Category Archives: FYI

Welcome Back!

Hello there! The fall semester is about to start in less than a week and most of us are probably not ready… There is so much to complete and do before the semester starts, which is why I thought I would give you a little guide to make it a little easier for you!

  1. Check you FIT email You want to make sure you haven’t gotten any email announcements from your professors. Some might already want you to do something before class (buy textbooks, homework, projects etc.), you never know… but better start off the semester prepared.
  2.  Log In to Blackboard Always log in to your Blackboard, a lot of times professors make announcement there at the start of the semester. They post the syllabus, policies, tips etc.   Again they might want you to do something before class starts, and it will be there under announcements. Just check it to make sure.
  3. Check that you are Registered I would make sure you are registered to all your signed up classes. This semester one of my classes got canceled, so I had to make sure I replaced it, which can take a some time, especially if you already have your schedule planned. You can check under you MyFIT -> Student -> Registration -> View Student Schedule
  4. Start looking for good deals A lot of professors want you to purchase the textbook before class starts. I wouldn’t, usually you don’t event tend to use it on the first day. But I would start researching good deals on amazon, facebook, thrift stores etc. because your probably going to have to purchase it at some point.
  5. Download Elucian GO If you are new and don’t know where all you classes are or want to be able to see you class schedule, I would highly suggest downloading Elucian Go. With this app you get an overview of your classes and can get detailed information on the class, like which classroom, professor details, time etc.
  6. Buy a Planner This is personal, but I need a physical planner, I don’t like electronic planners. If you are like me, don’t forget to buy one so you can start planning your semester.
  7. Get the Fall 2017 sticker On your first day of class don’t forget to get there a little earlier so you can get your fall 2017 sticker put on your ID. You will need it to get into the buildings.

Hope this was helpful. Good Luck!

xoxo

-Z

Makeup Meets Art

Need some inspiration to bring your art work to life?

Alumnus Roger Cabello, FIT ’85, slathers, dollops, swirls, and dabs cosmetics into abstract masterpieces.

The Peruvian-born Photography grad has made a career of shooting all kinds of cosmetics—foundation, lip gloss, shampoo, nail color—in blobs, crumbles, swirls, and smears.

While working for Allure magazine, he perfected the now-ubiquitous style of photographing makeup out of its packaging, highlighting textures and colors so enticing you can’t help wanting to touch it, put it on your face, or maybe even eat it.

In the piece shown above, L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Lip was created when Cabello painted the images on the cover.

It was developed by Orrea Light, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management ’02, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing ’97, vice president of product development at L’Oréal Paris.

Materials are everywhere — it just takes a true artist to see it.

MB

Summer Reading: Stories by FIT Alum and Faculty

For all the book worms out there, I have the perfect summer reading list!Recent books by faculty and alumni run the gamut from children’s picture books to an analysis of the way globalization affects emerging markets. These stories make the perfect summer reading list!

Recent books by faculty and alumni run the gamut from children’s picture books to an analysis of the way globalization affects emerging markets.

One book called Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple, Illustration, ’04, is a graphic memoir with a striking cover (shown above.) This story details Crabapple’s coming-of-age and coming into her own as a political artist, illustrating Occupy Wall Street and prisoners at the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.

For more summer reading picks by FIT alum and faculty, search this collection.

Let me know which story speaks to you.

Enjoy!

MB

Of Cats and Men

Sam Kalda, Illustration MFA ‘14, makes the case that it’s not just women who love cats with his gorgeously illustrated book, Of Cats and Men, featuring stories, quotes, and delightful drawings of noted cat enthusiasts of the male persuasion.

His subjects include artists, writers, thinkers, and statesmen; cats may be the one thing Ai Weiwei, Mark Twain, Nikola Tesla, and Andy Warhol have in common.

Kalda, whose clients include The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Pentagram, West Elm, and Wired, won the Society of Illustrators gold medal, was on the shortlist for the World Illustration Awards, and was named to CMYK magazine’s “Top 100 New Creatives.”

To see more of his feline creations, visit here.

Congratulations, Sam!

MB

Bee’s at FIT

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For those who don’t know, FIT has two beehives full of happy bees.

This past April, 2 beehives were installed on Earth Day, located on the green roof between the Goodman and Pomerantz buildings. FIT students were a tremendous help in this process― along with Suzanne McGillicuddy, assistant dean of students and co-chair, FIT’s Sustainability Council.

The goal of the Hives project is to foster education across numerous disciplines about bees and their role in the environment, to educate FIT students about the importance of bees and the fields FIT serves, and to contribute to the city’s bee population.

Three months in, the number of bees has increased significantly, which means they are thriving in their new home. Honey is already being produced, which usually takes a new hive approximately a year, McGillicuddy said. With the High Line and Madison Square Park in the area, among other areas, the bees will flourish and sustain their two hives beautifully.

With the High Line and Madison Square Park in the area, among other areas, the bees will continue to flourish and sustain their two hives beautifully.

MB