Designer at Age 10

    Name: Cecilia Cassini Age: 17  Hometown: LA and moved to Newport Beach, California when i was 14. Previous Work: I've worked in retail since I was 14. FIDM Major: Fashion Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, October 2017 Admissions Advisor: Joanne Le … Read More

  • Sep

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Has a BA in Art History From UC Irvine

    Name: Jackie Alejandro Age: 22 Hometown: Redlands, CA Previous College: University of California, Irvine  FIDM Major: Visual Communications FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisor: Margaret Berger and Cathy Chambers How d … Read More

  • Sep

    Just Accepted Social Media Student is Ready to Achieve Her Goals at FIDM

    Name: Salona Wallace Age:22 Hometown: San Clemente, CA Previous College: Saddleback College FIDM Major: Social Media FIDM Campus: OC & LA campuses Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald How did your advisor help with the process? I had a very attentive … Read More

  • Sep

    Just Accepted Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing Student Transfers From Fullerton College to Pursue Her Dreams

    Name: Paulina Gonzalez Age: 23 Hometown: Anaheim, CA Previous College: Fullerton College FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: OC Campus, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisors: Cathy Chambers and Margaret Berger How … Read More

  • Aug

    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 … Read More

  • Aug

    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

    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

    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