Prof. Eric Ramirez is the Chairperson and Assistant Professor in the Textile/Surface Design Department. I am a graduate of the TD/SD Program at FIT and design in various areas of the textile and related fields, especially textiles prints for fashion apparel and home furnishings. Such as: children’s, woman’s wear and menswear textile designs, bed sheet, upholstery fabrics, dinnerware, tabletop, bathroom products. During the semester he teaches several courses from basic color and drawing to the graduating capstone courses. Prof. Ramirez also continues to work on his fine art paintings.
Prof. Ramirez teaches:
HTS176 55A From Museum Inspiration to Textile Design
I believe that each student has a special creative gift that needs to be nurtured and developed. Through instruction, guidance and hands on practice this creative gift can be strengthen. At one point there is a comfort level when they have achieved a break through with their creativity. Then only can the limitless possibilities of what can be achieved for the future be in the reach of the student.
On Precollege Programs:
I really think the opportunity to study in New York City at FIT in a college atmosphere is so rewarding. Being on a campus that is full of a variety of different fields of study is just awesome. During my class I especially like to see the creative ability and to hear the diferent points of view about designing from the students during discussions and critiques. I have always felt that in all the Precollege programs you will experience something that will make a major impact on you, for the rest of your life.
Artwork featured in the post by Prof. Eric Ramirez