Beyond Graduation

FIT enjoys international recognition for the quality of its programs and the caliber of its graduates. At FIT, you’re connected through a faculty of industry professionals and extensive networking opportunities. As a result, FIT graduates have a higher than average job placement rate.

textile and surface design student at FIT

Textile/surface designers work in women’s wear, menswear, children’s wear, home furnishings, and product design companies including Lectra/CDI, Ralph Lauren, F. Schumacher, Cowtan & Tout, Madewell, Springs Industries, P. Kaufman, Kravet, Victoria Secret, Coach, Target, and Abercrombie and Fitch.

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Where Are They Now?

Graduates from FIT's Textile/Surface Design program take their learning experience to new heights in the professional world.
Lori Mason, Textile/Surface Design '96
Lori Weyand Mason, Textile/Surface Design ’96, creates sought-after quilts using the clothing of the deceased, provided by surviving loved ones, to commemorate a life.
William Storms, Textile/Surface Design '13
An architect working for Amazon spotted the carefully curated Instagram feed of William Storms, Textile/Surface Design ’13. Now, Storms' massive fiber art piece, Love, Grandma Jo, adorns the retail behemoth’s Manhattan headquarters.

Endless Possibilities for Experimentation and Innovation

Fiber art uses many materials and processes, giving Textile/Surface Design professionals infinite opportunities to explore tactile environments for their ability to provide multisensory experiences.

Working with our hands is what makes us human.


Textile/Surface Design ’08
Hallie Meltzer

Read more about Hallie Melzer and other alumni fiber artists

Contact Us

If you have questions about this program, please reach out.

Textile/Surface Design
School of Art and Design
Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B521
(212) 217-5140