Jacklynn Ramos is a graduate of the FIT Advertising and Marketing Communications Program. While in school she held internship positions in marketing, digital communications, and public relations. In her current role as Senior Specialist, Paid Social at Reprise, a digital marketing agency, she manages paid social media campaigns for a global, multibillion-dollar company in the healthcare industry.
Instructor Spotlight: Mallorie Dunn
Mallorie Dunn is a graduate of the FIT Fashion Design Program. She additionally has a degree in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute. Post graduation, Mallorie worked in corporate fashion design in the Juniors sector, before switching to freelance work, and then launching her own business in Spring 2014 – SmartGlamour. Her work has appeared and she has been quoted in numerous publications including Oxygen, WSJ, PBS, Buzzfeed, UpWorthy, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, TeenVogue, Huffington Post, Forbes, and more.
See Mallorie’s small business SmartGlamour here, and her full portfolio here.
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Instructor Spotlight: Kevin Tung
Kevin Tung is a graduate of the FIT Fashion Design program & Precollege at FIT. During his time at FIT, he studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and interned at Milly. Post-graduation, Kevin has had a diverse background in designing for companies like Milly, Aeropostale, Catherine Malandrino, T Tahari, and is currently an Associate Designer at White House Black Market. With his rich and current experience in working with fashion companies, Kevin is eager to share his journey with young designers who want to follow the fashion design path.
“I aspire to give students a path to become successful fashion designers. I want them to learn creative problem-solving skills like how designers communicate and create businesses from trends & culture. I want to ignite a passion for fashion and foster an environment where students are encouraged to share their ideas & network. Through engaging course material, students will take away lifelong skills & connections that will help them succeed in their careers.”
Instructor Spotlight: Kathlin Argiro
Passionate about sharing her experience as a fashion designer and entrepreneur,
Kathlin is an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of
Technology. A mentor to countless students, Kathlin has been selected to lead high
profile projects for First Lady Michelle Obama and for the Charles James exhibition at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. She also was included in an elite
group of professors to develop special fashion programs for ZSTU, a prestigious fashion University in China.
A frequent speaker on fashion entrepreneurship, Kathlin has been a panelist at NYU,
Fordham University – Gabelli School of Business, Mount Holyoke, Fashion 2.0,
Womensphere, Ladies Who Launch, and The Washington Fashion Group. She is also a
mentor at XRC Labs, an accelerator for the next generations of disruptors in retail and
consumer goods at Parsons School of Design and DENYC’s mini MBA program for
fashion entrepreneurs at F.I.T.
After graduating with honors from Parsons School of Design, Kathlin honed her
knowledge of couture dressmaking techniques while working for top eveningwear
designers Arnold Scaasi and Carmen Marc Valvo. She currently consults with start up
fashion brands providing design, sourcing, production, and operations support.
Kathlin Argiro Collection dresses have been featured on the TODAY SHOW, THE VIEW
and What Not to Wear. In addition, they have been featured regularly in top national
magazines including VOGUE, IN STYLE, WOMENS WEAR DAILY, THE WASHINGTON POST, ELEGANT BRIDE, IN STYLE WEDDINGS, and MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS.
The Kathlin Argiro Collection is a favorite amongst celebrities including style guru Stacy
London of What Not to Wear, the Today Show’s Katie Couric and Meredith Viera, and
Melissa Rivers for E Entertainment’s Red Carpet Oscars Show.
Instructor Spotlight: Jacqueline Gussin
Jackie Gussin is a graduate of the FIT Textile Development and Marketing Program. During her time at FIT, she interned in buying and merchandising programs. Post graduation, Jackie became the Studio Services Coordinator at Barneys New York followed by a transition into the Saks Fifth Avenue Marketing Team where her responsibilities in the manager role encompass a mix of merchandising, management, operations and styling. With over a decade of experience in the fashion industry she offers insight into the jobs in the fashion merchandising industry focusing on client service excellence, goals achievement, versatility and financial impact.
Through the course I want to give the students an idea of what to prepare for in the competitive job market. I want them to take away problem solving techniques, presentation and networking skills, and efficiency strategies. I strive to create a course where students can foster a passion for the fashion industry to become a “lifelong learner” while hopefully creating industry connections, grow their community for opportunities in the future. Through lecture, discussion, demonstrations, and presentations I promote an active learning space.