YAC Alumni Diandre Fuentes lands designer job at Vans

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Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 5.34.40 PM Diandre Fuentes is the new lead Kids Footwear Designer for Vans Classics, based in Southern California. While Diandre's passion and education background lies in fine art and textiles, she says that the "life of kids shoes with rainbow glitter and glow in the dark sharks" is a surprisingly appropriate fit. Since graduating from RISD, Diandre worked several odd jobs (including accounting assistant, freelance designer, and unpaid intern) before landing the position at Vans. "I thank Meg and Marcia for paving the way and setting the example. They encouraged me that art is something worth pursuing as a career, despite the obstacles and doubt you will face." You can see Diandre's fine arts work at www.diandre-fuentes.com and catch some of her designs in Vans stores starting Fall 2015.

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