Instructor Spotlight: Karen Scheetz

Karen Scheetz has extensive fashion industry experience as a designer, Fashion Illustrator, and Art Director. She is a graduate of the FIT Illustration MFA program and also studied at Parsons School of Design. She had extensive fashion industry experience before teaching full time in the Fashion Design Art Department. Her freelance career included clients such as Natori, Lily of France, Macy’s, Donna Karan Intimates, Tobé, and Bill Blass. She has exhibited her work at the Society of Illustrators Best of Fashion Show, and galleries in Brooklyn.

Instagram: @klsdraws

Prof. Scheetz teaches the following FIT Precollege Classes:
HAR 016  Creating the Fashion Figure   

Teaching Philosophy:
Whether a student is just a beginner or is advanced in their expertise, I help them grow. Being able to assist students in finding their creative voices and helping them learn the skills to put those ideas on paper is my goal. Creating the Fashion Figure is great for students who are committed to furthering their Fashion Design study as well as students who want to decide if they are interested in the subject.

Additional Teaching Experience:

  • Parsons School of Design, New York
  • LIM, New York
  • Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou, China