WE COACH STUDENTS TO BE 'SOLUTIONEERS'
In the fall of 2017, the first FAAS 12 Week Design Intensive was launched in partnership with Pensole Academy X Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). FAAS (Functional Apparel & Accessories Studio) is a unique ‘learn while doing' program instructed by Founder and Design Director, Angela Medlin. Utilizing three decades of global performance and lifestyle apparel experience in brands that include Nike, Adidas, The North Face, Levi Strauss and others, Medlin instructs students to become creative ‘Solutioneers’. FAAS students design innovative apparel and accessories through problem solving for the consumer’s product needs in 2 to 12 week design intensives. In addition, global brand leaders offer the FAAS students ‘real time’ mentorship to support a ’true to industry' educational experience. Curriculum includes 3D (Browswear) digital prototyping, physical prototyping, pattern making, industrial sewing, hand and digital illustration, tech packs, product pitches, digital presentations, team collaborations, personal and professional development. In FAAS, we encourage and challenge those who currently design in other disciplines to expand their skill set into performance apparel & accessories. Become a well rounded, 'head to toe’ designer to evolve with the product creation industry. A world of opportunity is waiting for you.
Students learn how to:
• Define the consumer
• Research inspiration
• Build product and consumer briefs
• STORY TELL WITH consumer insights
• CONCEPT IDEAS
• Design sustainably (construction and materials)
• Build professional digital presentations
• PREPARE FOR DevelopMENT- tech packS, patternmaking, sewing, draping, costing,& fittings
• Become better communicators and team players through professional development
We encourage and challenge those who currently design in other disciplines to expand their skill set into apparel & accessories. Become a well rounded, 'head to toe' designer. A world of opportunity is waiting for you. Go the extra mile. Besides....
"IT'S NEVER CROWDED ALONG THE EXTRA MILE" - Wayne Dyer