Category Archives: Alumni

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

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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

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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

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Brigid Coleman’s Halloween-Themed Art: Mundane, Funny, Ominous…

Brigid Coleman’s love of vintage scary movies can be seen in her Halloween-themed art: sketchy characters doing seemingly mundane things. A playful, ominous macabre runs through her work here. It’s a mix of commissioned work, Halloween musings, and one drawn … Continue reading

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About Love: Tiffany, Beyonce, Jay-Z, a Yellow Diamond and FIT Alums

As any good campaign should, Tiffany & Co’s attempt to appeal to younger potential customers with its “About Love” campaign lit up both the fashion press and mainstream media last month. Beyoncé is the first Black woman to wear the … Continue reading

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Williams Perez captures four seasons of a “crazy” year

“They’re like photos of the crazy year of 2020 — spring, summer, fall, winter,” says Williams Perez about his four-panel illustration with scenes from his desk that depict each season.  For Perez, a recent Illustration grad, getting a running start to his … Continue reading

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New York Times Bestselling Illustrator Nina Mata Tells All!

When “I Promise,” written by LeBron James and Illustrated by Nina Mata, (Illustration, ’08), was released last August, it became an instant New York Times #1 best selling children’s book. Shortly after it was named by Amazon and Barnes & … Continue reading

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Sydney Hawes’ plush children’s coats go to Washington with Kamala Harris’ great nieces!

Lady Gaga wore Schiaparelli at the Inauguration. Kamala Harris’ two great-nieces wore iloveplum. FIT graduates designed for all three…but this is about two-year-old Leela and four-year-old Amala, and their adorable hooded faux-fur leopard-print coats. Embed from Getty Images Fashion Design … Continue reading

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The Image-Makers: Documenting Protests

By now, we’re no strangers to photos and videos of police escalating confrontations with demonstrators and the killing of individuals in custody. Such visceral imagery has been captured for decades: “What the camera had to do was expose the evils … Continue reading

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Samuel Tannenbaum: Modernity with a Shaker Sensibility

In a post-post-modern era of computer-aided design and retro-ornate popularity, what is old can be startlingly and gorgeously new. Samuel Tannenbaum, a 2019 Textile Surface Design grad, draws on his small town roots and his aptitude for textile design and … Continue reading

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