International Manufacturing & Product Development
Product Development, Tibi
While studying at FIDM, Lindsay Sarnoff was hired for a paid internship with Guess?, working in Product Development for the Accessories Department. She later transitioned into the Buying Department and upon graduation she took a position in Product Development with Charles David, the famed footwear company.
Today, Lindsay works for the New York-based, five year-old contemporary women's label Tibi, which is sold in over 200 specialty stores and at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's and Neiman Marcus. The colorful, feminine designs have been featured everywhere from Elle and Teen Vogue to US Weekly and InStyle. Working in Product Development, Lindsay's day-to-day responsibilities include looking at sketches and samples and translating them to production. She also orders all of the fabrics and trims and deals directly with the factories overseas.
How did you find out about FIDM?
“My mom worked at FIDM in the Office of Community & Educational Affairs and later as an Admissions Advisor. I worked at FIDM almost every summer while I was in high school. It was just natural that I went to FIDM.”
How did you decide on your major?
“After talking to my mom and doing a little analyzing of the different majors, I felt like it would be the perfect opportunity for me. I liked the international part of it and the opportunity to travel and get to know the industry.”
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