Samson Chen

Fashion Marketing & Management

Creative Entrepreneur at TOA, Article & Goods and Azil Boutique
The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University

The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University alumni Samson Chen

Soak up knowledge and experience like a sponge. Collaborate with industry leaders and mentors that you want to emulate. Samson Chen , Creative Entrepreneur at TOA, Article & Goods and Azil Boutique
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Marketing & Management , 2011 , The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University

Creative Entrepreneur at TOA, Article & Goods and Azil Boutique

Samson Chen describes himself as a “creative entrepreneur” at TOA, Article & Goods, and Azil Boutique—companies that provide handmade or specialized creative pieces. He prides himself in building a business model for these companies out of experience and observation. “[I see] what is missing in the market and [determine] how I can change it, improve on it, or break into it,” he says.

Samson admits that he had to swallow his fear and believe in his intuition when going out on his own. “Sometimes failure or trial-and-error is the best way of learning.” He enjoys being independent. “The heart and soul I put into my work [makes me feel] satisfied and rewarded.

Samson, who in 2011 earned a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Marketing & Management from The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, says that his education provided the fundamentals he needed to work in the creative industry. He recommends that current students learn as much as they can—even in unpaid positions. “Soak up knowledge and experience like a sponge. Collaborate with industry leaders and mentors that you want to emulate.”

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*As of 2012, a campus of Argosy University