Academy of Art University Styling
Academy of Art University Styling

Alumni

Meet our talented styling alumni who are making waves in the fashion industry.


KATELYN JOHNSON

Katelyn is a freelance commercial and editorial Stylist in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. 

Her client list includes Apple, Trulia, Sephora, HTC, Adidas, Touch of Modern, Bare Escentuals, and more. She has also assisted numerous artists at agencies and publications such as; Streeters, Workgroup, i-D Magazine, Paper Magazine, Refinery29, Vogue Mexico among others. Immersed in creative expression, Katelyn developed her artistic background through lifelong training in classical ballet. 

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2016 / View Katelyn's portfolio here.


SUCHANDRA BULLOCK

Suchandra is a freelance wardrobe and product Stylist in San Francisco represented by LuLu Artists Collective.

Her client list includes Levi's, Old Navy, GAP, Sephora, Dockers, DVF, Goorin Brothers, Stitch Fix, e.l.f. cosmetics, LACMA, LumioSF, and the style section of the San Francisco Chronicle. 

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2014 / View Suchandra's portfolio here.


ERICA TIMMONS

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Erica Timmons moved to the United States at the age of fourteen. During her senior year at The Academy of Art University, she was the Photo Stylist for Azalea's E-Commerce studios and was published in 180 Magazine Issue Eight.

She has worked as an in-house Merchandise Associate and lead e-commerce Stylist at BCBG MaxAzria. Erica is currently a freelance commercial, editorial, and product Stylist based in Los Angeles.

BFA Fashion Styling, Fall 2015 / View Erica's portfolio here.


SHERELLE WILLIAMS

Sherelle relocated from Seattle, Washington to San Francisco to pursue her degree in 2012. In her senior year, she held an internship with Fashion Xchange Magazine. Her work has been published in magazines such as Huf and DeFuze.

She is currently the lead stylist at BCBG Max Azria, BCBGeneration and Herve Leger in Los Angeles, California.

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2016 / View Sherelle's portfolio here.


LAYNIE ROUCH

Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Laynie moved to San Francisco in 2010 to attend The Academy of Art University. While in school, she was published in magazines such as Lone Wolf, Sicky, and Institute. Upon graduating, she was published in 180 Magazine Issue Nine.

Laynie is currently a freelance wardrobe and product Stylist currently residing in New York City. After moving, she was the VFILES 7 Runway Stylist winner and stylist assistant to Joanne Blades. Now, she is a Production Coordinator for Eugenia Kim. In her spare time, she styles look books and editorials for up and coming designers in NYC.

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2016 / View Laynie's portfolio here. 


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From Veracruz, Mexico, Star is a freelance fashion Stylist and costume designer now based in Los Angeles. She has had numerous positions ranging from public relations, visual merchandising, buying, product development, designing, set design, editorial styling, commercial styling, product styling, celebrity styling, personal shopping, and fashion show production.

Her client list includes Nordstrom, Altana Danzhalova, Arthritis Foundation, and Ashlyn’d, to name a few.
She has been published in Teeth Magazine, Beauty Rebel Magazine, Vogue Italia, Florum Magazine, and Lucy's among others. 

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2017 / View Star's portfolio here.


SHANI STOREY

A native of Portland, Oregon, Shani moved to San Francisco to pursue her love of fashion and athletics. In addition to her academic pursuits, Shani was a member of AAU's Women's Basketball team and brings her love for athletic wear to her craft by mixing styles to create a provocative, original look.

Shani is currently based in Portland, Oregon as a Production Coordinator for Wieden + Kennedy following a position as the Nike Integrated Production intern.

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2016 / View Shani's portfolio here


AUBREY KIA

Aubrey is a fashion stylist, creative consultant, and personal shopper represented in San Francisco and Los Angeles by Artist's Services. She is also currently the Fashion Director for Owsla Goods.

She has been published in GQ, Playboy, V-FILES, NYLON, HYPEBEAST, HYPEBAE, Highsnobiety, 180 Magazine, Trend Hunter, FuckingYoung!, FUN! Magazine, SOMA Magazine, among others.

Some of her clients include Walmart, Gap, Old Navy, Jansport, Bebe, Threadflip, Lyon + Post, Skrillex, Mija, Gallant and Stitch Fix.

AA Fashion Styling, Spring 2014 / View Audrey's portfolio here.


STEPHANIE ST. CROIX

Stephanie is a freelance wardrobe and product Stylist based in San Francisco

Stephanie's clientele includes companies such as Le Tote, Stitch Fix, Viridian Bay, Serena and Lily, Levi's, Touch of Modern, and Cycle Gear. Her work has been published in Tantalum Magazine, Noi.se Magazine, S.F. Station, and more. 

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2014 / View Stephanie's portfolio here.


INESSA JANE

Inessa Jane is currently a Visual Merchandising Stylist for Abercrombie & Fitch Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

Her work consists of everything from outfitting in-store forms and working on window displays to styling Abercrombie Kids marketing campaigns.

Inessa's skills and services range from editorial, commercial, personal, and product styling. While earning her degree, she was published in The San Francisco Chronicle, Florum Magazine, and more.

BFA Fashion Styling, Fall 2014 / View Inessa's portfolio here.


AUDREY WAANANEN

Originally from Enfield, Connecticut, Audrey is the Merchandising Coordinator for Sweaters/Intimates at Charlotte Russe. She is also a freelance product and fashion stylist in San Francisco working with brands such as Sephora, Stitch Fix, and Fit Bit. 

While in school, she styled for clients such as Macy's, Azazie, Thread and Sparkle, and more. In her senior year, she was published in 180 Magazine Issue Nine.

BFA Fashion Styling, Fall 2015 / Read more about Audrey's work in our interview here. View Audrey's portfolio here.


ANDREA GUINDI

Born and raised in San Francisco, Andrea's unique aesthetic involves offbeat ideas and details. In her senior year, she was published in 180 Magazine Issue Nine.

Andrea is currently a freelance menswear, commercial, and product stylist located in San Francisco. She has worked for renown companies such as Levi's and Restoration Hardware.

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2016 /  View Andrea's portfolio here.


HALEY BURGSTAHLER

Originally hailing from Los Angeles, California, Haley earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Styling.

Soon after graduating, she relocated back to southern California to pursue the role of Product Stylist for NordstromRack.com/HauteLook where she currently holds a Fashion Stylist position.

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2016. / View Haley's portfolio here. 


CHELSEA HENRY

Chelsea Henry graduated with a BFA in Fashion Styling from the Academy of Art University in Fall 2014. Upon graduating, she was awarded an e-Commerce Styling internship at BCBGMaxAzria's corporate headquarters in Los Angeles.

Chelsea is currently an in-house Fashion Stylist and Model Caster for The Neiman Marcus Group in Dallas, Texas.

BFA Fashion Styling, Fall 2014 / View Chelsea's portfolio here.


ABBY QI

Hailing from China, Abby Qi has a keen eye for trends, brands, and refined color palettes.

Abby is a freelance Fashion Editorial Stylist currently based in NYC. Her work has been published in Wonderland Magazine, King Kong Magazine, Pressure Paris, Blanc Magazine, and on the cover of Vulkan Magazine.

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2018 / View Abby's portfolio here.


SOPHIA CHARLES

Born and raised in Bali, Indonesia, Sophia developed a fascination with the fashion industry at a young age, thanks to her mother.

Sophia is currently represented by Look Artists Agency and based in NYC as an Assistant Merchandiser and Product Stylist at La Garconne. Sophia's work has been published in magazines such as DeFuze Magazine, Jute Magazine, Bob Cut Mag, and KUL Magazine.

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2017 / View Sophia's portfolio here.


CHAW CHAW SU SAN

Born and raised in Yangon, Burma Chaw Chaw relocated to San Francisco to pursue her dream of becoming a stylist. She experiments in multiple realms of styling, including editorial, wardrobe, product, art direction, and creative consulting.

She is a freelance Editorial Stylist represented by Stars The Agency in San Francisco and is currently based in NYC. Chaw Chaw's work has been published in magazines such as Vogue.It, Pressure Paris, Bullett Media, Cake Magazine, Sicky, FYI Journal, and more. In her senior year, she was published in 180 Magazine Issue Nine.

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2017 / Find out more about Chaw Chaw here and view her portfolio here.


SHO TATSUISHI

Hailing from Japan, Sho began his industry experience by studying Fashion Design at the Vantan Design Institute in Tokyo. His clean, refined aesthetic focuses on the small nuances of minimal, modern styling. He is inspired by all aspects of culture, music, lifestyle, and art.

Sho is currently based in NYC as a freelance Fashion Assistant for W Magazine. Sho's work has been published in magazines such as Fucking Young!, Vogue Italia (Photo Vogue), Vanity Teen, Knots, Contributer, Toksick, HUF, Sicky, DeFUZE, Vulkan, Institute, and Kaltblut.

AA Fashion Styling, Fall 2016 / View Sho's portfolio here


BIBIANA PINA

Bibiana is a fashion and product stylist based in San Francisco.

She is currently a photographer at The RealReal. She has assisted renowned stylist Mar Peidro for VOGUE Ukraine. Bibiana has also worked as a social media consultant for e.l.f. cosmetics and has been published in Dreamingless Magazine and Lucy's Magazine.

BFA Fashion Styling Spring 2017 / View Bibiana's portfolio here


WEI HSU

Wei is a freelance wardrobe, product, and commercial stylist currently based in Taiwan. Following a fashion internship at Harper's Bazaar (Taiwan), she moved on to become a Fashion Editor at Marie Claire (Taiwan).

Wei has been published in Flawless Magazine, Jute Magazine, and LUCY'S Magazine. 

BFA Fashion Styling, Fall 2015 / View Wei's portfolio here.


QUANNII BELL

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Quannii Bell relocated to San Francisco to pursue a degree in Fashion Styling from the Academy of Art University. 

Bell wrote as a Style Contributor for Bold.Global which is a multimedia, viral news and platform for a diverse coalition centered on personal responsibility and sustainable capitalism. She is currently an Assistant Stylist at Artists Services. Her work has been published in Kodd-Magazine, Cliche Magazine, Kaltbult Magazine, Huf Magazine, and 7Hues Magazine.

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2018 / View Quannii's portfolio here.


SARA LANE

Sara Lane is a freelance Fashion Stylist from Los Alamos, New Mexico. She is currently based in San Francisco as a Styling Assistant at Artists Services.

She seeks to bring out a bold, confident energy in each client and is interested in all forms of styling including; editorial, wardrobe, music, and runway. 

BFA Fashion Styling, Fall 2017 / View Sara's portfolio here.


YEN NGUYEN

Yen Nguyen is a fashion editorial stylist born and raised in Vietnam. Yen is currently based in NYC as an intern to George Cortina, a known styling veteran in the industry. She is also an Assistant Stylist to Alison Hernon.

Her aesthetic is heavily inspired by streetwear with a strong and bold attitude emphasizing on the trickle-up movement in fashion. 

BFA Fashion Styling, Spring 2018 / View Yen's portfolio here.