Grace Hazelgrove

In her senior year at VCUarts, Grace had the unique opportunity to study abroad in Guinea, West Africa where she lived and apprenticed with a local tailor and his family.  This is where her love of print design grew, which allowed her to be immersed in a culture and create a beautiful collection out of her experience  A BFA in Fashion Design, Grace now lives and works in New York City.  “Post grad life is a world wind and you have to find your niche in this industry,” she says. “You have to jump in and truly be passionate about whatever you want to take on.” Grace is now working as a Print Cad Design Assistant at Ralph Lauren, which was her dream her senior year.  “[I’m] so happy to have a design foundation from VCU that now has been the jump start of my career in print design.”