Prior to opening her own event design company, Barb had the wonderful experience of being a Visual Manager and on the store opening team at Anthropologie as well as a ghost designer for HGTV’s “Whats Your Sign Design”.
On Precollege Programs:
I’m excited about the chance to teach future designers about a unique way to be creative through event design and planning. Sometimes it’s all about understanding possibilities and realizing that careers can be built from many talents.
Industry Experience/Recent Exhibitions:
Founder and Creator Director of Hatch Creative Studio, Barb Salzman and her team have inspired the limits of traditional event design and marketing for the past 10 years.Named one of The Knot’s Top 10 Most Inspiring People (2013)
Voted best Floral Designer 2011-2014 by The Knot and published in numerous publications such as In Style, NY Magazine, The Knot, Brides Magazine, Martha Stewart, Style Me Pretty and Biz Bash.
Hatch Creative Studio has left its mark on events such as:
Creative Time Gala
Target Feed Launch
Super Bowl Media Event
The Brooklyn Half Marathon Pre-Party
The Office Depot Booth at The X Games
FIT’s instructors aren’t just a hit in the classroom, they also have projects of their own. Anthony Capparelli, is an FIT Adjunct Associate Professor in the Illustration Department. His exhibit, titled The Art of Sport, is a collection of paintings, oils, watercolors, and charcoals, with subjects ranging from The Garden itself, to many of the sports stars that impacted the passionate and fiery sports world of New York City. The former Yankees’ shortstop Derek Jeter, as well as current New York Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist make appearances. Below is a video of Professor Capparelli, discussing his art and the exhibit. His work is on display at Gallery FIT.
Museum hours: Tuesday–Friday, noon–8 pm; Saturday, 10 am–5 pm. Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays.
Check out the Precollege class taught by Prof. Capparelli: HIL 163 Human Anatomy
Prof. Goodman teaches:
HJD 019 Jewelry Design Studio I
In my studio everyone is an artist, everyone is equal. Everyone is encouraged to express their own voice and vision. However, as artists and craftspeople we are held to professional standards, and we are expected to produce exceptional work even when on a deadline. My goal as an educator is to foster successful, skilled makers who are proud of each piece they produce, and prepared to move forward in their education or to launch a professional career in arts and design. In learning to create and in producing great work students come to understand themselves more fully not only as makers but also as people.
This transitional period in many young peoples’ lives is when they first take tentative steps towards self identifying as an artist or designer. Being there to watch this transformation and being the mentor that can offer growth and affirmation at this nascent stage is incredibly rewarding.
I have worked as a fabricator for many big brand designers, like Alexis Bittar. In my personal design work I build almost exclusively on commission for private clients. I am constantly impressed by my students whom I have helped to launch their own brands, such as Eva Marcus Jewelry, Laura Wass of WXYZ, Allie Schloss of AnnaLaya designs, Libby Klein of Libby BK and Candice Cox of CanDidArt, to name a few.
Professor Josef Zutelgte has been teaching in the Fine Arts Department at FIT since 2000, drawing, 3-D design and sculpture. He was born in Germany, attended the Westfaelische Wilhelms University and the Kunstakademie Muenster/Duesseldorf and received an MFA in 1983. After moving to New York in 1986, he studied at The City College of New York and earned an MFA in Sculpture. Zutelgte also collaborates with Phil Art Academy, preparing foreign students for U.S. undergraduate and graduate studies. Over the last several years, he has traveled to South Korea and China to coordinate intensive college preparation workshops. In the past, he has taught at Parsons and University of Pforzheim,Germany.
As a working artist, Josef Zutelgte has exhibited throughout the US and Europe, including the Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC, Jack Tilton Gallery NYC, Roman Zenner Gallery, Germany, Konrad Moenter Gallery , Germany, Univerity of the Arts, Philadelphia, Hunter College, NYC , University of Hawaii.
Awards include Triangle Foundation NYC (Residency), National Foundation of the Arts , Miami (Residency) , and the Art Development Grant.
In this age of globalization, digitalization, and climate change, the world (both natural and constructed) seems to change dramatically from one day to the next. It is my goal to help students hone their observational skills and encourage them to spend time looking at the world, question why things exist as they do, and propose alternatives in an ever-changing world.
I view the classroom as a place for knowledge and inquiry, experimentation and discovery, failure and success. A successful art education allows and encourages the imagination to flourish. Through teaching, I have observed that as students develop their visual skills, they look more closely at their surroundings. As they find outlets for expression, they gain a deeper understanding of themselves—and this is the starting point for creatively engaging with our world. The creative process should be inviting, challenging, and fun. It is serious work, but we won’t find success if it doesn’t bring us pleasure.
Advice for young students:
An important aspect of learning is to “play.” Art invites and encourages play and, in the process, you learn to take risks, solve problems, and find alternative solutions—all important things you can apply to other life situations.
On Precollege Programs:
It is absolutely awesome to work with many young motivated students and it is a great opportunity for students to find others with similar interests and desires.