Meet Svetlana Zakharina!

So, tell us a little about yourself… Why fashion? Where did it all begin? My roots of special-occasion designing began in Russia where the seeds were first planted that led to my future creative career. I grew up with a passion and enthusiasm for the arts, beauty, wellness, & fashion…I painted, and drew, and cooked…and then designed clothing. By essence, I am a creator with a spiritual approach. I like to consider myself to be sort of a sketcher of all creations. With every project, I visualize by sketching it out in my mind, manifest the “sketch” in reality and […]

Antar Gamble Hall Winner in First-Ever White House 3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge!

We would like to congratulate Instructor Antar Hall on his winning 3D ornament! Congratulations Antar!! What was your initial reaction when you found out? I was incredibly excited and had to share the news with my parents right away. Has winning this award changed anything for you? It’s garnered a lot of attention for me and my use of 3D modeling software and 3D printing from people I know and many I don’t, both in the U.S. and globally. A lot of this is thanks to being on LinkedIn allowing the news of my ornament to reach people I typically would not […]

Illustration Interview

Meet our Instructor,  Joan Chiverton! So, tell us a little about yourself… I’ve been an artist and illustrator my whole life. Recently I’ve discovered I really enjoy etching, monoprinting and silkscreen printing. I make it a point to sketch wherever I go. I often bring etching plates to concerts and jazz clubs and work directly on them at those venues. I’m currently represented by The Old Print Shop, where I’m showing a new series of musician etchings this fall. I’m on the Board of Directors of the Society of Illustrators. I teach at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Harbor […]