Category Archives: student work

In Jessica Wynne’s photography class, illustration students “step back, loosen up and drop the pencils”

Illustration major Enrique Page tells of a special experience studying photography this semester: “Photography is one of the most interesting classes an illustrator can take. We can relax and take a step back, loosen up, drop the pencils, and just … Continue reading

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Holly Jo’s Staged Reality

On a day leading up to the BFA photography exhibit, Holly Jo Schnaudigel was looking over her “Staged Reality” photo printed on crêpe georgette and backed with chiffon. The cinematic portrait shows a rapt t.v. viewer wearing negligee and curlers. She’s a gal … Continue reading

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Holiday Bizarre: VPED pop-up nets $15K for cancer funding

In cooperation with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, third-year Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design students raised over $15,000 with their Holiday Bizarre pop-up shop that closed this weekend at FIT. “This project shows how unique FIT is in the way … Continue reading

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Blue plate special

Did you want your Blue Plate Special with a line of hamsters? A hockey player skating with fishes or a baseball batter swinging at birds? Kitties are popular this year.  So are squirrels, bears, giraffes and chipmunks. There’s also a … Continue reading

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Fine arts photographer crosses over, fashionably

Jordan Tiberio faces a type of conundrum not unfamiliar to students who fully explore their craft: “I won a fashion shooting contest, but I’m a fine arts photographer,” says the recent winner of the Western Digital (WD) Fashion Walk. “I’m used … Continue reading

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The campus gets chalked

Illustration students went loud, bold and beautiful on the FIT campus today. Students from the senior illustration workshop recreated their classwork in chalk images on the concrete canvas of FIT itself. “The art is beautiful. I am so proud of this … Continue reading

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Like Mother Like Daughter

Bonnie Papernik and her daughter Anissa Lorenzi have both studied 2D animation with Prof. John Goodwin. This May Papernik will graduate with her BFA in computer animation and her daughter will graduate high school. “We’ll be graduating at the same … Continue reading

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In Meagan Meli’s portfolio: A Forest Princess, Cyclops & Valentine

Within many of Illustration major Meagan Meli’s creations are a potpourri of themes, imagery and cultural references. Her illustrations can be playfully dark and scary in an Edward Gorey way. Yet none of the design elements are left stranded. They … Continue reading

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FIT temporarily exports Dean Arbuckle to Taiwan

Call it creative ingenuity across disciplines and cultures. And call it the product of a long flight to Taiwan!  Last week under the direction of Prof. C.J. Yeh from Communication Design, students from Asia University of Taiwan participated in a … Continue reading

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