Jenna Solomon

STW2020_JENNASOLOMON

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT)

Hi! My name is Jenna Solomon and I am a senior in the BFA Graphic Design program. I came to FIT after deciding to transfer from another college, knowing that I had a love for layout design — before I even really understood what layout design was. I am an avid advocate of the importance of print publication and design. Digital design is great, but in this era in which everything is so focused on the newest technology, the ability to hold and experience a book or magazine in my hands is what inspires me the most. For the past year, I have been the Art Director of FIT’s student-run fashion, beauty and culture magazine, Blush. During this time, I have had the honor of winning the 2019 Associated College Press’ Pacemaker award in the general publication/feature category with the rest of my executive team, as well as having honorable mentions in my own name for my work on our Spring 2019 Cover and a selected spread. In addition, I also had the pleasure of interning at PAPER Magazine this past summer.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
New York City!

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
A morning person

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Sex and the City or Law and Order: SVU

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

FAVORITE BOOK?
The Woman in the Window is a great read. And Harry Potter.

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Devil Wears Prada. It’s what got me to where I am today.

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Bijou Karman’s gouache illustrations

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Sustainability and the effort to combat fast fashion.

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Looking through magazines

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Art or design director of a fashion or culture focused magazine

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I am fascinated by cinematography

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Everything happens for a reason. Cliche, but I have really seen it applied through the trajectory of my life so far.

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