Parsons School of Design has offered students innovative approaches to education since its creation in 1896. Today, it is the only American art and design school within a comprehensive university, The New School, which also houses a rigorous liberal arts college and a progressive performing arts school. Their undergraduate and graduate programs immerse students in focused training, interdisciplinary inquiry and practice-based collaborative learning. At Parsons, creators and scholars master established art and design fields and advance emerging ones while studying a range of university disciplines.
After being born in Nigeria and having spent his early childhood there, Chukwukadibia and his family moved to the United States. Finding a new home in America, he developed interest in the world of arts and a refined taste for design. Studying at Parsons, he’s hoping to use his multifaceted Nigerian-American upbringing to create clothing that highlight artisanal craftsmanship.
Funding her own education in design by running a second-hand online business, Tiffany has a passion for sustainability. Leading by example, she’s an avid advocate for change. At 22 years of age, she became the first woman of color under 40 to run for mayor in Lancaster, Ohio with a zero-cost campaign utilizing existing resources and donations.
Muriel is an artist and part-time faculty member of Parsons. Her background within the art, fashion and design scene is remarkable and spans across Switzerland, the States, Canada and Hong Kong. Having held titles such as Senior Director and Accessories Design Director at world-renowned brands, Muriel currently utilizes her skills as a design consultant.