From executives at major corporations to entrepreneurs with the next hot fashion app or vintage boutique, these graduates of FIDM, one of the top fashion marketing schools, are out there achieving in the industry.
Merchandise & Marketing Graduate Jeffrey Brumley, who is currently the Vice President of Merchandising and Planning at Fabletics, has recently returned to sunny California after nearly a decade in New York and Vancouver where he worked at VINCE and Lululemon, respectively. "My husband and I could not be more thrilled about this move," Jeffrey reports. In his new role at Kate Hudson's activewear company, he manages a team of nine that includes both merchandisers and planners. "We collectively work very closely with design to curate monthly collections that support our guest’s needs," he explains. "We offer a variety of products for her but the primary focus is around active wear."
Jeffrey says that the ever-changing landscape of retail is his passion, in addition to leading a team. "There is no better reward than shaping one’s career and building them into their desired role, as well as being a part of their career journey," says Jeffrey, who planned to be an orthodontist before discovering FIDM. "FIDM was the best decision I could have made for my career," he says. "The college surrounded me with peers with similar passions and professors that were generous enough to share their knowledge, expertise, and experience in the industry. My advice to all FIDM students: Use your timely wisely while going to school. Absorb it all in. Never downplay the significance of what you are doing, and most importantly, enjoy it."
Jeffrey would ultimately love to be a CEO of a small company, but says, "At the end of the day, your title does not mean a thing; what's most important are the relationships you build, the lives you change, and enjoying the fluid business of the fashion industry. Always live your passion."
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Diego Dominguez graduated in 2007 with his degree in Merchandising & Marketing. Since then he has worked for Simon Miller and Kill City Jeans, and is now in New York at premium denim label Frame, working as a sales rep for the men’s line. He said he ha … Read More
After receiving a degree in Merchandising & Marketing, Caitlyn Braegelmann pursued her B.S. degree in Business Management at FIDM. Upon graduation, she received her MBA from Loyola Marymount University in Marketing. While working as a Domestic Marketing Mana … Read More
Merchandising & Marketing Graduate Jazmin Raymond recently had the chance to work with Jayden Smith for the August cover story of NYLON magazine. The 2016 graduate was on-set via a styling opportunity from the Career Center and said she "had the time of my lif … Read More
Congratulations to Merchandising & Marketing Students Emily Hotton (SF campus) and Nina Vujasinovic (LA campus) on receiving full-time paid internships with Zappos this fall in the company's merchandising and planning departments. These coveted internships i … Read More
FIDM Merchandise & Marketing Graduate and pro skater Spencer Nuzzi is now an Outfitter/Stylist at Trumaker and he also sells his own line of apparel and accessories. We recently caught up with the Los Angeles-based alum to learn more. How did you get invol … Read More
Zayne Maeda is now a Merchandise Manager at Petco, where she is a one of the merchants for Aquatic Supplies. We recently talked with the FIDM Grad to learn more about her new job. How did your new job at PETCO come about? I’ve always wanted to be in the pet … Read More
Students in the Premier Marketing Group (PMG) were recently treated to special visit from Alicia Buczek, Diane Von Furstenberg Sales Assistant at 10Eleven Showroom in downtown Los Angeles. Alicia graduated from FIDM in 2014 with her Merchandising & Marketing … Read More
Ten years ago, Jennifer Rhee graduated from FIDM. She’s now a Senior Merchandiser at Paige, a premium denim and lifestyle label headquartered in Los Angeles, and visited FIDM last week as a guest speaker for students in the Premier Product Development Group … Read More
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