Chase Hostler

CHASE-HOSTLER

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT)

I’m probably not the typical FIT student. Growing up in small town Ohio, Graphic Design was never exactly listed on the career aptitude tests. I was involved in the local and regional theaters and right after my eighteenth birthday I picked up and moved to New York City, ready for my name in lights. It wasn’t long before discovering I didn’t like the Broadway world much. Rather, the city presented me with a mind-blowing expanse of possibility. I worked in restaurants and bars, then began producing small nightlife events, followed by larger ones. I started a blog, collaborated with photographers to shoot me in fashion stories and developed a strong love for photography. Before long, I began working for a fashion photography agency, and I grew with the agency to become it’s art director. Around that time, I realized I had a skill set. One that I wanted to hone and develop. I randomly passed by FIT during a fair one day and went inside. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I’m a small town Ohio boy who currently lives up in beautiful Hamilton Heights in Manhattan

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
It’s possible to be both, right?

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Pangloss?

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Anything with Aliens or Wizards

FAVORITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?
Stranger Things

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC?
New wave disco funk … it’s a thing

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Takashi Murakami

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Little, Big by John Crowley

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?
God’s Love We Deliver

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Taking photos while adventuring (and secretly playing video games)

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Dancing is a big passion

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Live with compassion and be open to connection.
STWP: 30

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