Friday, July 31, 2009

Need to Design Your Website?

Even students need to build an online presence, and for graduates, a website is a non-negotiable. can help you create a beautiful site!

Here's what their site says:
Wix offers you a simple powerful online platform to make flash websites, MySpace layouts and more.

No downloads or programming needed.
And since creating with Wix is free, you can Sign Up and try it yourself!

Job Board

Check out our Student Job Board (see our link to the Job Board Blog to the right)! We are posting jobs continually, and I will also post volunteer opportunities on this Blog.

Industry experience is vital. Get yours now!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

August 15 Workshop - Sign Up Now

July 28, 2009

Dallas Market Center and Los Angeles-based Fashion Business, Inc. will offer a one-day workshop for students and apparel entrepreneurs on August 15, 2009. Those interested in retail business and operations can work side-by-side with industry professionals, Frances Harder and Dana Fried, as they explain the complex process of starting and operating an apparel company or retail store.

Frances Harder, Founder and Executive Director of Fashion Business, Inc. and Dana Fried, CEO of Delphic Consulting Group, will team up to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create a successful business. Harder and Fried will cover topics including: finding the right manufacturer, branding and marketing, legal issues and licenses, and much more.

Harder is the author of the Fashion for Profit textbook which is used in design schools around the world. From 2002-2006 Harder was voted one of California’s most influential people by California Apparel News. Fried was the COO of luxury footwear line Taryn Rose, managing their wholesale and retail growth from $8 million to $25 million in only two years. He is now the CEO of Delphic Consulting, which specializes in apparel, footwear, manufacturing and service organizations.

Please pass this information along to your students, faculty members, and the entrepreneurial individuals in your community.
For more information, times, fees and registration instructions, please visit or e-mail


Alden Clanahan
Vice President of Special Events and Visual Merchandising


Welcome to our new Fashion / Retail Informational Blog! As a resource to students and graduates of The Art Institute of Dallas, we will be continually posting industry-related information and will invite Guest Bloggers to provide inside-information. Please email Julie at if you would like to ask a question or suggest a topic. Also, ALWAYS feel free to leave comments.