We asked some of the most inspiring folks we know to tell us what they are inspired by.

Ally Dechant | Denim Student and Denim Designer

I am truly inspired by denim and what surrounds it. I knew by the time I was 16 years old that I was going to move out to LA to come to FIDM and learn as much as I could about denim. From that moment, I have been learning everything I can about all avenues of the industry – from going to the Rosebowl Flea Market and looking at vintage denim to interning at modern denim companies and researching the modren technology. Being curious inspires me, and denim is an amazing thing to be curious about because once you learn one thing about it, Read more>>

David Alan Madrick | Actor/ Writer/ Producer

I am first and foremost inspired by my mom who is smart, caring and one of the funniest people I have am blessed to know. Her outlook on life and the way she unconditionally supports all of my dreams literally puts a battery in my back to keep going no matter the obstacle. I believe the 2nd thing I am inspired by is the need to fulfill my life question and mantra “What if I did do it, what is on the other side?”. As an actor I expose myself and feelings with every job I take , Read more>>

Shireen Jamehdor | Artist and Fashion Designer

Literally anything and everything. But to be a little more specific, there are some environments or scenarios that seem to spark more inspiration and creativity for me. Here are just a few: Museums I am a bit museum obsessed because museums are such a rich source of inspiration. Any time I visit a new city, I make a point to visit any museum that sounds interesting, and they aren’t always art museums. In fact, one of my favorite museums is the Musée de l’Armée Invalides (The Army Museum) in Paris, France. Read more>>

Nika Gordeziani | Actor

I’m a simple guy. I’m inspired by the purest forms of life: nature; sounds; elements and of course people. But nature it’s on top of my list of inspirations.
From a young age I was an observer. I would observe people, I would observe the apple trees at my grandfather’s countryside house, I would observe the vineyards, the birds, all the environment, and I developed the ability to listen, which is a crucial skill for an actor. Read more>>