Student Success Stories

NYIAD is nothing without its student and graduates, and we love sharing student success stories. Below are stories about NYIAD students and graduates who have achieved success in their field of study. If you have a success story for us, we'd love to hear it. Click here and share it.
Student Success: Sirena Hopp

By Michelle Ecker January 19, 2016

For many years, Sirena Hopp wanted to be a wedding planner but convinced herself that these plans weren’t conceivable ones for her future. Instead, she worked full time in a medical office handling client paperwork, studies, and surgery preparation. After a while, Sirena finally decided to take a leap in her career, enrolling in NYIAD’s
Student Success - Deborah Brady

By Sarah Van Arsdale October 31, 2015

NYIAD students are out there in droves decorating clients' homes, serving as consultants in department stores, and re-designing everything from metropolitan penthouses to lakeshore cottages. If you've started your own business, if you've been hired by a decorating firm, or if you've achieved success in some other way in the field of interior design, we want to hear from you! Click here…
Student Success Nathalie Fugere

By Michelle Ecker October 15, 2015

In October 2013, Nathalie Fugere closed down her home staging business in order to fully explore interior design. Understandably nervous, she initially worried she wouldn’t establish a sufficient client base to achieve financial stability in 2014. Her worries would prove unfounded however, as her business would successfully land nine major projects in its first year. Close…
Student Success: Jean Charles Vaneck

By Michelle Ecker September 21, 2015

After working as a freelance pianist for several years, Jean Charles Vaneck went back to school with NYIAD at the age of 30. Working diligently with our mentors, Jean Charles further developed his organizational skills and taste for sophisticated elegance. He is now one of the first male wedding planners based in Paris, successfully coordinating luxury destination weddings for countless…
Student Success - Jeanette Bobby

By NYIAD Staff September 12, 2013

The following is an Interview with Jeanette Bobby, jewelry design student at the New York Institute of Art and Design, and recent 1st Place Winner of the Pinterest 2013 Fall & Winter Fashion Trends Award. Link to Contest Winners: Pinterest 2013 Fall and Winter Fashion Trends Contest Winners Link to Jeanette Bobby's Pinterest Board: Jeanette's Winning Pinterest Board
Student Success - C. Anson Hedges

By Sarah Van Arsdale December 8, 2010

NYIAD students are out there in droves decorating clients' homes, serving as consultants in department stores, and re-designing everything from metropolitan penthouses to lakeshore cottages. If you've started your own business, if you've been hired by a decorating firm, or if you've achieved success in some other way in the field of interior design, we want to hear from you! Click here…
Student Success - Mirian Oliveira

By Sarah Van Arsdale July 8, 2010

NYIAD students are out there in droves decorating clients' homes, serving as consultants in department stores, and re-designing everything from metropolitan penthouses to lakeshore cottages. If you've started your own business, if you've been hired by a decorating firm, or if you've achieved success in some other way in the field of interior design, we want to hear from you! Click here…
Student Success - Connie Nikiforoff

By Sarah Van Arsdale April 9, 2010

NYIAD students are out there in droves decorating clients' homes, serving as consultants in department stores, and re-designing everything from metropolitan penthouses to lakeshore cottages. If you've started your own business, if you've been hired by a decorating firm, or if you've achieved success in some other way in the field of interior design, we want to hear from you! Click here…
Student Success - Veronica Sypsomos

By Sarah Van Arsdale March 25, 2010

NYIAD students are out there in droves decorating clients' homes, serving as consultants in department stores, and re-designing everything from metropolitan penthouses to lakeshore cottages. If you've started your own business, if you've been hired by a decorating firm, or if you've achieved success in some other way in the field of interior design, we want to hear from you! Click here…
Student Success - Layla Palmer

By Sarah Van Arsdale January 27, 2010

NYIAD students are out there in droves decorating clients' homes, serving as consultants in department stores, and re-designing everything from metropolitan penthouses to lakeshore cottages. If you've started your own business, if you've been hired by a decorating firm, or if you've achieved success in some other way in the field of interior design, we want to hear from you! Click here…