FIDM Faculty: Paul Olszewski

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Paul Olszewski

Visual Communications

Paul Olszewski, most recently National Director of Windows & Flagship Visual Marketing for Macy's Inc., has worked in the field of Visual Presentation for over 25 years.   After a 15-year career at Neiman Marcus on both coasts, he worked for New York industry leaders such as Bergdorf Goodman, Prada, Macy's Herald Square, and Macy’s corporate leadership.  He was awarded Retail:Design’s prestigious “Portfolio Award” for being one of the top ten global influencers in the retail design industry.  Paul has a B.A. degree in Studio Art from California State University at Long Beach.

Do you currently work in the industry?

In addition to teaching at FIDM, I am a creative producer on a new reality competition show about the visual industry called Window Warriors.

What classes do you teach?

Survey of Visual Communications, Material and Props, Design Installation, Portfolio

Do you have philosophy about teaching?

Although it is a serious business, I think it’s important to have fun.

What do you enjoy most about teaching at FIDM? 

I enjoy the professionalism on every level‑‑from our students to the faculty and staff.

Paul Olszewski is an Outstanding Faculty Award winner, an award given by the student body to outstanding faculty members.

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