Grad Creates Sustainable and Customizable Tech Accessories Case
Emily Streeter was born and raised in San Luis Obispo, California and first heard about FIDM while part of the national career and technical student organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). She attended FIDM's DEBUT Runway Show during her sophomore year at San Luis Obispo High School and later applied to FIDM to study Visual Communications. After receiving her A.A. in 2019, Emily decided to continue her education with a B.A. in Design. We recently checked in with the 2021 graduate — who is showing her work as part of this month's B.A. in Design Student Show — to learn more.
When did you develop an interest in design? For as long as I can remember I have always been drawn to the more creative side of things. When I was in elementary school, I got a sewing machine for Christmas, which ended up jump-starting my interest in design.
What led you to the Design B.A. program at FIDM? While I was completing my A.A. in Visual Communications, I went to the FIDM Bachelors in Design Student Show and saw all the work of the graduating students and was super intrigued and inspired by it. After I graduated from the Visual Communications program in 2019, I applied for the Design B.A. program.
Tell us about your work for the B.A. in Design Student Show: My work is an explorational journey in product design and branding. Using my skills and experience in graphic design and sewing, I developed a sustainable, customizable, and protective tech accessories case brand called The Station. The name is a play on the word stationery and a station for all of your things. The Station is for the community, and through our sustainable and customizable design, our protective cases fit your lifestyle and ensure you will have somewhere to live it.
What is your unique design vision? I tend to have a more minimal design style with a slight edge and I aspire to create impactful memories through meaningful design.
What is a valuable lesson you’ve learned in the B.A. program? To communicate and ask questions, because more often than not, it creates a better outcome no matter the situation.
How is FIDM helping you get closer to your career goals? Between instructors with industry experience and the access to equipment, I have been able to learn so many skills that have allowed me to build a well rounded portfolio of work.
Learn more at emilystreeter.com and on Instagram @whatelseemily.
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