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FIT Authors: Sharon Rothman

April 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Fashion Designer's Sketchbook cover and Sharon Rothman

At this FIT Authors event, Assistant Professor Sharon Rothman talks about her book The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook.

The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook is a step-by-step guide to making and using sketchbooks as an experimental design lab to visually explain your design ideas. Three distinct types of sketchbook, each representing a different phase in the design process, evolve from initial inspiration journal, to design development sketchbook, to the job-search presentation sketchbook as portfolio companion. The power of a sketchbook lies in visual storytelling. In these pages, professional designers and student contributors tell the visual story of the creative process with their unique sketchbook examples, and concept-to-design experimentations, throughout a range of aesthetic levels and target markets. Individual editing scenarios, sketching styles, and graphic strategies show how to project aesthetics into a cohesive sketchbook presentation.

FIT Authors is a collaboration between the Faculty Senate Library Committee and the FIT Library to showcase the scholarship and creativity of the FIT community, as well as to promote our collections. Each semester, the Faculty Senate Library Committee collects submissions from authors within the FIT community (faculty, staff, and alumni) to create informative profiles. The FIT Library features these authors and their works in a rotating display, and hosts an FIT Authors event twice a semester.

This event is free and open to the public. 


April 3, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Gladys Marcus Library, Goodman Resource Center, Room E435
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY 10001 United States


Jennifer Brady, Gladys Marcus Library
212 217.4368