FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT)
Flies Fly is a four-person group consisting of designers from different parts of the United States, their name derives from letfliesfly, the nickname of FIT’s GD program. Chloe, Lauren, Jordan, and Justin are now in their final semester, meeting each other at the start of the 2-year BFA program. They are exceptional designers and even better friends. Despite working on mostly individual projects throughout their academic career, they work together in a rhythm that is both harmonious and discordant. They bounce crazy ideas off each other, and constantly question and push one another to higher levels of design. Each member of the team brings a different skill set to the group. Justin is the “tech-guy.” Lauren is the “radical-typographer.” Chloe is the “graphic-poet.” Jordan is the “mixed-media-magician.” See them through their work: Chloe: chloedelosreyes.com Jordan: jordanrushdesigns.com Justin: justinvaldez.com Lauren: laurensalernodesign.com Four soon to be graduates with a shared dream of working together after school. Together they are Flies Fly.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
We are inspired by the work of our peers and the works of others outside our field. Our latest inspiration was a furniture piece made out of fruit by Frank Jacobus. WHAT IS ONE THING YOUR TIME IN DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DIDN’TEXPECT? Design isn’t that serious. We have learned that graphic design is a playground for our minds to fly in any direction.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
We all put our attention on various platforms. Collectively we look at projects by Pentagram. Among other things, one of us may be watching Friends, reading Re-Printed Matter by Karel Martens, or listening to our shared Spotify playlist.