, International

  • Jan

    Catching Up With International Student Anna Hsiao

    Originally from Taiwan, Anna Hsiao is currently pursuing Merchandise Product Development at FIDM. We were able to get to know a little bit more about her in an interview. Learn about her FIDM Experience and career goals below.

    Where are you from? How do you like living/studying in California?


    I’m from Taiwan. I really enjoy living in California because the weather here is super nice.


    When will you graduate from FIDM and what is your major?


    I will graduate on March, 2017. My major is Merchandise Product Development.

    我将在2017年三月毕业。 我的专业是行销产品开发。

    Why did you choose to study at FIDM?


    Only FIDM has a Merchandise Product Development major, which teaches both Fashion Marketing and Design.

    只有fidm 才有的行销产品开发的专业,而且会教服装行销跟服装设计。 

    Where did you study/work before FIDM


    I was attending high school in Taiwan before FIDM.


    What do you like the most about FIDM?


    I like my major’s curriculum at FIDM. My classes include some business development classes such as retail environment, marketing and brand development, fashion merchandising, assortment planning, etc. Merchandise Product Development also has some fashion design classes that teach you how to use Illustrator to draw a design, how to sew a garment and make a pattern. From these classes, I learned a lot of information in the fashion industry. Compared to the Marketing major, I have more skills than them, such as sewing, patternmaking and product developing.


    How do you think FIDM will prepare your career in the future?


    Since the Merchandise Product Development major is very flexible, I not only do a product developer’s job, but also a buyer’s or marketer’s job. Next quarter I’ll have the brand portfolio class that I’ll start to build my own portfolios for two brands. My portfolio will be very vital for my future career.


    Anything else you’d like to add?


    I learned how to make a dress form pattern from FIDM DEBUT Graduate, Tomy Huang, and every single piece of my design that I made is fitted and accurate. Learning how to make a dress form pattern really tells you why patternmaking is very important and how to make your ideal design.

    我从Tomy Huang那边学会做人体模型的打版,我做出来的每一件衣服都非常的贴身跟准确。学会如何去打各种型号的版会让你知道为什么服装打版是那么重要而且还会让你知道如何去做你理想中的设计。



    Categories: International

  • Aug

    Art of Thai Silk Reception & Fashion Show Held at FIDM Museum & Galleries

    On August 9, 2016, the Art of Thai Silk Reception & Fashion Show was presented by the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles in collaboration with the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Department of International … Read More

  • Jul

    Catching Up With FIDM China Alumna Ambassador Chloe Cheng (English and Chinese)

    When did you graduate from FIDM and what was your major? I gradated in 2012, my major was Merchandise Marketing. 你什么时候毕业的专业是什么? 我在2012年毕业,我的专业是市场营销。 What is your current job title, and what is your company all about? I am the co-founder of Shangh … Read More

  • Jun

    A Conversation With DEBUT Designer Tomy Huang (English and Chinese)

    By Chloe Cheng Recent Advanced Fashion Design Graduate Tomy Huang is originally from Beijing, China, but says he loves living, working, and studying in California. Learn more about this International Student's exciting time at FIDM. How did you choose to s … Read More

  • May

    Catching Up With FIDM Graduate Bianca Hsu of Voda Swim

    FIDM Ambassador Chloe Cheng recently chatted with Bianca Hsu, who is the Brand Manager of Voda Swim in Taiwan. Learn more about her busy and exciting career overseas: When did you graduate from FIDM and what was your major? 你什么时候毕业的专业是什么? I graduated in 200 … Read More

  • Apr

    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

  • Mar

    Graphic Design Graduate Runs Her Own Design Firm in Jakarta, Indonesia

    Name: Krizia Soetaniman Occupation: Graphic designer and owner Company: KriziaSoe Design Location: Jakarta, Indonesia FIDM Major: Graphic Design Graduated: 2015 
What do you love about your work? I work for myself and designing has always been a part o … Read More

  • Feb

    IMPD Students Take Unforgettable Study Trip to Hong Kong

    All 11 of FIDM's International Manufacturing & Product Development Students recently visited Hong Kong, along with FIDM Vice President of Education Barbara Bundy and Special Projects Chairperson Amanda Starling, for hands-on learning in a fast-paced, global … Read More

  • Feb

    Just Accepted Beauty Student Has 7,000 Followers on Makeup-Focused Instagram

    Name: Sofia Aldana Age: 17 Hometown: Barranquilla, Colombia FIDM Major: Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2016 Admissions Advisor: Seung Kim  How did your advisor help with the process? Seung was ve … Read More

  • Nov

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Hails From Durban, South Africa

    Name: Alexia Vaden Age: 18 Hometown: Durban, South Africa Current School/Work: I'm a senior at Corona del Mar High School. I've been working at Hobie Surf Shop in Corona del Mar for two years. FIDM Major: Visual Communications FIDM Campus and Start Date: … Read More