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Career Outcomes

Your Journey Toward the Career of a Lifetime Begins Here

Expand Your Opportunities

Let's take a look at some of the names and numbers that help us measure success.

Annual job postings


Employers in our database/contacts for employers nationwide


Companies that recruit on-campus


Academic internships annually


Meetings with students for career guidance


Data collected in 2021.

FIDM Industry Partnerships

Some of our Industry Partners have included:

  • Macy's
  • Kiehl's
  • Toms
  • Topshop
  • Cotton
  • ZARA
  • Converse
  • Red Bull
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Disney
  • WB
  • Pottery Barn
  • Nike
  • NARS
  • ModCloth
  • Palladium
  • PacSun
  • Uniqlo
  • L'Oréal
  • JCPenney

Real people, Amazing Careers

Here is just a short list of some of our grads and their incredible careers.

  • Rea Ann Silva, Founder, Beautyblender
  • Marina Toybina, Emmy-Winning Costume Designer, The Masked Singer
  • Thai Nguyen, Fashion Designer and Say I Do Co-Host
  • Jonathan Gitlin, President, Create Advertising Group
  • Tashiba Jones-Wilson, Costume Designer, Black-ish, Insecure, America’s Got Talent
  • Ashton Hirota, Fashion Designer, Ashton Michael and Next in Fashion Semi-Finalist
  • Julie Sarinana, Fashion Influencer, Sincerely Jules
  • Marielle Pasco, Director of Digital Marketing, The CW Network
  • Gottmik, Ru-Paul’s Drag Race Finalist
  • Diana Arana, Art Director, TechStyle Fashion Group
  • Brian McDonell, Co-Founder/President, Melin
  • Neysa Bové, Visual Development Costume Designer, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Shideh Kaviani, CoFounder/President, Naked Wardrobe
  • Nikita Dragun, Influencer and Owner, Dragun Beauty
  • Emma Verdugo, Prop Coordinator, Ad Astra, Bright
  • Shaun Samson, Senior Designer, Moschino
  • Justine Vazquez, Visual Merchandising Manager, Too Faced Cosmetics
  • Julia Williams, Textile Designer, Pair of Thieves
  • Bryan Hearns, Fashion Designer
  • Eric Acasion, Senior Designer, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products
  • Melanie Owen, Vice President of Design, Target
  • Devi Vuong, Senior Technical Designer, Nike
  • Jill Larue-Rieser, Senior Vice President/Chief Merchandising Officer, California Closets
  • Mona May, Costume Designer, Santa Clarita Diet, Never Been Kissed, Clueless
  • Leanne Marshall, Fashion Designer and Project Runway Winner
  • Taylor Shanle, Social Media Marketing Specialist, Dutch Bros Coffee
  • Kia Ragland, Director of Global Product Development, Smashbox
  • Amirah Kassem, Owner/Founder, Flour Shop
  • Bethany Yellowtail, Fashion Designer, B. Yellowtail
  • Fanny Bourdette-Donon, International PR and Special Projects Manager, Dior Beauty
  • Candice Cuoco, Fashion Designer, Project Runway Finalist
  • Daniel Kasidi, Founder/ CEO, Rastaclat
  • Jasmine Rennie, CEO, Gracemade, 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 List
  • Angelica Villegas, Senior Art Director, Haus Laboratories
  • Macenna Lee, YouTube Design Influencer
  • Bri Emery, Creative Director, Designlovefest
  • Michelle Y. Liu, Set Costumer, Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America, This is Forty, Alice in Wonderland, Avatar
  • Lauren Conrad, Owner/Blog Fashion Writer #1 with WWD, Lauren Conrad
  • Sarah Truly Beers, VP Franchise Creative & Marketing, Marvel Studios
  • Eric Acasio, Senior Designer, Disney Consumer Products
  • Derrick Alexander, Senior Product Development Manager, Savage X Fenty
  • Ashley Itliong, Director of Marketing, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
  • Lindsey Hughes, YouTube Celebrity, Beautybaby44
  • Malvina Hexha, Director of Business Development, Chargeurs
  • Mandi Line, Costume Designer, BH90210
  • Alex Contreras, Senior Director, Tiffany & Co.
  • Brittany Hampton, Designer, Honor the Gift
  • Trish Summerville, Costume Designer, Mank, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl, Westworld
  • Lynne Carter, Owner, Balance Pattern Studio
  • Pamella Protzel, Creative Director, Honorine and Founder, Ella Moss/ Splendid
  • Patricia Chan, Senior Project Designer, Barbie®/ Mattel, Inc.
  • Marie Lorenzo, Designer, Perry Ellis International
  • Nick Verreos, Owner/Designer, NIKOLAKI, Project Runway Star and Project Runway: Under the Gunn winning mentor
  • Patricia Nevil, Owner/Designer, L’ezu Atelier
  • Anthony Franco, Designer, Stussy
  • Corina Smith, Seniore Designer, Torrid
  • Alicia Santibanez, Global Development Manager, Volcom
  • Lisa Marie Lyou, Executive Director of Account Management, The Estée Lauder Companies
  • Mary Bruno, Founder/ Designer, Life After Death Denim
  • Chriselle Lim, Influencer and Co-Founder, Bümo
  • Nicole Hanriot, Owner & Designer, Beach Riot Swimwear
  • Allison Rosenbloom, Senior Reporter, E! News and E! Online
  • Marlene Stewart, Costume Designer, Top Gun: Maverick, Tropic Thunder, Ali
  • Karen Kane, Vice President & Creative Director, Karen Kane, Inc.
  • Pamela Skaist-Levy, Co-Founder, Juicy Couture; Designer, Pam & Gela
  • Octavio Carlin, Owner/Designer, Teatro Clothing
  • Kimberly Culmone, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Design Barbie & Fashion Dolls, Mattel, Inc.
  • Francine LeCoultre, Textile Artist, WandaVision, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, American Horror Story
  • Sylvia Gonzales, Director of Fabric & Trim, 7 For All Mankind
  • Juan Rodriguez, Graphic Artist, Mighty Fine/DOE/Disney Couture
  • Kevan Hall, Designer, Kevan Hall Designs, Inc.
  • Miguel Campos, Operations Manager, The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Shirry Dolgin, Owner/Interior Designer, ASD Interiors
  • Cynthia Gammel-Tragoutsis, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Technical Services, Quality Assurance and Product Safety, Cost Plus World Market
  • Ciel KullmanGlover, Director of Product Development, Zumiez
  • Beau Lawrence, Founder, Ace Rivington
  • Andra Longcore, Senior Fashion Designer, Graco
  • David Lopez, Designer, Perry Ellis International
  • Stephanie Solorio, West Coast Travel Retail Manager, Shiseido
  • Jeff Poulin, Senior Creative Manager of Creative Services, Marvel
  • Jaewon Shin, Senior Footwear Designer, Adidas Original
  • Yotam Solomon, Creative Director, Covalent
  • Koi Suwannagate, Owner/Designer, Koi Suwannagate
  • Ryan Swift, Sample Coordinator, Seven for All Mankind
  • Darlene Wilson, Wedding Consultant, Wynn Las Vegas
  • Amber Barnes, Senior Product Promotions Coordinator, 20th Century Fox
  • Marco Antonio, Visual Merchandising Designer, Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Francesca Arena-Danek, Senior Designer, Pottery Barn
  • Michelle D’Antonio, Specialty Costumer, Hunger Games, Oblivion, Mockingjay, Jimmy Kimmel Show
  • Mary Claire Hannan, Costume Designer, The Fault in Our Stars, The Kids are Alright, Into the Wild
  • Vanessa Cruzada, Director of Product Development, Marc Jacobs Beauty
  • Odile Corso, Owner, Jam on Baby!
  • Mayra Martinez, Project Manager, Liquid Graphics
  • Carrie Baker, Owner, Carrie Baker Events
  • Sara Barlow Ho, Owner/Interior Designer, Sara Ho Design
  • Marcie Booth, Director of Events, ThinkLA
  • Tiffany Bruey, Creative Director, Classical Silk
  • Monique Lhuillier, Owner/Designer, Monique Lhuillier, Inc.
  • Alter Burston, Design Architect, WATG and Wimberly Interiors
  • Kim Thomas, Chief Production Officer, Clover & Cobbler
  • Margarita Arriagada, Founder/CEO, Valdé Beauty
  • Tammi Ha, Senior Merchandiser, Quiksilver
  • Allison Andrews, Founder & Director, San Diego Fashion Week
  • Jordan Holcomb, Sr. Graphic Designer, JAFRA Cosmetics
  • Jeff Brumley, Vice President, Account Management, Smashbox Cosmetics
  • Jessica Carpenter, Costumer, Green Book, Ender’s Game
  • Jordan Stolch, Celebrity Stylist, Celebrity Stylist: P!nk, Cher Lloyd
  • Brian Sullivan, Manager Styling Operations, Hautelook/Nordstrom Rack
  • Jacqueline Carter, Senior Manager of Package Development, Fenty Skin
  • Sky Liu, Senior Product Manager, Sam's Club
  • Jill Ohanneson, Film & TV Costume Designer
  • Erin Cohen, Social Media & Influencer Marketing, Fashion Nova
  • Sergio Guardarma, Designer, Celestino and Project Runway Finalist
  • Althea Lim, Senior Director, Huda Beauty
  • Chan Luu, Owner/Jewelry Designer, Chan Luu, Inc.
  • Alicia Horrisberger, Executive Planner, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
  • Genevieve Davis, Design Manager, San Antonio Shoemakers
  • Johana Hernandez, Owner/Designer, Glaudi
  • Trayce Gigi Field, Costume Designer, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Dead to Me, 2 Broke Girls
  • Abby Moriarty, Founder/Creative Director, 1920
  • Kellie Armbrust, Designer, Sam Edelman
  • Robert Wright, CEO, LRG Clothing
  • Rishi Khangura, Operations Manager, Amazon
  • Federica Capuano, Marketing & PR Manager, Ralph Lauren
  • Daniel Musto, Costume Designer, The Titan Games, Ultimate Beastmaster