Student Profiles

Meet Our Students — find out where they are from, what they are doing, and where they are going

Headshot of Erick EspinozaErick Espinoza, Second-year BFA Student

Erick hails from Miami, FL where an education at DASH (Design and Architecture Senior High School) instilled a creative passion that he decided to pursue at NYSID.

Erick was awarded the Albert Hadley Scholarship for his course of study as he pursues a BFA in Interior Design, the first ever scholarship of its kind.

Read more here.

 



YIANNOS VROUSGOS, fOURTH-year BFA Student

Favorite Studio: CONTRACT DESIGN II
Favorite Instructor: Barbara Lowenthal

Where are you from, and what did you do before coming to NYSID?
I'm from Thessaloniki, Greece. I studied marketing and business administration at the ACT (American College of Thessaloniki). My family owns a retail company that imports and distributes clothes all over the world, so I was introduced to the world of design...  READ MORE

TIFFANY GOMEZ, Third-year BFA Student

Favorite Class: RESIDENTIAL DESIGN III
Favorite Instructors: Bill Engel & Edwin Zawadski

What did you do before you came to NYSID?
I took a year off after high school, before coming to NYSID. I'm from the Bronx. My family is skilled in creative things like art and drawing. My dad does work as a decorative finisher, and my uncle and cousin as well. I've always had an interest in design...  READ MORE

DITA DOMONKOS, Fourth-year BFA Student

Favorite Classes: CONTRACT DESIGN III; ART AND SOCIETY
Favorite Instructors: Robert Dadras & Ann-Sargeant Wooster

What did you do before you came to NYSID?
I didn't have a visual arts background. I was in grad school in Hawaii and got my masters degree in educational psychology. I worked as the director of a social rehab clinic in New York that specialized in schizophrenia and manic depression. Later, I got a job ...  READ MORE

 

STEFAN STEIL, sECOND-year MFA-2 Student
 

Favorite Class: DESIGN STUDIO II
Favorite Instructor:  Edwin Zawadski

Where are you from, and what did you do before coming to NYSID?

I’m from a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany.  I was a textile designer, tailor and pattern maker there and also worked in the retail and wholesale business.  I had already received my “Schneidermeister”—Master Craftsman diploma in tailoring which, in Germany, means I had completed three years of study...  READ MORE

 

 
 
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