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 FYID NYC Team


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IMANI

EDUCATION: BOCCONI UNIVERSITY (MILAN) AND KOPPELMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (NYC)

MAJOR: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE

MINOR: ITALIAN

2ND MINOR: MARKETING

SPECIALIZATION: EVENT PRODUCTION, WEB DEVELOPMENT, PHOTOGRAPHY, PUBLIC RELATIONS, BRAND DEVELOPMENT, AND MARKETING

IMANI IS THE EVENT PRODUCER OF THE XCHANGE FASHION FESTIVAL, X SOUNDS MUSIC SERIES, AND THE INTERSEXTION: ART AND FASHION POP UP SHOP. SHE CURRENTLY SERVES AS A FASHION MARKETING CONSULTANT TO EMERGING DESIGNERS AND INDEPENDENT BRANDS. PRIOR TO WORKING WITH FYID NYC, IMANI SERVED AS A BROADCAST JOURNALIST FOR LE FONTI TV IN MILAN, ITALY AND HAS WORKED IN ADVERTISING AND MARKETING FOR COMPANIES SUCH AS OGILVY & MATHER NY, ZERVE, INTERNATIONAL HOUSE MILAN, EASY MILANO, AND THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK. SHE’S AN ENTHUSIAST OF FASHION, CULTURE, AND PHOTOGRAPHY, WHO INCORPORATES HER PASSIONS INTO CREATING UNIQUE EVENTS, EXPERIENCES, AND CONTENT FOR THE TRENDSETTERS OF TODAY.

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DAYSHAWN

EDUCATION: BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

MAJOR: SOCIOLOGY

SPECIALIZATION: BRAND AMBASSADOR

DAYSHAWN IS A CURRENT MODEL AND BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR FIND YOUR ID NYC AND HAS BEEN WORKING FOR THIS AGENCY FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS. DAYSHAWN SEES MODELING AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIST IN THE EXPRESSION OF THE ARTISTIC VISION FROM VARIOUS DESIGNERS AROUND THE WORLD AND SHOWCASE THEIR DESIGNS. NOT ONLY THIS, MODELING IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM TO MEET AMAZING PEOPLE WITHIN THE MODELING INDUSTRY.


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ALEXANDER

EDUCATION: BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MAJOR: ART THERAPY

SPECIALIZATION: PROJECT MANAGEMENT, EVENT CURATION, DJ, MUSIC PRODUCTION, PAINTING, TALENT MANAGEMENT, AND SONG WRITING.

ALEXANDER, also known as a1king, IS A CREATIVE ART DIRECTOR HERE AT FYID NYC WHOSE MAIN FOCUS IS TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE’S PROJECTS ARE BEING COMPLETED ON TIME AND MEASURE UP TO COMPANY STANDARDS. ALEXANDER’S DESIRE TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES, SO THAT THEY TOO CAN REACH THEIR TRUE POTENTIAL IS ONE OF HIS MAIN OBJECTIVES HERE AT FYID NYC. OUTSIDE OF THE FYID NYC, HE’S A TALENTED ARTIST WHOSE HAD PERFORMANCES AT THE RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL AND MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, TO NAME A FEW. HE’S ALSO A HIGHLY RESPECTED DESIGNER, WITH CLOTHING APPAREL THAT CAN BE SEEN ON RUNWAYS THROUGHOUT AMERICA.


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PEARL

EDUCATION:FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY

MAJOR: GRAPHIC DESIGN

SPECIALIZATION: GRAPHIC DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY, FASHION DESIGN, MUSIC PRODUCTION & MASTERING, ANIMATION, MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS AND FILM.

OUTSIDE OF WORKING WITH FYID NYC, PEARL IS A VISUAL ARTIST AND THE CREATOR OF THE UPCOMING STREET WEAR BRAND GEM&I. GROWING UP IN A MILITARY FAMILY HE HAS TRAVELLED TO VARIOUS PLACES OVER SEAS. THESE VARIOUS EXPERIENCES OF CULTURE AND CREATIVITY HAS PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN MAKING HIM THE MAN HE IS TO DAY. HIS UNIQUE SENSE OF CREATIVITY, STYLE, AND FASHION IS WHY HE IS APART FYID NYC DIVERSE TEAM.


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AMANTÉ

EDUCATION: EASTERN FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

MAJOR: COSMETOLOGY

SPECIALIZATION: MAKEUP ARTISTRY, HOST, AND MUSIC ARTIST

AMANTÉ "DOPE GODDESS" IS A BAHAMIAN-AMERICAN LICENSED FREELANCE MAKEUP ARTIST, HOST, MODEL, AND RAPPER. SHE HAS WORKED IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS INCLUDING WEDDINGS, FASHION SHOWS, PHOTO SHOOTS, MUSIC VIDEOS, AND THEATER. WHEN SHE ISN'T DOING MAKEUP, YOU CAN CATCH HER ON STAGE RAPPING ALONGSIDE SOME OF THE BEST PERFORMERS IN NEW YORK CITY. HER STAGE NAME IS "DOPE GODDESS" AND SHE UTILIZES HER UNIQUE CARIBBEAN/HIP-HOP SOUNDS TO BRING ENERGY WITH POSITIVE LYRICS ABOUT BUILDING THE COMMUNITY AND FEMINISM. AMANTÉ IS ALSO AN EVENT HOST WORKING WITH DIFFERENT EVENT CURATING COMPANIES, CHARITIES, AND SCHOOLS. WITH AN EXTENSIVE LIST OF HOSTING EXPERIENCE, SHE USES HER BUBBLY YET WITTY PERSONALITY TO CAPTIVATE THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL. AMANTÉ HAS BEEN ATTENDING MODEL WORKSHOPS AND AUDITIONING FOR VARIOUS SHOWS TO ADD PLUS-SIZED MODELING TO HER NEVER-ENDING ROSTER OF TALENTS. AMANTÉ "DOPE GODDESS" BAKER IS DEFINITELY A 21ST CENTURY RENAISSANCE WOMAN.


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DREW

EDUCATION: MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY

MAJOR: MUSIC INDUSTRY

SPECIALIZATION: MUSIC CURATION

DREW IS A PART OF FYID’S MUSIC CURATION TEAM. HE IS AN ESTABLISHED SINGER AND SONGWRITER THAT HAS PERFORMED AT MANY CLUBS ACROSS NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY. HE HAS CURATED FYID NEW YORK CITY EVENTS SUCH AS PYNK NYC, ISLAND.WAV, EURO.WAV, AND “RENAISSAUCE”. HIS INTEREST APPLIES TO ALL THINGS MUSIC-RELATED AND IS SKILLED IN VARIOUS MUSIC RECORDING SOFTWARE AS WELL AS VARIOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.


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EMILINE

EDUCATION: JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

MAJOR: FASHION MERCHANDISING

MINOR: BUSINESS

SPECIALIZATION: EVENTS AND BRAND PARTNERSHIP, AND FASHION DESIGN

EMILINE’S STRONG ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND EYE FOR FASHION HAS MADE HER A VALUABLE ASSET ON OUR TEAM. SHE HAS SPENT THE PAST SEVEN YEARS CONTRIBUTING TO VARIOUS FASHION FIELDS SUCH AS TRADE AND FASHION SHOWS, RETAIL CLOTHING STORES, AND BRIDAL. NOT ONLY IS SHE EQUIPPED WITH THE SKILLS TO BE A FASHION PROFESSIONAL, SHE IS A BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL AS WELL. PRIOR TO JOINING FYID NYC’S TEAM, SHE SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM FOR AN UPSCALE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE. HER STRONG PASSION IN HER FIELD OF WORK HAS MADE HER A WELL-REGARDED SOURCE OF CREATIVITY AND STYLE.


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NEETA

EDUCATION: PRATT INSTITUTE

MAJOR: DESIGN MANAGEMENT

SPECIALIZATION: GRAPHIC DESIGN AND FASHION EVENTS

AFTER SPENDING TWO YEARS IN THE INTERIOR DESIGN FIELD, NEETA REALIZED HER PASSION WAS IN EVENT INDUSTRY, PIVOTING HER CAREER PATH INTO THAT DIRECTION. SKILLED IN GRAPHIC DESIGN AND SPACE MANAGEMENT, SHE EMPLOYS HER AMAZING SENSE OF COLOR COORDINATION AND MATERIAL SELECTION TO AID HER IN FYID AS AN EVENT CREATIVE SPECIALIZING IN FASHION EVENTS.


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REGAN

EDUCATION: STANFORD UNIVERSITY

MAJOR: THEATER/PERFORMANCE STUDIES

2ND MAJOR: AMERICAN STUDIES

SPECIALIZATION: TALENT SCOUT

REGAN HAS BEEN PASSIONATE ABOUT THEATER PERFORMANCE FROM A YOUNG AGE, CONSTANTLY PERFECTING HER ACTING CRAFT. HER EXPERIENCE IN THEATER HAS MADE HER OUTGOING AND CONFIDENT ENOUGH THAT SHE IS NEVER SCARED TO VENTURE INTO NEW FIELDS. THIS FEARLESSNESS OF HERS MAKES HER AN IDEAL MEMBER FOR FYID NYC TALENT SCOUTING TEAM, BECAUSE SHE IS WILLING TO GET CREATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO SEARCHING FOR TALENT.


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DERRICK

EDUCATION: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ART

MAJOR: ILLUSTRATION

SPECIALIZATION: WEB DESIGN, GRAPHIC DESIGN, AND ILLUSTRATION

THIS CHICAGO NATIVE IS A KEY MEMBER OF FYID NYC’S Graphic and WEB DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION TEAM. HIS SKILLS IN STORYTELLING VIA ART HAS MADE HIM A RESPECTED MEMBER ON THE TEAM. ART HAS BEEN A PASSION OF HIS SINCE HE WAS A CHILD AND HE HAS RESOLVED TO TURN HIS PASSION INTO A CAREER.


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RICARDO

SPECIALIZATION: CREATIVE DIRECTION, PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITING, AND MODEL COACHING

RICARDO IS A SEASONED PHOTOGRAPHER AND CURRENTLY SERVES AS THE DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY OF FYID NYC. WITH OVER 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, HE HAS DONE SHOOTS FOR NUMEROUS HIGH PROFILE CLIENTS SUCH AS ESSENCE MAGAZINE, VICTORIA SECRET MODELS, AND EVEN SPORTS TEAMS SUCH AS THE NEW YORK GIANTS. WITH NUMEROUS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, RICARDO DECIDED TO TAKE HIS PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE NEXT LEVEL BY STARTING HIS OWN FIRM. HIS FIRM’S MAIN PURPOSE IS MAKING EVERY WOMAN AND MAN FEEL LIKE A MODEL. THROUGH HIS VISION, RICARDO AIMS TO SHAKE UP THE INDUSTRY AND CHANGE THE STANDARD OF WHAT BEAUTY ACTUALLY IS. HIS FIRM HAS BEEN GOING STRONG FOR OVER SEVEN YEARS NOW AND HIS GOAL IS WITHIN REACH.


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DESHON

EDUCATION: BARUCH COLLEGE

MAJOR: CORPORATE COMMUNICATION

SPECIALIZATION: COMMUNICATION

DESHON‘S SPECIALTY RESIDES IN CORPORATE COMMUNICATION. THIS IS AN ADVANCED BRANCH OF COMMUNICATION WITH AN EMPHASIS ON COMMUNICATION IN THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WORLD. HIS TALENT IN PUBLIC SPEAKING AND COMMUNICATION FOR BUSINESS AUDIENCES, INTERCULTURAL EFFECTIVENESS, ARGUMENTATION AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATION HAS MADE HIM AN ESTEEMED TALENT ON OUR TEAM. HE HOLDS THE ABILITY TO CAPTURE THE AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION WITH HIS PROVOCATIVE AND ENGAGING RHETORIC.


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DAMANI

SPECIALIZATION: PHOTOGRAPHER

DAMANI IS AN UP-AND-COMING PHOTOGRAPHER BORN AND RAISED IN BROOKLYN WHO CAPTURES THE ELECTRIC ENERGY OF ARTISTS SPRINGING UP THROUGHOUT THE CITY. SELF-TAUGHT AND PASSIONATE ABOUT HIS CRAFT, HE IS CONSTANTLY LEARNING AND TRANSFORMING HIS PERSPECTIVE. IN HIS DOWNTIME, DAMANI CAN BE SEEN SKATEBOARDING AROUND BROOKLYN, SKETCHING, OR CHALLENGING HIMSELF TO LEARN SOMETHING NEW. EAGER TO LEARN AND A PERFECTIONIST AT HEART, DAMANI’S STRIVES TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE LEAVES HAPPY NO MATTER THE PROJECT.


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ROBERT

EDUCATION: BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY

MAJOR: BIOLOGY

SPECIALIZATION: GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND MURAL PAINTINGS

ROBERT SPECIALIZES IN GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATIONS AND MURAL PAINTING. HE POSSESSES A KEEN ATTENTION TO DETAIL, ABLE TO PRODUCE PHOTO-REALISTIC ARTWORKS THAT CONTAINS UNIQUE NARRATIVES. HE UTILIZES HIS FREE TIME BUILDING NEW CONNECTIONS WITH PEOPLE AND EXPLORING SPACES WHICH INSPIRES NEW ARTWORKS.


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LAZZARUS

EDUCATION: SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

MAJOR: GRAPHIC DESIGN

SPECIALIZATION: GRAPHIC DESIGN

LAZZARUS IS A MAN OF MANY TALENTS WORKING IN CRAFTS SUCH AS ANIMATION, SCULPTING, PAINTING, AND OTHER TRADES WHICH FUEL HIS CREATIVITY. HIS FOCUS STANDS AT CHARACTER-BUILDING, BRANDING AND POSTER DESIGNS WHICH EMPHASIZE HIS TALENT IN ADVERTISEMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT. AS A NATURAL ARTIST, HE STRIVES TO INVENT PIECES WHICH TELL A STORY, GIVING VOICES TO HIS ART.


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LESLIE

EDUCATION: ALFRED STATE UNIVERSITY

MAJOR: GRAPHIC AND MEDIA DESIGN

SPECIALIZATION: ADVERTISING

LESLIE IS A PASSIONATE GRAPHIC DESIGNER WHO LOVES TO PAINT, AND DO CRAFTS. SHE SPECIALIZES IN ADVERTISING WITH THE ASPECT OF HER DESIGNS RANGING FROM DIGITAL BANNERS AND LANDING PAGES TO THE PRINT WORLD OF POSTERS AND BILLBOARD. SHE UTILIZES HER UNIQUE SKILL SETS WITH MOTION GRAPHICS TO CREATE EXCLUSIVE SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT SUCH AS TV COMMERCIALS OR YOUTUBE CHANNELS AND VIDEOS.