Giorgia Fonyodi was born in Esztergom, Hungary, finished her grammar school studies in Hilo, Hawaii, specialized in Advanced Placement Art. She was conferred her Masters Degree of Fashion Design and her 2nd Masters Degree majoring in Design Management at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest in 2009 and 2010. She got a scholarship at London College of Fashion majoring in Women’s Wear. She also had the opportunity to be involved in the Arts Management Major of the International Business School, a partner of Oxford Brooks University. In 2011-2012 she worked full time as fashion designer at Ann Taylor, New York.
She was granted a Public Scholarship of the Republic in 2006. In 2009, she finished first in the Textile Category of the Arts Section of the National Scientific and Student Conference with her work titled “Art of Material Manipulations Today”, enabling her to apply for the Pro Scientia Gold Medal Competition, whereby she was recognized by the Pro Arte Gold Medal, received in the Ceremonial Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
PROFESSIONAL & EDUCATION
2012 Recycled dress designed for L’OREAL and MILKA / Collaboration with TERRACYCLE, NEW YORK, US
2012-2011 Fashion Designer / ANN TAYLOR / ANN INC., TIMES SQUARE TOWER, MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, US
2011 Professional Internship Program / HUNGARIAN-AMERICAN ENTERPRISE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS (HAESF) / Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), US
2010-2005 DESIGN MANAGER / MASTERS DEGREE / MOHOLY-NAGY UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN (MOME), Budapest, HU
2009-2004 FASHION DESIGNER / MASTERS DEGREE / MOHOLY-NAGY UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN (MOME), Budapest, HU
2008 Women’s Wear / Bachelor Programme / LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION (LCF), London, UK
2007 ARTS MANAGEMENT / Bachelor Programme / International Business School (IBS), Budapest, HU
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2009 Student’s Life Achievement Award / PRO ARTE GOLD MEDAL / ASSOCIATION OF PRO SCIENTIA GOLD MEDALISTS, Budapest, HU
2009 “Art of Manipulating” / 1st place, Textile category, Art section / NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND ART STUDENT CONFERENCE, Budapest, HU
2006 “Outstanding Academic and Professional Excellence” / Program PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP OF REPUBLIC OF HUNGARY / MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE, Budapest, HU
2001 “Outstanding Academic and Sport Excellence”/ by MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORTS AFFAIRS, Budapest, HU
2001 “Outstanding Academic Excellence”/ PRESIDENT’S EDUCATION AWARDS PROGRAM / HILO, HAWAII, US
1997 “Outstanding Academic Excellence”/ MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE, Budapest, HU
1997 “OUR VALUES TO BE BEQUEATHED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY” / 1st place / Europe at School Competition, Council of Europe, European Union, Parliament of Europe
EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS
2010 “Teardropped” short film / Fashion Video Festival / MUSEUM LUDWIG, PALACE OF ARTS, Budapest, HU
2009 “Art of Manipulating” exhibition / MUSEUM NIGHT / HUNGARIAN NATIONAL GALLERY, Budapest, HU
2009 “Art of Manipulating” fashion show / NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND ART STUDENT CONFERENCE / Budapest Zoo, HU
2007 “Szerényke” in Curiosity Cabinet / SALONE SATELLITE / I SALONI MILANO, IT
2006 “Op Art” exhibition / INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXHIBITION, NANTES, FR
2006 “In the Spirit of Modern Ethnics” exhibition / HOME TREND & DESIGN / KUNSTHALLE, Budapest, HU
2005 “Preserve Your Traditions” fashion show / DESIGN WEEK, Budapest, HU
2004 “Our Traditions Today” exhibition / TEXTILE & TEXTILE GARMENT INDUSTRY HISTORY MUSEUM, Budapest, HU
ORGANIZATION & MEMBER
SOCIETY OF PRO SCIENTIA MEDALISTS / ART AND SCIENCE OF ARTS
4. Objectives of the Association:
a) to represent, at a national level, the scientific and political interests of Hungarian science and scientists, as well as of Hungarian higher education and elite training;
b) to increase the social recognition of science and education;
c) in the interest of increasing the standards of Hungarian science, to contribute to the training and scientific development of experts and researchers with a wide intellectual horizon, with modern approaches, having valuable domestic and foreign experience even as career starters;
d) to provide opportunities for domestic and international exchanges of scientific experience for students and recent graduates involved in theoretical and/or practical research, as well as to promote their integration into international scientific life.
5. In order to implement the objectives set out in section 4, the Association shall:
a) keep contacts with domestic and international public and social organizations as well as with business establishments;
b) organize domestic and international seminars, including primarily the Conference of Pro Scientia Gold Medal Winners where gold medal winners shall deliver presentations.
The PRO SCIENTIA GOLD MEDAL award have been founded by the NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STUDENT RESEARCH SOCIETIES. A Pro Arte Gold Medal can be awarded to young people who have excelled in their performance in the professional field selected by them during their studies, and have provided evidence for this in the form of works submitted to competition, presentations, or literary, artistic and scientific products. Therefore the Gold Medal does not acknowledge a single conference presentation or competition work, but an outstanding individual based on the student’s total performance. Award is conferred jointly by the CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF STUDENT RESEARCH SOCIETIES, the PRESIDENT OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, and the MINISTER OF EDUCATION to young awardees, with the ceremony traditionally taking place at the ASSEMBLY HALL OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.