There are a lot of people who are seeking schooling for things like art and it can be difficult for them to find a school that offers everything that they need. The Academy of Art University is one art school that goes above and beyond for their students. They truly want to make sure that their students are not only ready to get out into the working world, but that they are also ready to face anything that their lives may throw at them.
Throughout the years the Academy of Art University has really grown. They have gained more students and they have brought on a lot more different courses to help ready their students for anything they could dream of doing in their careers. The students that attend this school say that they are more than ready to get into the working world when they graduate and jump into the next step in their life.
Doe Deere, also known as Xenia Vorotova is a Immigrant from Russia who became a successful American Entrepreneur by creating a cruelty free makeup brand by the name of Lime Crime. Lime crime has a variety of colors, styles and even a hair dye that has every color in the rainbow. You can even mix the colors together to make your own wacky colors! But Xenia didn’t always have so much success and wealth, plus she had a pretty rough upbringing. When Xenia, her mother, and little sister first moved to New York, her mother couldn’t find a job despite being an experienced accountant because her work history papers were taking too long to transfer. In order to make ends meet Xenia’s mother started cleaning people’s houses while Xenia started a animal walking business and would babysit. Despite their efforts and hard work, they still couldn’t pay rent so they had no choice but to check into a homeless shelter. It was pretty rough for them, they had to stay in a skin-tight room with no kitchen. Every Thursday morning the woman stood in line at a local church in order to get free food. They were angry, depressed and uncertain about their futures but they did everything they could to remain hopeful. Xenia always wanted to be a fashion designer, so to pass the time and keep her spirits up she’d draw sketches in her notebooks. One day Xenia and her family met the leader of a company called Sanctuary for Families. The leaders name was was Dorchen Leidholdt, she was a lawyer, s feminist and she saw the potential in Xenia and decided that she’d give them a helping hand. She helped Xenia get into the Fashion Institute of Technology and managed to get her mother an accounting job. Dorchen Leidholdt also helped Xenia’s younger sister get a full ride scholarship at Columbia University, where she was able to get straight A’s. The family eventually transferred to East Harlem and settled into an apartment. Unfortunately East Harlem was a gang territory at the time, so the girls weren’t exactly safe.