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7 Imaginative & Inspiring Fictional Branding Projects by Recent FIDM Graphic Design Grads

We love perusing new graphic design portfolios produced by recent Graphic Design grads at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to scope out new graphic design trends and to get inspired by the work of young, up-and-coming talent. One category of work that recently stood out to us was the imaginative and functional branding applications used in various fictional branding...

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“Pitch Perfect 2” Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim

The pitch is back! For those of you who are fans, “Pitch Perfect 2” will be officially released in theatres on May 15, 2015. I am personally a huge fan of “Pitch Perfect” and I am so excited for this movie to come out. So, for today’s post, I will be reviewing the “Pitch Perfect 2” trailer! First of all, one of the reasons why I love this trailer is because it starts off with a...

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Logo Design Inspiration 2015: 33 Examples of Logos Redesigned by FIDM Graphic Design Students

Today we are showcasing some of our favorite logo redesign concepts from recent FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising graduates to help give designers out there some fresh logo design inspiration. If you are interested in the latest logo design trends click here to read Logo Lounge’s recent logo design trend report which extracted 15 trends from over 200,000...

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How To: Create a Long Shadow Using Blend in Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud

In 2013, one of most predominant graphic designs trends that emerged was the use of large, long shadows specifically in conjunction with flat vector graphics. Fast forward to 2015 and this trend is still alive and well. A recent example of this trend that immediately comes to mind is a motion graphics project for Public Citizen created recently by FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design &...

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What’s New in Fonts: 7 Fonts Released in January 2015

Although it’s only a few weeks into 2015, I have already discovered seven great new fonts released in January 2015 that you can start using in your designs. One of my favorites on this list is called YWFT Pipe, a cylindrical monster that has FIVE, count ‘em, FIVE tubular styles for users to layer: solid, shadow, outline, half-solid and texture (dots). Although I can’t think of...

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Graphic Design Trends 2015: Logo Lounge Cites These 15 Logo Design Trends from 212,000 Marks

We look forward Logo Lounge’s annual Logo Design Trend Report every year– a great go-to source for identifying key logo design trends based on the previous year’s work. The site currently has more than 212,00 logos submitted from designers all over the world. For its 2014 Logo Design report, they examined 24,500 marks to extract 15 clear graphic design trends. In addition to the...

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Five Inspiring, Addictive, and Bookmark-Worthy Web Design Blogs to Follow in 2015

Feeling inspired and staying informed are critical elements of producing quality web design work. Thanks to free resources on the web there are thousands of websites, tools, and images at our fingertips to help us learn and grow as designers. Utilizing these great resources is something that is encouraged for all web designers, but sifting through this vast array of information can be a job of...

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History of Design: The Life, Work, and Style of Fashion Mogul Karl Lagerfeld as Reported by FIDM Student Hyeyeon ‘Hailey’ Kim

Editor’s Note: Every quarter at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, students of various majors are challenged to focus on a famous design or designer to assess its historical impact on culture and the design community in a class called History of Design. In the report below, FIDM Graphic Design Student Hyeyeon ‘Hailey’ Kim reports on life and career of...

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“Pitch Perfect 2” Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim

The pitch is back! For those of you who are fans, “Pitch Perfect 2” will be officially released in theatres on May 15, 2015. I am personally a huge fan of “Pitch Perfect” and I am so excited for this movie to come out. So, for today’s post, I will be reviewing the “Pitch Perfect 2” trailer! First of all, one of the reasons why I love this trailer is because it starts off with a...

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How To: Create a Long Shadow Using Blend in Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud

In 2013, one of most predominant graphic designs trends that emerged was the use of large, long shadows specifically in conjunction with flat vector graphics. Fast forward to 2015 and this trend is still alive and well. A recent example of this trend that immediately comes to mind is a motion graphics project for Public Citizen created recently by FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design &...

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Five Inspiring, Addictive, and Bookmark-Worthy Web Design Blogs to Follow in 2015

Feeling inspired and staying informed are critical elements of producing quality web design work. Thanks to free resources on the web there are thousands of websites, tools, and images at our fingertips to help us learn and grow as designers. Utilizing these great resources is something that is encouraged for all web designers, but sifting through this vast array of information can be a job of...

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12 Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads To Keep An Eye On In 2015

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start 2015 design inspiration off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as...

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5 Simple Steps to Designing Your First Movie Poster

Even in today’s increasingly digital world, traditional print and video marketing still lie at the center of any major advertising campaign. No one knows or understands this concept better than graphic design students at a leading design college like FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is located in the heart of the entertainment industry. Although it’s impossible to...

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FIDM Digital Media Grad Promoted to President of Television & Gaming at Leading Global Entertainment Marketing Agency CREATE

FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Jonathan Gitlin has been promoted to the President of Television and Gaming at Create Advertising Group, an award-winning entertainment marketing agency recognized for its work developing film trailers, television spots and other audio visual material used in entertainment marketing. The company has worked with almost every major studio on high-profile campaigns for...

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7 Imaginative & Inspiring Fictional Branding Projects by Recent FIDM Graphic Design Grads

We love perusing new graphic design portfolios produced by recent Graphic Design grads at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to scope out new graphic design trends and to get inspired by the work of young, up-and-coming talent. One category of work that recently stood out to us was the imaginative and functional branding applications used in various fictional branding...

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Logo Design Inspiration 2015: 33 Examples of Logos Redesigned by FIDM Graphic Design Students

Today we are showcasing some of our favorite logo redesign concepts from recent FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising graduates to help give designers out there some fresh logo design inspiration. If you are interested in the latest logo design trends click here to read Logo Lounge’s recent logo design trend report which extracted 15 trends from over 200,000...

Read More

How To: Create a Long Shadow Using Blend in Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud

In 2013, one of most predominant graphic designs trends that emerged was the use of large, long shadows specifically in conjunction with flat vector graphics. Fast forward to 2015 and this trend is still alive and well. A recent example of this trend that immediately comes to mind is a motion graphics project for Public Citizen created recently by FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design &...

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