Nikki DeBenedetto

Nikki D.

Columbus, OH

About Nikki D.

Nikki teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2014
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Hi! My name is Nikki and I can't wait to meet you! I am an artist and designer, originally from New York City and now living in Columbus, Ohio. I've been teaching art and fashion classes since March 2014. I love to help my students hand sew, draw designs, and use a sewing machine to make clothes they can actually wear!

I went to Parsons School of Design and earned a degree in Integrated Fashion Design in 2013. I also studied Fashion & Accessories Design and Illustration at the University of the Arts London. I'm an enthusiastic and dedicated person and my teaching style is all about being curious, and learning the tools you need in a fun and easy way. I will help you make your skills work for you, to express your unique sense of creativity. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

I am also certified in Meditation Science and Techniques. I teach meditation workshops, lead guided meditations, and private lessons for anyone of any age who wants to learn to be more mindful, manage stress, and be in the present moment. Meditation is also proven to improve focus and creativity. It is never too early or too late. :)

I can't wait to hear from you!

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Experience

Fashion Instructor
Mar 2014 - Present
The Fashion Class

Teach classes in sewing, garment construction, drawing, and fashion branding to classes ages 6-12. Teach private lessons to students ages 8+.

Designer
Jan 2014 - Present
Sunshine & Bravado

Design, create, market, and sell my own small local brand.
www.sunshineandbravado.com

Assistant Designer
Aug 2013 - Feb 2014
Love by Design

Create patterns, prints, and graphics for Juniors Active and Louge Apparel. Manage social media and photoshoots. Approve dyes and patterns, conduct fittings, and create presentations for client meetings.

Arts Communicator
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
CBGB Music Festival

Art research, community outreach, and event planning for the 2nd annual CBGB music festival in Times Square, New York City.

Apprentice
Feb 2012 - Aug 2012
Christian Joy

Assist in making costumes for stage and film

Production Assistant
Nov 2011 - May 2012
Daryl K

Patternmaking, cutting and sewing, sourcing fabrics, styling assistant for runway

Education

BFA Integrated Fashion Design
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Parsons the New School for Design
Fashion Design and Illustration
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Central St. Martins School of Design

Languages Spoken

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Meditation
Jul 2015
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certified in Meditation History and Science, familiar with the practices of many types of meditation.

Fashion Design
Dec 2012
University of the Arts London

Certificate in Costume Design and Costume History
May 2012
Parsons the New School for Design

1 Review on Nikki D.

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Jonathan Goldstein Sep 11, 2015
· Meditation · In home
Nikki was awesome! My meditation lessons were great!

Her studio was also really serene and relaxing. I highly recommend.
Nikki DeBenedetto
Nikki D.

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