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College of Fine Arts alumni honored by Seminole 100

Published December 5, 2023

Seminole 100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing FSU alumni-owned or alumni-led businesses at a celebration on FSU’s campus each year, during which each company learns their numerical ranking and receives their award. COLIN HACKLEY PHOTO

Three businesses founded by Florida State University College of Fine Arts alumni have been honored as part of the 2024 Seminole 100, which recognizes the 100 fastest-growing FSU alumni-owned or alumni-led businesses with a special celebration on campus. The annual awards ceremony honors FSU’s entrepreneurs and allows them to share valuable business insights with each other.

The College is excited to celebrate its alumni who were honored this year:

Sara Dimmick, Physical Equilibrium

Sara Dimmick (BFA Dance 2000) is the founder of Physical Equilibrium, a New York City-based fitness center offering personal training, Pilates, run coaching, nutrition and more. Dimmick, an avid triathlon competitor herself, is a nationally recognized leader in the fitness community and is dedicated to designing safe and effective programs for her clients.

Brandi Markiewicz, CI Group Orlando

Brandi Markiewicz (BS 2002) is Managing Partner of Corporate Interiors of Orlando, LLC. The firm specializes in business interiors, with a mission of “creating environments that cultivate success, inspire work, invite play and encourage all to stay.”

“As a proud alumni of Florida State University and a graduate of the Department of Interior Architecture and Design, it is so exciting to represent our design profession amongst a stage of so many successful alums,” said Markiewicz in an Instagram post celebrating the announcement. My notorious team has worked so hard these past five years creating an inclusive group of creative individuals that work hard and play harder. I’m so very proud of all the success we have accomplished together.”

Brett Player, Play, LLC

Brett Player (BS 1993) is the founder of Atlanta-based communications agency, Play, LLC. The firm, recently recognized with an Award of Excellence at the Annual Communicator Awards, serves a wide variety of clients nationwide, including household names like Coca-Cola, the Home Depot and Spanx. Play is dedicated to creating breakthrough content that makes a difference for their clients.

All three honorees also serve the College as members of advisory boards, Markiewicz on the Interior Architecture & Design Advisory Council and Player and Dimmick on the Dean’s Advisory Council. Learn more about how you can get involved at