Professor, Communication Design Pathways
C.J. Yeh is a creative director, artist, educator, and author. Yeh has published seven books to date, several of which have been adopted by universities in Taiwan as textbooks. Yeh has won multiple teaching awards including the FIT President’s Award for Faculty Excellence, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Adobe Educators’ Choice Awards. Yeh is the founder of Cynda Media Lab, an award-winning interdisciplinary design studio, working with international clients and major brands like Disney, the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, and GUND toy design company.
Associate Professor, Communication Design Pathways
Christie Shin has more than 25 years of professional experience as an educator, creative consultant, and design director specializing in branding, typography, UX/UI design, and digital product design. Currently, Shin is an associate professor as well as the coordinator of the Creative Technology & Design subject area at FIT, where she was awarded the 2017 FIT Faculty Excellence Award. Before joining FIT, she taught digital design and new media courses at the Graduate School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute and at Hofstra University. Shin earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Master of Science, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt.
Assistant Professor, Fashion Design
Tom Scott is an assistant professor of Fashion Design at FIT. Scott, a versatile designer of knitwear, sportswear, women’s wear, menswear, and accessories, brings extensive experience as a business entrepreneur and consultant to the position. He was one of twelve designers selected for the CFDA Fashion Incubator in 2010. Tom holds a bachelor of science degree in textile design from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science.
Executive Director, FIT DTech Lab
Michael Ferraro is the Executive Director of the FIT DTech Lab. DTech is a public/private partnership whose mission is to engage faculty and students to solve industry problems using design and technology. The strategic goals of DTech’s experiential learning are accomplished through projects that empower entrepreneurs and engage industry. Creative technologist, researcher, artist, and educator, Ferraro’s career spans the worlds of software development, virtual reality media production, fine art, commercial entertainment, and higher education. He came to FIT from Lehman College/CUNY where he spent 12 years as an associate professor in the digital media program of the art department. Ferraro earned his MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and his BFA from Syracuse University.
Assistant Director, FIT DTech Lab
Judith Bowens is assistant director of the FIT Design and Tech Lab (DTech), where she manages DTech business operations and project initiatives. Bowens began her retail career at Barneys New York, where she held positions of increasing responsibility in stores and the corporate office and was named vice president, stores in 1997. With extensive experience optimizing the retail space, Judith innovated systems and processes, talent development, client experience, revenue growth, P&L, multi-unit expansion, and change management. She holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Girl Scouts of the USA
Wendy Lou, Deputy Chief Revenue Officer
Ann Abel, Merchandise Manager
May Ling Del Forge, Senior Buyer
Sofina Quereshi, VP, Cookie Program
Fashion Design Students
Jenny (Zhuo Ran) Feng
Advertising and Digital Design Students