Recent Posts From All Categories

Graphic Design Inspiration: 5 New Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

Summer quarter has officially ended and we have a treat for you – FIDM Graphic Design Grad portfolios. Featured within their portfolios is a variety of essential skills taught within FIDM’s Graphic Design program including branding, licensing, publication design and much more. With the variety of skills learned in their classes, FIDM Graphic Design Students are ready to take their...

Read More

Color it Chic: Download Free Coloring Book Fashion Illustrations by FIDM’s Nancy Riegelman

This fall, FIDM’s seasonal color trend sticker (above) showcases a new design featuring the work of published author and FIDM Instructor Nancy Riegelman, with color by FIDM Graphic Design Alumna Chloe White. Riegelman is not only a longtime instructor, but also the renowned fashion illustrator and author behind the 9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion series, as well as a collection of Color...

Read More

Ultimate Trendsetters: 8 Influencers Who Stole the NYFW Streets

With New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in our midst, a plethora of incredible collections are hitting the runway. However, it always seems as if the true standouts are the bloggers and celebrities taking on NYC with their best street style looks. Below we have curated our eight favorite influencers setting trends at NYFW–some of which are FIDM Graduates. 1. Chriselle Lim Who says you...

Read More

It’s a Bad Girl’s World: An Interview with Illustrator and Author Ann Shen

  Illustrator, Letterer and Graphic Designer Ann Shen‘s empowering new book “Bad Girls Throughout History“ is making its debut this weekend. As a graduate of University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Art Center College of Design, this Los Angeles based creative has worked with the likes of Anthropologie, Huffington Post, The New York Times,...

Read More

A Whole New World: A Look Inside Virtual Reality with Jake Black

Recently, FIDM Digital Media students were visited by Jake Black, the Head of Virtual Reality at award-winning entertainment marketing agency, Create Advertising. Virtual reality is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment through which viewers are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds rather than viewing through a screen in front of them.  The technological...

Read More

The Hilarious and Talented Lex Lee: Furniture Designer Extraordinaire

Recently, FIDM collaborated with FIDM Interior Design Grad and Furniture Designer, Lex Lee. Lee took over the “FIDMCollege” Snapchat and @FIDM Instagram, giving followers insight into her life as the owner and designer for Lex Lee Studio. With a lot of humor and stunning imagery, she created incredible content. Check out the full-recap below. Instagram Takeover:  Meet Lex...

Read More

Handlettering and Calligraphy Inspiration: Ida Sofia & Evil Queen

FIDM Grad Ida Sofia has her own calligraphy business, a published poetry book and her own candle company called Evil Queen. Needless to say, she does it all! The labels and logo for her candle company, Evil Queen, are all hand lettered and designed by her, with a personal touch of being hand poured in her Los Angeles home. (Images via Evil Queen) Ida’s Etsy-based calligraphy business...

Read More

Keeping up with Emmy-nominated “Masters of Sex” Set Decorator Halina Siwolop

Imagine being transported back to the 1950s, where life was much simpler and social media didn’t exist. Only, this is present-day 2016, you can login to Facebook with the tap of a button and you’re on the set of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” which was created to emulate the time period of when famous psychologists Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson were...

Read More

10 FIDM Grad-Owned Brands to Follow on Instagram

Instagram can launch a business and having a strong social media presence in today’s retail market is vital. With that said, many FIDM Alumni have started amazing brands and use their social feeds to truly convey their aesthetic to connect with their consumers. We have handpicked our 10 favorite Instagram feeds from graduate brands that have visually appealing content, which drive...

Read More

A Look Inside the World of Graphic Designer Malika Favre

Malika Favre is a French graphic designer and artist based out of London. Her minimalist approach fuses two-dimensional design and illustration, which results in compelling digital imagery with a punch. Favre’s works have landed her clients such as Sephora, The New Yorker and Vogue Magazine. Favre’s journey is so inspiring, and one that many FIDM Students can relate to. When first leaving...

Read More

Can You Guess Which 9 TV Shows These Costumes are From?

On Aug. 2, 2016, the “10th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design” exhibition opened at the FIDM Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition represents this past year in television, and features more than 100 costumes from 23 television shows with eight of those being Emmy-nominated. At the exhibition, you will see costumes from “Game of Thrones,”...

Read More

It’s Hot-As-Hell: Let’s Dive into Miami Swim Week

WOW. It’s Hot-As-Hell. This sustainable swimwear, lingerie and beach lifestyle apparel brand, also known as HAH, is headed by Kelsey Farrar, Jilli Joffe and Rebecca Bunker. These talented ladies all graduated from the FIDM Merchandise Product Development program and take on important roles within the HAH family. Kelsey does HAH’s creative content and marketing, Jilli heads up public...

Read More

The Nocturnal Artist: Interview With Graphic Designer Petros Afshar

Based in the heart of London, England, Petros Afshar has a niche for designing appealing images crafted artfully to the human eye. Afshar’s designs have a stained glass approach with a cartoon feel. He has a diverse set of skills specializing in typography, graphic design, illustration, branding and much more. With a large presence on Behance and a wide clientele ranging from Nike to...

Read More

Good Style, Good Attitude: A Look Inside of BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Headquarters

Recently, our FIDM Social Media team had the chance to visit BCBGMAXAZRIA’s headquarters for a full tour. BCBG’S West Coast College Relations Manager, Stephanie Gressley, was kind enough to show us around this incredibly positive, unique and legendary location. First, Stephanie took us through the exhibit BCBG has on site at their Vernon, Calif. location. This fabulous exhibit showcases...

Read More

7 Animation Films To Make The Perfect Movie Night

Animation gives individuals full creativity to let their imaginations fly on screen. With a team full of animators, a vision can be turned to life through cutting edge graphics way beyond our control. Many of these animation films have won awards for their stunning graphics and sentimental plot, making the perfect movie night to enjoy! Check out my pick of the top seven animation films that are...

Read More

Graphic Design Inspiration: 14 Graphic Designers Who Shine Creative Brilliance

When it comes to keeping up with the latest graphic design trends, these graphic designers sure know how to mix it up creatively. With graphic design being an ever changing field, new artistic pieces pop up on the scene thanks to these imaginative designers. From Alexandra Bruel to Jessica Hische, check out these 10 designers who are known for their innovative style. 1. Petros Afshar (Image via...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest