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Illustration Department Featured at UN

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday with your loved ones. What makes art so incredible is that there are so many different purposes for creating. Whether it be work for clientele, personal satisfaction, or work to raise awareness, art has the power to be extremely impactful. The Illustration Department at FIT recently created artwork to raise crucial awareness about the state of the planet’s climate, specifically the ocean’s. The Ocean Climate Conference at U.N. (from June 5th-9th) focused on ways to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” Their goal is to improve the condition of the ocean for not only the people, but for the planet and its lifespan.

Emi Anderson (displayed below) worked on a project to specifically raise awareness about plastic pollution in the oceans of our planet. Her project was presented at the conference. The image portrays a woman holding a whale underwater, with pollution scattered in the atmosphere around her.


Others student work was displayed at the German Missions in the United States on the United Nations Plaza. The two students are  Julia Rios and Rachel Lim, students of the Illustration Department. The exhibition was apart of a much larger exhibition, the Green Bauhaus Communications Project, where ten posters from FIT (the only school representing the U.S.) were a part of the 300 displayed in the show. You can read more about the displayed artwork here. There are images of some of the other artwork displayed as well! It is incredible to see students create artwork that portrays such a meaningful message.

Until Next Time,
Annmarie X

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Perks of AMC: An Inside look

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Advertising and marketing have always connected with me. As a young girl, I was mesmerized with my mother’s American and Hispanic fashion magazines. Each magazine had a distinctive typeface style and content, and I would dissect and analyze each advertisement and article. I was fascinated by the different cultural appeal, beauty and fashion trends. I would enjoy making my own magazines, putting together a story line and collage of magazine clipping and photos. I remember being asked by my father on a daily basis to summarize my day; I enjoyed the opportunity to tell a story about me, to elaborate on what I learned, and to describe how I saw things through my own perspective. My love for creative marketing is the reason why I chose Advertising and Marketing Communications at FIT.

From creating marketing campaigns to promoting products to building brand awareness, AMC prepares you to become the entrepreneur you’re destined to be. From you’re very first semester, you will be immersed in classes with foundational knowledge of advertising and marketing, direct marketing, promotion, public relations, etc. AMC courses allow you to develop media plans, write print advertisements, press releases, magazine articles, and so much more. You’ll learn skills you can apply across a multitude of industries – especially the ones you’re most passionate about. Whether your goal is to work for your favorite clothing brand or one of the top Fortune 500 companies, AMC will give you an impressive foundation in marketing communications designed to showcase your creativity, skill and talent.

More than anything, you’ll be guided by a faculty of practicing professionals of 30+ years, varying from advertising and public relations executives, editors, journalists, producers, and marketing consultants. They can offer an inside scoop into the industry, provide contacts through networking and bring in guest lecturers for seminars to interact and ask questions.

If you want to get down to the creative side of business, AMC is the major for you!

Melinda

Fire & Ice Exhibition

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Hello!

I just wanted to come here and let you guys know that currently all graduating AAS fashion design students are having an exhibition of their semester work inspired by “Fire & Ice”. I went there yesterday to see my roommates work and was blown away by some of the things I saw. I definitely recommend you checking it out if you have a few minutes to spare. I find it so interesting to see what students come up with and how they bring it to life.

The exhibition is open from April 27 to May 1, 2016 from 9 am-9 pm. It’s located in the John E. Reeves Great Hall.

Let me know in the comments below if you went and what you thought of it!

xoxo

Zorya