Posts tagged: Birgit Schwarz-Hickey

BFA – A Fair to Remember

By , October 5, 2012 4:31 pm

your hosts from the Dean’s Office, Amy, Ashley & Kim

A roomful of expertise — department chairs, professors and student advisers — were on hand at the BFA Fair on October 4th to speak with students interested in art and design BFA majors. “Students often don’t realize the offerings and the vast number of programs available to them,” says Professor Ellen Goldstein from accessories design. “The BFA Fair opens their eyes to a vast number of opportunities.”

Suzanne Anoushian, chair of communication department with prospective BFA student

Professor Anne Kong from visual presentation and exhibition design talking to students

“We talked about everything from job opportunities to majors and ours being more 3-dimensional,” said Professor Anne Kong.

Prof. Birgit Schwarz-Hickey from advertising design talking with students

Fashion design chair, Colette Wong talks to a curious student

“The BFA Fair is a wonderful opportunity for all Art & Design students,” says Colette Wong, chair of fashion design. “It’s informative even for students who know what their major will be. They learn more about the study abroad programs and any lingering questions get answered.”

Prof. Frederun Scholz of graphic design providing guidance

Prof. Sarah Mullins & Vasilios Christoflilakos, chair of accessories design

Prof. Sandra Krasovec advising prospective student of packaging design

“I had a very important conversation with students about what they can do after graduation,” said Jeff Way, assist. chair of fine arts. “We have graduates who come to the classroom to talk about what they are doing.”

Student advisors & textile design BFA majors Gabrielle Marino and Samantha Dines help out behind the swatches

Sara Petitt, chair of textile surface design

Ramon Campos holding an octopus  prototype made by alum Andres Garza

 Ramon Campos, a student adviser, switched to toy design after completing his AAS in illustration. He was on hand to help prospective students navigate the waters.



photos: Rachel Ellner


Ad design students showcase and mingle at The One Club

By , May 9, 2012 4:40 pm

If you’re an advertising design student, having your work shown at the The One Club 18th Annual Student Exhibition is more than a singular honor.  This year the student exhibition is showcasing the best advertising design projects submitted by students from 30 schools from 15 cities and 5 countries. Selected for display were 30 print advertising campaigns and 20 motion graphics projects created by FIT students from Advertising Design and the Media Design Club.

ad students checking out The One Club work/photo: Birgit Schwarz-Hickey

The event is part of The One Club’s Creative Week, which includes educational conferences, the Student-Client Pitch and various award shows. This year, the events were held at Eyebeam,  NYC’s prestigious art and technology center.

“The vibe was right and seeing all of the best ad design work in one room from schools across the country was inspirational,”  said BFA student Stephen Weisbrot,  whose digital work appeared on  one of FIT’s eight computers ” It took this theory of advertising that I’ve been studying and exploring at FIT and brought it into a real life application.”

FIT students next to their work at The One Club/photo: Birgit Schwarz-Hickey

“The response was outstanding,” said Assistant Professor Birgit Schwarz-Hickey for AD.FIT was one of the only colleges showing digital work, which is expected by the industry after graduation.” – Assistant Professor Birgit Schwarz-Hickey

photo: CJ Yeh 

30 print advertising campaigns and 20 motion graphics projects from FIT were selected for the exhibition.

FIT student work for  The One Club 18th Annual Student Exhibition was organized and curated by professors Joe Stalluppi, Birgit Schwarz-Hickey and C. J. Yeh.

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