Internships – What’s it all about? April 7, 2011Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Local Sources, SCAD, SCAD - Student and Alumni Enterprise , comments closed
In addition to all of the jobs and internship available on the College Central website.
There are two different types of internships:
1. For Academic Credit
- Concides with one quarter working about 10 – 15 hours per week
- Directly supervised by a professor in your department and given a grade based on the employer’s final evaluation
- Must be at least a junior (90 credit hours) and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher or in the MFA program
- Internships may be paid or unpaid, but are always education based
2. For Experience
- Not for course credit, so there are no time restrictions and they re not monitored by faculty
- An opportunity to gain experience in your major
If you would like to speak with someone about an internship, please contact your career advisor.
- Tiffany Horton
Styling Internship March 28, 2011Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Local Sources, Organizations and Associations, SCAD - Student and Alumni Enterprise , comments closed
Simon Fashion Now is happening this week at Lenox Mall and L.A. based stylist Ali Kahn is looking for interns to help her out with pulling, prepping, and organizing the clothing for the shows. Interns will walk away not only knowing more about the industry, but will walk away with both a wonderful experience, as well as meeting a handful of influential people.
They are in need of positive and outgoing students to intern for the dates of March 29-April 2 of 2011. The Simon Fashion Now fashion show is being held at Lenox Square in Atlanta, Georgia. Ali Kahn and her styling assistant Jess Martinez are looking for:
- 2 interns on Tuesday, March 29
- 3 interns on Wednesday, March 30
- 5 interns on Thursday, March 31
- 4 interns on Friday, April 1
- 2 interns on Saturday, April 2
They would prefer that the interns be there for the entire day, which is tentativly set to begin at 9AM and will continue for 8 hours with a 1 hour lunch. They are aware of conflicting schedules with school and/or work, so if you need need to split up your day with another stylist, that would be perfectly fine. With that being said, interns may be allowed to work in shifts if need be.
If you are interested, please review the attached document outlining the internship guidelines and call or email Jess Martinez at (1-626) 252-9565 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tiffany Horton
SCAD Fashion Professor Exhibition February 15, 2011Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Illustration, Inspiration, Local Sources, Museums and Exhibitions, Professional Portfolios, SCAD, SCAD - Student and Alumni Enterprise , comments closed
Professor Filis Hagi-Zaid’s fashion illustrations are being featured in a solo-exhibition “Illustrate My World” this month at The Art Place in East Cobb (3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA). Her work will be shown until February 25 – so don’t miss it!
Here are a few snapshots of the works on display, taken by our go-to journalist on the scene, Sarah Collins:
- Tiffany Horton
Fashion Uncorked February 14, 2011Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Industry News, Local Sources, Organizations and Associations, SCAD, SCAD - Student and Alumni Enterprise , comments closed
10 DESIGNERS. 20 DESIGNS. 1 COMPETITION FOR AN AMAZING CAUSE.
FASHION UNCORKED, a high-profile design competition to benefit Easter Seals North Georgia’s efforts to assist adults and children with disabilities, will unleash Georgia’s top fashion talent as they compete to win an all-expenses-paid, behind-the-scenes studio tour with an international fashion designer in New York. With exciting collaborations from notable celebrities, media personalities, corporate sponsors, and the design community, Fashion Uncorked promises to be the must-attend charitable fashion event of the Spring 2011 season. WSB-TV’s Monica Pearson is hosting and SCAD Fashion Dean David Goodrowe and Holly Firfer are judges. Recent SCAD Atlanta Fashion Graduate Andrea Late is one of the competitors.
Go t0 www.FashionUncorked.com to purchase your $25 tickets. Today only they have reduced the price by $5.00. So purchase your tickets early and not wait until the day of the show!
- Tiffany Horton
I ♥ the SCAD Library January 13, 2011Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Inspiration, Local Sources, Museums and Exhibitions, SCAD , comments closed
Every day I’m here at SCAD I fall more in love with our library. It is, seriously, one of my favorite places in the city and the greatest source of inspiration I could ever hope to have within steps of my office.
Today, one of our librarians directed me to an online resource that is absolutely fantastic:
It is a list of all the amazing online databases and periodicals that we have access to as students, faculty, and staff at SCAD. I cannot wait to explore all of these great resources!
In the meantime, if you are in Atlanta and are able to get out of your house, stop by our library tomorrow (Friday, the 14th) for a workshop on image hunting. Our lovely librarians will be offering a workshop on how to find great fashion images online. They will show you to the numerous digital resources we have access to (specifically focusing on StyleSight, ARTstor and WGSN) and help you find the right image for each of your projects.
If you are interested, drop by the SCAD library any time between 10 and noon tomorrow (Friday) to get their help!
- Tiffany Horton
A Conversation with Hilldun President Gary Wassner January 12, 2011Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Local Sources, Manufacturers, Organizations and Associations, Retail , comments closed
This article is a great primer on what a factor does to help manage the business side of growing fashion firms, how to build a brand that lasts, why focusing on PR isn’t always wise, and the pitfalls of handing your label over to a private equity firm for fast cash. Hilldun has worked with Betsey Johnson, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Tuleh, and numerous other major American brands. He discusses what his firm looks for before taking on a designer as a client “We look for designers who have heads on their shoulders, who understand the important aspects, the salient aspects of running and owning a business and know that it’s all about product; it’s not about press.”
Additionally, he shares his thoughts about the difficulties of manufacturing in China and possibility of bringing manufacturing back to the US. This a MUST read for all students on both the Fashion and FASM sides.
- Tiffany Horton
In a Bind August 12, 2010Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Art Supplies, Design Resources, Local Sources, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
A question that often comes up in my class is where can you get a booklet printed and bound. Everyone knows that Kinko’s can do it for you, but they don’t offer a variety of binds and well, let’s face it, Kinko’s lacks consistency. Some of them, however, are open 24 hrs which in many cases makes it the only choice for your printing needs. If you plan ahead, however, there is a number of excellent choices available to you for professional printing and binding needs.
Staples is a great place to have presentations bound. They offer six different types of binding. You can create your project online and pick up at a store.
mimeo.com is an online store that offers all kinds of printed presentation options and same day service (not including shipping). They offer nine types of binding and are very well priced. For a 5 page color presentation, printed front and back and black tape bound for same day turn-around is only $9.18. Yes, that’s right, only $9.18. Yes, they will do a single copy, no minimums. They also offer 50% off on your first order.
ABC Imaging, the company that has an on site campus printing in Atlanta, can do a variety of printed presentations as well. As a warning, they aren’t open on Sundays. They do offer building and car wraps, however, which might be even cooler than a printed booklet. Imagine your professor’s surprise when they find out you’ve wrapped their car with your presentation.
Speaking of taking your presentation to the next level, if you want to try book binding by hand, some local stores in Atlanta have book making supplies including Binders Art Supply and Paper Source. Online sources like Talasonline.com and Bookbinders offer greater variety of goods, but you have to know what you are ordering.
The real key to having your project nicely bound is finishing your work in enough time to have it bound. Professional binding isn’t going to happen at 3 AM when your project is due at 8 AM. Shocking news, I know.
From Peplos to Petticoat to Punk March 1, 2010Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Inspiration, Local Sources, SCAD, SCAD - Student and Alumni Enterprise, Trends , comments closed
SCAD announces symposium on art and fashion, “From Peplos to Petticoat to Punk”
The art history department at SCAD announces its inaugural interdisciplinary symposium series on art and fashion, “From Peplos to Petticoat to Punk.” The series is planned as a biennial event to foster research, dialogue and exchange between scholars and designers on the study of art and fashion in its various forms. The symposium takes place Friday, March 5, 1-6 p.m., at SCAD Atlanta, Events Space 4C The event is free and open to the public.
“From Peplos to Petticoat to Punk” explores the ways in which dress has been used to fashion identities from the ancient world to the present day. Papers will be presented by designers, students and scholars in all fields that address how clothing and fashion have been used to communicate a range of meanings. Sessions will address a variety of topics, such as “What Athena Would Have Bought at Bloomingdales: Embellished Textiles in Ancient Greece” and “Scarlet O’Hara’s Costumed Lust and Aggression and a Modern-day Problem with the Feminine.”
Short Run Manufacturer February 25, 2010Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Local Sources, Manufacturers, SCAD - Student and Alumni Enterprise , comments closed
Want to see your collections in stores but can only afford to have a small amount produced? Well, InStyle Exchange might just be a great place to start. With a headquarters in Texas and manufacturing facilities in China and India, their specialty is helping new and upcoming designers launch their labels.
I met one of the Managing Directors at an FGI event last year and was informed that they are very interested in working with SCAD students and recent graduates. For more information, check out their website and then contact Kiran Bindra at 404.822.9185 or via email at email@example.com.
- Tiffany Teague
Art of Weddings – Tonight! February 19, 2010Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Local Sources, Retail, SCAD, SCAD - Student and Alumni Enterprise , comments closed
SCAD and Project Runway Alumna Heidi Elnora will debut her latest line of wedding dresses tonight at an exclusive charity event in Atlanta. All proceeds from the event, The Art of Weddings, will go toward the Make A Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door.
- Tiffany Teague