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Parallel Worlds

Moody and dramatic, artist Michal Karcz creates unique realities that come from “places from (his) dreams, desire, imagination, and fears.” Karcz began his artist journey with a paintbrush in his hand and a blank canvas. As he continued to expand his visual imagination, it came to a point that was hard to create with just paint and a brush. Eventually, he brought his vision to life...

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Ten Years in the Making

Ten years ago the world of technology changed when the innovative Steve Jobs announced the birth of a revolutionary mobile phone, the iPhone. Apple brought together three products, an internet device, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a mobile phone in just one product making it the first of its kind. Since 2007, Apple has brought the world a variety of iPhones from the original, all...

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Game of Thrones in a Tim Burton World? One Artist Re-imagined the TV Phenomenon

Tim Burton is known for his iconic style which has inspired many artists around the world. Recently, Burton has not been making as many creations as he one did, but this is not stopping him from continuing to inspire artists, one being illustrator Xenia Rassolova. Growing up, Xenia, an animation student from Montreal Canada, had a love for all things Tim Burton. This love has not died, in fact...

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Are Emojis Taking Over The World? See What The Future Holds

When texting a friend, it is rare to use regular characters to talk about what is going on. These days, words are being taken over by our little Emoji caricature friends that make our conversations just that little bit more interesting. But has it come so far that Emojis are taking over our English language? Better yet, are they taking over the world? Artist Able Parris has taken this idea on...

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The Art of Visual Storytelling: Inside the Mind of Kimmy Lee

Currently based in Manila, Philippines, Kimmy Lee is an Artist, Designer, Creative Director, Type Maker & Visual Storyteller. Specializing in Branding / Visual Identity, she helps brands of all sizes tell their story through design — making businesses more valuable by crafting clean, tasteful and well-thought out creations that maintain a healthy balance of functionality and visual...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 10 Innovative Portfolios From FIDM Grads

With FIDM Spring Quarter 2017 over, we present to you our Graphic Design Grad portfolios! Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the Graphic Design program. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with eye-catching art. Bobby Silverman Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. ...

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Glamour Magazine and Girlgaze Join Forces on #NewView Film Competition

Five Winners Will Receive Prize Money and the Chance to Create Films for Major Brands Just 11 percent of directors for the 500 top-grossing domestic films are women. And when it comes to short films, that number is only slightly higher: 32 percent. To help close that gender gap, Glamour has joined forces with Girlgaze to launch the #NewView film competition (as part of Glamour‘s larger...

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7 FIDM Student-Designed Websites Worth Scrolling Through

When it comes to website design, FIDM Students have it covered! In our Graphic Design Program, students are not only taught the fundamental skills of design and photography, but also how to apply them in the digital world. Instructor Hakon Engvig recently had his Website Design and Advanced Website Design class create sites that had HTML components in them for their final. Within the rubric, the...

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Write On: 5 Key Insights from TV Expert Ed Bernero

(via CBS) Recently, major TV writer, director and producer Ed Bernero sat down with FIDM Digital Media students to discuss his exciting and diverse career. Scroll down to see a full recap of it all. (via CBS) (via NBC) (via...

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Music and Art: Designing With Drawing North’s Drew Southwell

Drew Southwell truly is a Renaissance man. He currently plays for an Australia-based alternative pop band called Drawing North, who have been endorsed by Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and played at Vans Warped Tour Australia. On top of contributing vocals, piano, drums, synths and guitar to the band (no way!), Southwell is a graphic designer responsible for Drawing North’s visual...

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3 FIDM Visual Communications Portfolios Meant to Stun

When it comes to designing the perfect window displays or putting together the perfect outfit, Visual Communications experts are your best bet. As Winter Quarter 2017 comes to a close, we present to you our Visual Communications Grad portfolios! Each grad’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the FIDM Visual Communications Program, including sketching,...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 15 Fresh Portfolios From FIDM Grads

  With FIDM Winter Quarter 2017 ending, we present to you our Graphic Design Grad portfolios! Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the Graphic Design program. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with eye-catching art. Anne Chang Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. ...

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Seeing is Believing: Inside Visual Effects with Caleb Owens

(via ‎Scott Free Productions‎) Recently, Visual Effects Veteran Caleb Owens came to speak with FIDM Digital Media students about his previous experience, opinion on the current industry and what students should do now to achieve success in the Digital Media world. Scroll down for our full recap of it all. (via Marvel) (via Warner Brothers) (via Sony Pictures, MGM, Plan B Entertainment,...

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The Dynamic 2017 Oscar-Nominated Films For Cinematography

Cinematography is defined as “the art of making motion pictures.”  The 2017 Oscar nominated films “Arrival,” “La La Land,””Lion,””Moonlight” and “Silence” are all unique in the fact that they bring a wave of emotion, diversity, authenticity and masterful detail. There is no doubt that these films are pure works of art. Here is...

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FIDM Costume Design Students Take On LACOSTE At 2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards

For the fifth year in a row, LACOSTE has partnered with FIDM’s Film & TV Costume Design Students to create a dynamic collaboration. Last year, FIDM Students re-created Quentin Tarantino character looks with a LACOSTE polo as the base. This year, students designed fairytale costumes that incorporated the iconic polo shirt. These jaw-dropping designs debuted at the 2017 Costume...

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Power Up With Graphic Design Tutorials On Skillshare By Ubisoft’s Jonathan Lam

Jonathan Lam works as a concept and marketing artist at Ubisoft, a video game publisher responsible for “Assassin’s Creed” and “Just Dance 2017.” In his position, Lam helps create digital marketing art to promote their newest mobile games. If you’re looking for a way to expand your creative digital design skills, look no further! In addition to working for...

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