I have been teaching Game Design at NY's Fashion Institute of Technology for about 20 years. There's only two universities in the U.S. where students can get a degree in Toy Design and FIT's is a very very rigorous program. This was a really wonderful class. It was an honor, really, to teach them.
|Today was graduation day and the Toy Department had a breakfast for the graduates, their families and faculty.|
Jordan, me and Karen.
|Kei, Vince and Karen.|
Jiyhe and Scooby!
The students embellished their caps with toys to distinguish themselves from the fashion and marketing and textile, etc. graduates.
|Kei had a pinwheel on his--in school colors.|
|Jordan created a very Lego cap.|
|Ashley balancing a pig from Angry Birds.|
|Alexa gets a hand from Ki. The doll on Alexa's cap looked just like her.|
|Keysha and Alexa|
|Jiyhe, BK and a friend of BK's.|
|Ashley, Karen, Jordan and Enrique. Enrique made his cap topper out of perler beads.|
|Judy Ellis, the chairwoman of the Toy Design Department, with Scott.|
|A table in the toy lab where we teach. Family passing time before going to graduation which was at |
the Javits Center this year.
|Room with a view. Jason: producer and actor and critical part of the program.|
|Ashley, Jiyhe, Scott and Bobby.|
|Just a section of the fabric samples available for students to use in making their plush.|