New MPD Graduate Scores Dream Job at FIDM's Open Portfolio Day



Recent Merchandise Product Development Graduate Jilli Joffe is currently an Assistant Designer at J+CO where she focuses on accessories, including jewelry, footwear, and handbags. "I am involved in the entire design process, from concept to completion," she explains. "I met with the Design Director to come up with a direction for my designs, then create original sketches on Illustrator, and lastly, make tech packs for my designs so they can be produced."

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Jilli says she is indebted to FIDM for getting her a dream job. "From classes, like Advanced Pre-Production, CAD, Production and Sourcing, and Brand Portfolio, to networking opportunities like the Premier Group and Open Portfolio Day, attending FIDM and working hard as a student led to my current job," she says. "Once I started working, I realized that almost everything I learned in those classes was directly applicable to my job."

Jilli also runs a fashion blog called Just Jilli.

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