Advisory Council

Advisory Council

Industry Leaders Help Shape Our Curriculum

The Textile Design Program prepares students for successful careers in the creation and styling of printed and woven textiles for the apparel and interior design industries. FIDM's Textile Design Graduates are designing fabric on everything from wallpaper and carpet to couture and sportswear. Our Textile Design students and graduates have designed for many of the world’s most renowned brands such as Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and Mossimo for Target as well as launched their own companies and lines.

Greg Nise

Worldwide Associate Director Entertainment Industry Relations, GUCCI

James Bellante

Senior Vice President Visual Merchandising Presentation, MACY’S INC.

Ignaz Gorischek

Vice President Visual Planning and Presentation, NEIMAN MARCUS

Alison Embrey Medina

Executive Editor, DESIGN: RETAIL MAGAZINE

Timothy Opsomer

Vice President Visual Merchandising and Store Planning, MGM/MIRAGE RETAIL

Robert Reeve Frackelton

Vice President, REEVE STORE EQUIPMENT CO.

Harry Cunningham

Head of Store Development, VERA BRADLEY

Carrie Baker-Nisbet

Senior Director Entertainment Marketing, RICHEMONT

Ken Donham

Director of Visual Merchandising, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Christopher Kapov

Marketing Communications Consultant

Paul Olszweski

Visual Design Consultant

Richard Stolls

Chairman, GLOBAL VISUAL GROUP