Tag: Alumni

  • Carnaval, Culebra, Encanto: Alexa Rivera Explores Puerto Rican Culture in Textiles

    Alexa Rivera, a recent Textile/Surface Design graduate, has created a collection of designs inspired by Puerto Rico. Her work combines the island’s Taino culture dating back to before Columbus arrived, local architecture, and florals, to beautifully merge history and textile design. Rivera ’22 AAS, had never created something that told a story about her culture,…

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

    “Maxine’s Critters Get the Vaccine Jitters” book cover 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 to help put them at ease about…

  • Packaging Design adds terrific taste to Best Damn Cookies

    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 her fascination with food. Jhunjhunwala, who arrived in New York City from her native New…

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

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

    Brigid Coleman’s love of vintage scary movies are evident in her Halloween-themed art: sketchy characters doing seemingly mundane things. A playful, ominous macabre runs through her work. It’s a mix of commissioned work, Halloween musings, and one drawn from her experience working in a fast food joint. The Illustration grad works as freelance illustrator and…

  • 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, Textile Surface Design, ’19, draws on his small town roots and his aptitude for textile design and crafting, to create original fabric designs and fabric-based artwork.  His work has a distinctive, elegantly spare, Shaker…