October 5th, 2017 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team
With the launch of Cricut Maker™, our goal is to open up more possibilities for makers across creative categories. One way we’re bringing this to life is by launching a scholarship contest with the Fashion Institute of Technology, a leading institution for education in art, design, business and technology based in New York.
Students participating in the scholarship contest are from the Accessories Design and Home Products Development departments. Students will design and create original accessories collections for fashion and home décor using Cricut Maker. Winners will receive scholarship prizes and the opportunity to have their collections featured in Design Space – where everyone in our community will have access to recreate their collections.
FIT faculty incorporated “Project Maker” in their Home Products Development and Accessories Design curricula for the Fall semester. Accessories created by students can consist of original goods (a leather clutch, for instance) or designs that can be applied to existing items (e.g., an original pattern that can be used to embellish a purchased clutch).
The challenge for the students is to utilize their talent and advanced skills as upcoming professionals to create a collection of designs that can be replicated by the everyday, non-professional maker.
“FIT is home to some of the most talented design-minded students in the world, and we can’t wait to see how they will stretch the boundaries of what Cricut Maker can do,” said Ashish Arora, CEO of Cricut. “Our mission is to help people lead creative lives. I’m confident that as we watch their collections take shape, these future designers will push us even further to elevate the creative experience for all of our customers, from daily makers to entrepreneurs.”
Contest finalists will be given a Cricut Maker, Cricut EasyPress™, Cricut BrightPad ™, as well as a gift card for buying supplies. Finalists will present to a panel of judges in December and the winners will be announced two weeks later.
Make sure you look out on the Cricut blog for results from the contest in the coming weeks. We’re so excited to share with you what these innovative students will produce using Cricut Maker.