Before realizing her true passion was in interior design, Rachel Edelstein studied at the University of Delaware as an English major. After a year, she decided to apply to NYSID to gain a valuable design education, while receiving opportunities New York City had to offer. Rachel recently entered her fourth year in NYSID’s BFA program. Read more.


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Stephanie Melfie Erin Folan • Garrett Carter Bev CarltonFaith Hoops


Brooke Horan is a senior interior project designer for Perkins+Will, a leading interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm in New York City. Having worked with a variety of clients all over the world, ranging from Korea, UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA, and Canada, she has come up with a universal language building a design palette and visioning session with her clients. Brooke enjoys partnering with clients to create design solutions that make a difference in people’s lives; in how they live, work, learn, and heal. Read more.



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Leyden Lewis • Shaun Fillion  Breeze Glazer Terry Kleinberg • Joseph GoldsteinPeter BrandtCharles CameronAdrienne ConcraVictor DadrasWilliam EngelJudith GuraJohn Katimaris • Robert Arthur King  • Ethan LuBarbara LowenthalMargaret MintzFreya Van Saun


Oleksandra Taran

As an enthusiastic and passionate student, Naoko Yamazaki became so devoted to her education that after completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at NYSID, she decided to continue her education and earn additional degrees in NYSID’s post-professional Master of Fine Arts, Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Design, and Master of Professional Studies in Lighting Design programs. She currently works at O’Neil Lagan Architects on retail design and high-end residential projects. Read more


Read more alumni profiles:

 Oleksandra Taran Rose Darbouze  Shruti NarasimhanRal Rutkai  Erika Reuter  • Heather Clinger  Yiannos Vrousgos & Brooky Lichtenstein • Pyper Braly • Sheria Butler • Lissette CarreraJodi Cohan •  Wendy Cruz-GonzalezMichael Hall •  Allison Russell Davis • Suzy Genzler Susan Nagle Yujin Oh  Charles Pavarini III Mary Mills Thomas • Jess Silverio Aaron White Kevin Lee Yi