Parsons Portfolio Development Fall 2020

Build and organize your portfolio for college admission through rigorous assignments and critiques in this hands-on live session online design studio. Learn how to reproduce your work in digital media, an application requirement at many art schools. This section is dedicated to those students who wish to focus on graphics, fashion, product, and other areas of design. Through skill-building exercises, experimentation, and research-based projects, students develop a personal vision and learn what is expected in a portfolio. Digital workshops inform students about best practices for documenting and presenting finished projects. Students gain skills in communicating about their work in group discussions and learn to offer feedback to peers through critique. This course requires access to an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (not included). Prerequisite: art and design experience.

Featured Work:

Srujana Achyutuni

I am a fashion design aspirant from India. Indian culture and tradition are all about its extravagance, which is clearly visible in my designs. My fashion design style is haute couture design, keeping in mind the trickle-up effect from street styles to high fashion and luxury. Haute couture designing is a dying or art form and is soon to be replaced by high fashion Street styles, which is a shame. I aim to be one of the designers who try to revive it and have my own couture and RTW ( prét-a-Porter) label
one day.



Rabiya Akter

I enjoy creating fashion-related art pieces. My inspiration comes from dark pastel colors, fashion photography, jewelry, florals, nature, and etc. I like experimenting with different materials. I was born in Bangladesh but I grew up in New York City. I started to take art more seriously in high school because I had access to the equipment and supplies that I wanted to experiment with for my art pieces. I also enjoy photography, sketching, and drawing when I have time and jewelry I’ve been making for years for fun. I started making bigger jewelry design pieces in 2019 because I had access to more new materials. So making jewelry is a type of way that I express myself. I use bold colors in my pieces sometimes I also paint in my art pieces. In the future, I definitely want to try teaching and I want art to be a part of my life as well.



Colin Campbell

My name is Colin Campbell. As an artist, I aim to inspire many people like me, who are still discovering who they are.  While encountering obstacles in life, I take advantage of those moments and put them into the art I create. Some of the ways I love to convey a message is through fashion and paining. With fashion, I try to manipulate the fabric in a way that connects to the emotions I’ve had during a period of time. I also enjoy using colors and textures to help portray it as well.



Emma Cooper



James Draudt

I am James Draudt and I am an artist and designer with an extreme passion and drive for fashion design. I am very interested in how fashion impacts society, as well as how society impacts fashion. I use fashion symbols such as color, fabric, texture, and silhouette in my work to represent and spread ideas on social issues and problems dealing with constraints. I feel like today’s generation is finding new and amazing ways to break out of the social norms dealing with things such as body standards, jobs, and ways of looking at work and I feel that through my work I help explore these ideas. I plan to continue my fashion studies and create pieces and art that show my true creative passion and representation for a new generation of thinkers!



Yanik Evers-McKoy



Yilin Li

To capture the analogy between individuals and nature by using various art mediums with personal experiences. The art mediums range from physical to virtual work and promote environmentalism. My work engages in femininity, growth, and self-heal. It creates thoughts about how society and community affect us into an actual, metaphorical depiction.



Shane Mitchell

Art isn’t something you look it’s a language that u speak to another person without saying a word to them.The person that thought me this was my art teacher. She also said that ever artist is amateur until they find their inner self and find a way to fully express themselves.



Yazmin Montes

Art is personality; when you can’t say who you are, you can show it through art. In my artwork, I show my personality, moods, my boldness working with colors. I like to capture the beauty in simple things/ objects, design/ sew garments with shapes and compositions. But whether it is through photography, fashion design, painting, design overall. I make sure each body of work shows my true colors, character, and exhibits of my themes and issues I choose to display.



Evelin Morales

One holds power in their artistic vision one is gifted with the ability to foresee an idea and expand on it by demonstrating thoughts, dreams, visions, ideas visually. Art is something one is grateful for; it can be a form of speech and impact others by showing their ideology on the media the artist desires. My work consists of a mixture of two favorite hobbies of mine, gaming, and Designing.



Isabella Pesce

One thing that I have learned throughout my journey in fine art is that artists infuse a piece of their own character into their work. All artist’s work is unique. Every piece produced inhibits a style and character that reflects the artist. Reflecting on myself as an artist, I feel most of my training has lied where my interests have taken me, which has been interior design and architecture. I think I gravitated towards interior design and architecture because I interact with them in my life in my home, stores, school, and just about everywhere you can imagine. I am also intrigued by how things are put together and how you can envision and design from the inside and out and vice versa. I think that exploring shapes and various textures are very important and lead to the birth of interesting details. One thing that I especially enjoy about interior design is being able to experiment with various styles and forms and being able to pull from them and compose a completely different space. Whether you used a contrast or complementary visual, every piece of work I put together is diverse and unique in its own way. I love using patterns and themes in my work. I have designed and composed both hand sketches and digital drafts of homes and other buildings, as well as building 3D models of them. I also provide a palette of the theme I intend for each building. When people look at my work, I want them to think that what: put together is elaborate and flavorful. Different color schemes give me the power to design something to look either more delicate and elegant or more abstract and bold.
I like to incorporate multiple styles and don’t like to get locked into pulling from just one. Before putting my artwork together, I do some research and get inspired. I hope that one day, my art will be recognized by multiple people and hope that I’ve learned to build up more of a unique sense of style so that one can direct my focus on having my
own unique style that stands out from the rest.



Laini Spaights



Samuel Stember



Riley Stump



Richard Sung

When words can not state an idea, I use my art as a form of expression and communication. My art takes inspiration from a mix of literary references, vintage aesthetics, fantasy elements, as well as my personal experiences. As an artist, I can visualize a concept or idea and materialize it. This allows me to tell stories, whether it is my story and someone else’s.



Jinling Zheng

What people have experienced shapes who they are. The environment that they grow up in shapes their personality. I am always interested in mental health. Every individual is independent and unique. I love to show my thoughts and emotions through my artworks. Most of my work was based on my emotions during the process of making it. Sometimes the color changes when my emotions are changed. I feel like my art pieces are just like my emotions. They were unique and reflected my emotions. I enjoyed making art because it released my feelings to help me keep my secret. For example, for the first piece of my artwork, “Me” I address the issue of the LGBTQ, the rich color of the rainbow, and the mood I show is the joy when I tell my view that I’m a member of the LGBTQ community. I also made sculptures. The 3D looking hand with a string shows the relationship between me and the world. Overall, I express my feelings and idea through my artworks; it shows my emotions.




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