Monthly Archives: May 2011

Academy of Art Fashion Show, May 7th, 2011

This past week FashionMarketSF got a sneak peek of new up and coming designers. The students at the Academy of Art University blew it out of the water. They did such a great job! All of their looks were hot, on trend, and well crafted. It is very important attending and exposing yourself to these kind of special events. Being in the public eye, networking, and seeing first hand what is happening in the fashion industry is key. It is also just as important to support your local fashion schools and their students. Below is some footage captured at the event. See more videos on our YouTube Channel.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Recommendation for Leslie Lum Marketing

“It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation on behalf of Leslie Lum. Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center has had the good fortune of working with Leslie over the past year in her professional capacity as a marketing consultant, as a volunteer, and as a student.

As a marketing consultant, Leslie provided one-on-one business consulting to women and men in our Business Planning Class to help them devise marketing solutions for their start up and growing businesses. She also facilitated our Fashion Incubator Network roundtables, where she led discussions and provide individual feedback. Our students were very positive about her leadership, enthusiasm and insights. They reported that Leslie provided invaluable guidance and encouragement, was an excellent listener and demonstrated significant expertise in her field.

Leslie also volunteered to help Renaissance with our annual fundraising event. She secured in-kind donations for our gift bags, tirelessly promoted the event and was hands on in helping with a variety of event preparation needs.

Leslie has extensive knowledge of the marketing field and at the same time is deeply committed to learning. She has attended several of our classes and workshops. She brings commitment and passion to all she does. It is a pleasure to work with Leslie. I am delighted to recommend her unequivocally.”

– Sharon Miller

Artspan Recommendation for Leslie Lum Marketing

“It is my pleasure to recommend Leslie Lum, who has acted as an avid volunteer at ArtSpan’s fundraising events and as a vocal advocate for ArtSpan’s programs during the past two years.

Leslie directly bolstered the success of ArtSpan’s fundraising events by volunteering her time and energy to both the Benefit Art Show & Auction and the Private Preview Gala. Her professionalism and positive attitude were dually noted and greatly appreciated at these events by ArtSpan staff, our artist constituents, other volunteers, and our event attendees. Using her sound judgment and attention to detail, Leslie ensured that the attendee check in process proceeded smoothly and without incident; likewise, her organizational skills and creative problem solving allowed art buyers to quickly move through the check out process. Leslie took on leadership roles at these volunteer stations and aided in training other volunteers. Her outgoing and amiable demeanor added to the attendees’ enjoyable experience at our events.

Leslie demonstrated her passion and enthusiasm for ArtSpan by consistently communicating her knowledge of our mission and our programs to others. She used her extensive background in marketing to attract new ArtSpan supporters, event attendees, and artist participants. Her sincere and genuine interest in supporting ArtSpan and the local arts community is evident.

She has been a wonderful addition to our team of volunteers and a delight to work with! ArtSpan greatly appreciates all of her promotional efforts.”

-Lindsay Barrick
Communications and Operations Manager