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Creative Careers Seminars

With FIT's insider experts, explore a career, try an innovative technique, and expand your unconventional mind. Precollege Programs hosts four-hour seminars for students in grades 6-12 that will give you a peek into FIT's majors and today's creative industries. Experience FIT's amazing faculty and alumni while you learn about the skills needed to succeed in these creative industries.
 
Please note the latest date for a refund is prior to the first day of class, thereafter, no refunds. Read about our refund policy here.
Each Creative Career seminar is $65.

SUMMER 2021 Registration: Open now, more courses become available daily. Registration ends on June 16th to accomodate the extensive technical process needed for remote class set up.
REFUND POLICY: 
100% refund, prior to the first day of class.


Summer Remote Seminars   

Dates: 

  • Monday, June 21, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
  • Wednesday, June, 23, 2021
  • Registration ends June 16, 2021

Students may enroll in one or more sessions as well as in the same 'Career' as long as it's with different speakers, content will vary based on the host and their professional experience. Creative Career Gallery

Minimum Requirements for Remote Learning: 
To participate in this live event all enrolled students will be required to log-in remotely at the specific time. 

  • a computer or device (using a phone as the primary device is not recommended as some features may not be optimized)
  • high speed internet connection (dial-up connections are not recommended, due to the nature of downloading/viewing/sharing media)
  • an up-to-date browser, such as Chrome (recommended), Firefox, or Safari
  • additional specific material or equipment requirements will be posted with your courses' description as we receive them.

Monday, June 21st Seminars: 

HWE 012 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Designer  
Speaker: Mallorie Dunn, Fashion Designer and Small Business Owner
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.
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 
 

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

(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 
 
HWE 021 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Merchandiser
Speaker: Jackie Gussin, Operations Manager
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.
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 

HWE 014 55A Creative Careers: Digital Marketing - Cancelled
Speaker: Jacklynn Ramos, Senior Specialist, Paid Social at Reprise

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.
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)


Tuesday, June 22nd Seminars: 

HWE 012 55B Creative Careers: Fashion Designer - Cancelled
Speaker: Kevin Tung, Fashion Designer
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,Kevinhas been working full time, designing for companies like Milly, Aeropostale, Catherine Malandrino, T Tahari, and is currently an Associate Designer at White House Black Market. Learn more about Kevin here: https://medium.com/@kevintungdesigns/how-i-became-a-fashion-designer-a34571eb5491 

(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 

HWE 017 55B Creative Careers: Fashion Stylist
Speaker: Cathy Mallebranche, Fashion Stylist & Costume Designer 
Cathy Mallebranche is who has made a name for herself within the fashion industry. With almost two decades as a Fashion & Wardrobe Stylist and Costume Designer, Cathy has worked with some of the industry and entertainment’s biggest celebrities, television networks, publications and New York’s Fashion Week shows. As well as work with many well-known industry producers and production companies. She has lent her creativity to all avenues within the fashion, including but not limited to, Television, Film, Commercials, Advertisements, Runway Shows, E-Commerce. With clients ranging from Puma, Macy’s MTV, T-Mobile, among many more. See Cathy’s work here: www.StyledByCat.com
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

HWE 021 55B Creative Careers: Fashion Merchandiser
Speaker:
Christina Lee, Principal, thebrandingteam 
Christina Lee is a FIT Alum, and she received her BFA in Fabric Styling & AAS in Fashion Business Management. She has 20 years of lifestyle branding and multicultural marketing experience; specializing in brand strategy, development and management for talents and brands in fashion, sports and entertainment. Her expertise is extending brands through strategic and creative development. 
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)


Wednesday, June 23rd Seminars: 

HWE 012 55C 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. Learn more about Susanna's work here: https://blog.fitnyc.edu/precollegeprograms/2018/01/10/instructor-spotlight-susanna-moyer/ 
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 

HWE 017 55C Creative Careers: Fashion Stylist - Cancelled

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

(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 
 

HWE 021 55C Creative Careers: Fashion Merchandiser - Cancelled
Speaker: Jackie Gussin, Operations Manager
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.
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 

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