Author Archives: Rachel Ellner

From Client to Designer to Laser, A Quick Wash, and Custom Clothing Appears

High quality custom clothing may cost consumers more initially, but it stays in style far longer – maybe forever. With today’s computer and laser technology, even sophisticated and unusual designs move quickly from the minds of customers and designers to … Continue reading

Posted in Textile Surface Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Conceptual Display Advertises a Conceptual Exhibit

How does a team of four Spatial Experience Design students create a window display inspired by an artist whose work is elaborate, unfamiliar, and otherworldly? With imagination, skill, and in this unusual case, guidance from the artist himself. The assignment … Continue reading

Posted in Spatial Experience Design, Visual Presentation Exhibition Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Variety in Designs and Materials Mark the Work of This Year’s Jewelry Design Grads

From a class that began during COVID lockdown with 18 students, eight are graduating this week, making it through the Jewelry Design program with “perseverance, dedication and a whole lot of talent,” says Prof. Michael Coan. The students will be … Continue reading

Posted in Jewelry Design | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Zion Ozeri’s photos capture Jewish diversity 3,000 years post exodus

Americans, and even American Jews, are used to thinking of Jewish families as well-educated strivers living a comfortable life in a major city. But for many if not most Jewish communities around the globe, the look is different even if … Continue reading

Posted in Alumni, photography | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

From Paperboard to Eye-Stopping Project: Packaging Design Students Top the Competition

A team of three Packaging Design BFA students has won first place in the Paperboard Packaging Alliance Student Design Challenge for 2021. Competing against more than 40 other teams from 10 schools, FIT teams also took one of two honorable … Continue reading

Posted in Packaging Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Collegial Art with Prof. Julia Jacquette

Energy, excitement, and wide-ranging talent were in evidence in Prof. Julia Jacquette’s Fine Arts course, Painting VI: Sources of Painted Imagery, when Joan Endres from the Dean’s Office came by to view student critiques. Here’s a closer look. The class … Continue reading

Posted in fine arts, student work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vaccine Jitters? Corlette Douglas ‘14, Illustrates New Children’s Book

A new children’s book that helps explain vaccinations to young readers, “Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters,” is illustrated with aplomb by Corlette Douglas, (Illustration ‘14). The main character, the charming and buoyant Maxine, playfully engages with her stuffed animals … Continue reading

Posted in Alumni, Illustration | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Paintings by Prof. Anne Finkelstein on Every Wi-Fi Kiosk in NYC

Ten paintings by Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design professor Anne Finkelstein are on display until February 27 on every LinkNYC screen in New York City – over 1,800 in all. The project serves as an example in wayfinding, a concept … Continue reading

Posted in Communication Design Pathways, faculty work, Visual Presentation Exhibition Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Packaging Design adds terrific taste to Best Damn Cookies

Navya Jhunjhunwala is well on her way toward building a career in packaging design with an emphasis on food products. Her multi-step approach, honed at FIT, often leads to iconic, deceptively simple designs, easy to manufacture. They also build on … Continue reading

Posted in Alumni, Communication Design, Packaging Design | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Much More Than Design Itself: Emerging Senior Thesis by Karo Buttler

Karo Buttler’s senior thesis project offers an enormous amount of detail on design, manufacturability, materials and sustainability. Her insights were hard-won, and speak not only to her curiosity and versatility, but also to the special learning opportunities offered by FIT … Continue reading

Posted in fashion design, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment