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Griselda Azucena

The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire alumni Griselda Azucena

[My education] taught me what I could see [in the industry] - and the expectations. Griselda Azucena , Associate Designer for Swat Fame Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, 2015 , The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
Griselda Azucena is an associate designer for Swat Fame, a company that creates fashion sportswear, fashion dress, and social dresses for women. She works in the City of Industry, California, and is responsible for assisting the First Associate Designer and passing orders on for production. Griselda also confirms fabrics, trims, and appliques with the Swat Fame design team.

Griselda is excited to be working in the fashion industry and is thankful for the support of her family. She adds that the industry is exciting and fast paced. “My coworkers are amazing and I learn [something] new every day.”

Griselda, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, says that her education provided the fundamentals she needed to start in the fashion industry. “It taught me what I could see—and the expectations.” She adds that current students should stay focused on their goals and ahead of the knowledge curve. “[Industry trends include] technology programs created to make orders, and technology that [makes] designing and manufacturing easier and efficient.”

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