More than 350 alumni and friends gathered at the University Center Ballroom on Saturday, February 22 to honor the 100 fastest-growing alumni-owned businesses of 2019. Among them were three owned by alumni of the FSU College of Fine Arts!
Congratulations to Jessica, Brett, and Sara! Read more about their companies below and nominate alumni-owned businesses here.
Boudreaux Design Studio is a full service interior design firm known for multi-functional yet minimal kitchens, bathrooms, and custom-built furniture. What began as a desire for creative freedom in 2007 has developed into an impressive portfolio including residential interiors in Miami, New York City, and beyond.
Jessica graduated with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from FSU and a second Bachelors degree in Interior Design from AiFL. She garnered experience working for architects, residential designers, and hospitality designers.
The latter of which led to designing hotels in Miami’s South Beach art deco district. Since starting her own studio a decade ago, she has become known for a refined style with clean lines that is influenced by art, nature, the vibrancy absorbed in her travels, as well as her clients’ lifestyles.
Her creativity, attention to detail, and her strong work ethic have earned her clients’ praise and trust. She was a featured designer at the Home Design and Remodeling Show and her work has been published in several design publications and blogs.
Player graduated from Florida State in the early 1990s with a degree in Studio Art. He loves giving back to the university by being on the FSU College of Fine Arts Dean’s Advisory Board, helping with marketing initiatives, and participating in board activities.
Player has 25 years of experience in brand communications. His agency, PLAY, has helped create and launch consumer brands like Spanx, re-imagined looks for Zoo Atlanta, enhanced perception in higher education institutions like Clemson University and University of Miami, and launched national ad campaigns for BMG music. Player also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Miami Ad School @ Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA.
Sara Dimmick, founder and co-partner of Physical Equilibrium has been a personal trainer since moving to NYC in 2000. She has coached triathlon and running clients since 2006, many of whom have qualified for national and world competitions. Using her knowledge of injury prevention and post rehabilitation fitness, Sara designs effective and safe gym programs for her clients to excel and stay injury-free. She also teaches group classes in strength training for endurance athletes, family workouts with kids, and other total body strengthening classes for adults.
Sara is a recognized thought leader on health and fitness and has contributed to numerous media stories, both nationally and regionally. She is an avid triathlon competitor, having completed everything from sprint to half-ironman distances throughout the country as well as running and marathon races. Her most exciting race was competing in the world-renowned Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon several times.
Becoming a mom was the driving force behind the creation of Physical Equilibrium’s FamFit series, fitness classes for kids and families.
For a complete list, visit seminole100.fsu.edu.