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With FIT's insider experts, explore a career, try an innovative technique, and expand your unconventional mind. Precollege Programs now hosts four-hour seminars for students in grades 8-12 that will give you a peek into the campus experience, FIT's majors, and today's creative industries. 
Important: Entrance for Precollege Event requires a completed Parental Consent Form. Please bring this completed form to gain access to your selected event.
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Creative Careers

Experience FIT's amazing faculty, alumni, and facilities while you learn about the skills needed to succeed in these creative industries. (Attendees should bring a beverage and small snack for the mid-session break. Check-in at 11:15 am in the FIT Conference Center on 28th Street, just west of 7th Avenue, room SR-10)
Each Creative Career seminar is $65.
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Fall Sessions:   

Dates: October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 2019
Time: Each session is from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm - Students may enroll in one or more sessions.  Creative Career Gallery
More details coming soon :)

Saturday, October 19th

HWE 014 55A Creative Careers: Branding and Self Promotion Specialist
Speaker: Trina Morris, Enterpreneur
Trina Morris is an inspired entrepreneur, educator and life coach. Her brand and wellness consulting firm, Style Root, uniquely cultivates businesses, collectives and individuals through the principles and practice of yoga. Trina leads by example, and honors her authentic teachings of balance and branding. Her commitment to human healing and integrity has served lululemon athletica, Christies, NYU, FIT, City Point Brooklyn, Soho House, the Ford Foundation and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).  Learn more about Trina here: https://www.style-root.com/ 
Room: TBA

HWE 017 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Stylist 

Speaker: Leonid Gurevich, Stylist-Designer-Photographer
American fashion designer, editorial stylist, and a fashion photographer Leonid Gurevich is best known for creating strong fashion looks with luxury flair, characterized by an extreme degree of individuality. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, New York Weddings, Departures, and HELLO. He has styled fashion presentations, look-books, campaigns for fashion brands, an ad campaign for NIKON Europe, and most recently, an ad campaign for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. See work by Leonid here: https://www.leonidgurevich.com/styling 
Room: TBA

Saturday, October 26th

HWE 015 55A Creative Careers: Illustrator
Speaker: Charles George, Illustrator/Author
Charles  is a graduate of the FIT Illustration Program. After graduation he became a freelance illustrator at SkyHorse publishing, and an author based in NYC. His debut picture book "Red, Yellow, Blue and a dash of White too" won the Huffington Post Best Concept Picture book award, and was listed as BuzzFeeds "17 Most Beautifully Illustrated Picture Books" of 2015. In addition to currently teaching at the DreamYard, Charles is working on a new book "Boogie Boogie, Y'all" with publishers Harper Collins. See Charles' work at CGEsperanza.com
Room: TBA

HWE 016 55A Creative Careers: Graphic Designer 
Speaker: Marybeth Butler Rivera, Sr. Art Director
Marybeth Rivera is a graduate of the FIT Illustration Program. Post-graduation, Marybeth has been illustrating and designing for Scholastic Classroom Magazines. Her graphic design and illustration work can be seen in the monthly classroom subscriptions of My Big World, Let’s Find Out, Scholastic News, Science Spin and several other early childhood aged classroom titles. To see Marybeth’s work please go to: www.marybethbutlerrivera.com 
Room: TBA

HWE 012 55B Creative Careers: Fashion Designer
Speaker: Susanna Moyer, Global Fashion Design Consultant
Susanna Moyer is a global leader in the fashion industry as well as an educator. She started her fashion design career in Paris working for Christian Dior then leading the design team at Olivier Lapidus. She returned to the US where she founded her namesake brand selling to Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom’s and 250 specialty stores. Since then, she has led designs teams at Hickey Freeman, Liz Lange, Sigrid Olsen, Liz Claiborne, and Xcel Brands. Susanna also works with not for profits such as CareerGear with a sustainable focus on helping dress men in need. Read our blog to learn more about Susanna.
Room: TBA

Saturday, November 2nd

HWE 013 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Designer-Menswear

Speaker: Daniel Dematteo, Menswear Designer
Daniel is a graduate of the FIT Menswear Program and recipient of the Outstanding Menswear Student Achievement Award as well as the Italian Trade Commission Exhibition award. After several years as the Creative Director and VP of New Development for the Fashion Business Corporation, and the cultivation of extensive overseas and domestic experience in Asia, Europe and the USA, Daniel launched his own menswear brand, Destino Vero. See more about Daniel on our blog:  https://blog.fitnyc.edu/precollegeprograms/2018/01/24/instructor-spotlight-daniel-dematteo/
Room: TBA

HWE 022 55A Creative Careers: Fine Artist 
Speaker: Jeannine Han, Artist/Designer/Educator
Jeannine Han is an artist, designer and educator working and living in Queens, New York. Her work explores materiality through sculptures and film that weaves highly technical sound sensors to create tonal augmented realities. Currently, Jeannine is teaching at Parsons, FIT and Pratt Institute in fashion and textile disciplines and technologies. She focuses on opening a trans-disciplinary dialogue in form and textile. Jeannine has recently received a prestigious award from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation and has been appointed a two-year residency at Queens Museum, NY. To see work by Jeannine please go to: 

Room: TBA

HWE 021 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Marketing Director 
Speaker: Lily Chen, Marketing Director
Lily Chen is a graduate of the FIT Production Management Program. During her time at FIT, she interned at Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger. Post-graduation, Lily began working in Product Development and Financial Planning at Macy's. She then started a successful wholesale/ecommerce Fashion company sold by Bloomingdale's, Revolve, Shopbop and many others. She exited the company and now works as a Marketing Director for a non profit while also consulting on Business and Creative. Her career was non-linear and perhaps untraditional, but has provided her the skills to work in both the Business and Creative fashion industries.
Room: TBA

Saturday, November 9th

HWE 010 55A Creative Careers: Interior Designer

Speaker: Shannon Leddy, Principal Owner, Shannon M. Leddy Interior Design
Shannon has over 23 years of experience in interior design on a foundation of a solid education. She runs a full service interior design firm specializing in residential and commercial design. Her interior design firm strives to approach all projects mindful of the aesthetics of design, as well as the health, safety and welfare of all who will live in, work in, and experience the space. 
Room: TBA

HWE 011 55A Creative Careers: Photographer

Speaker: Megan Madden, Photographer
Megan Madden is a graduate of the FIT Photography Program. During her time at FIT, she interned at places like Milk Studios and Refinery29. Post graduation, Megan has been shooting and producing at Refinery29. Her work has appeared in many different mediums including the Refinery29 Snapchat, stock images for Getty Images, and even the Nasdaq screen in Times Square. See Megan’s work here: www.megan-madden.com
Room: TBA

HWE 014 55B Creative Careers: Advertising/Marketing Writer
Speaker: Barry Gold, Writing and Strategy "Guru"
An award-winning copywriter in the advertising/marketing industry for over three decades, Barry has created ads for Rolling Stone, Martha Stewart Living, Time, People, Mental Floss, and many other popular publications. He also teaches several advertising/marketing-related courses at FIT. See more about Barry on our blog: https://blog.fitnyc.edu/precollegeprograms/2018/04/03/instructor-spotlight-barry-gold/

HWE 018 55A Creative Careers: Accessories Designer 

Speaker: Blake Felty, Accessory Designer
Blake is a graduate of the FIT Accessory Design Program and a winner of a Council of Fashion Designers of America Award. Blake designed and developed footwear for such brands as Kenneth Cole, Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Opening Ceremony. His footwear has been worn by Beyonce, Laverne Cox and more. See Blake's work here: http://www.blakefelty.com 
Room: TBA