Fashion School Student from FIDM Lands Coveted Summer Internship at Target Headquarters

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FIDM Textile Design student interns at Target headquarters this summer.

Kellie Huie, who is pursuing a degree from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, a Textile Design School, first heard about an exciting internship opportunity in her Studio Techniques 2 class. “One of the apparel and accessories design managers from Target happened to be in town and told our class about the opportunity,” Kellie says. “A few weeks later, after I had gone through the testing and interviewing process, I was offered a paid internship for the summer.”

The Los Angeles resident is currently living in Minneapolis, where the retailer is headquartered. “I am working on the stationary team and my project is to create prints and patterns for the 2012 back to school office supplies,” she explains. “I’ve been doing trend research for the past two weeks and am now in the process of putting together trend boards and a color palette.” After the trend direction is fine tuned, Kellie will start working on print and pattern.

In addition to doing the surface design, she gets to do product design, which is something new for the Northern California native, who also designs jewelry and has a passion for photography. “This part is really exciting for me because I get to later work with a technical designer to pick out materials for each item,” says Kellie, who will graduate from FIDM in December. “Eventually I’d like to have my own brand and later publish a book that contains only images of my prints and patterns.”

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a co-educational, specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and Entertainment industries. Known as a one of the top fashion design schools, FIDM is also a leading graphic design school and digital media college. Visit fidm.edu for more information.

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