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Featured Event: See FIDM Grad Danny Osterman’s First Solo Art Exhibition at Hollywood Art Gallery, PROJECT

FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Danny Osterman is being featured at his first solo art show on September 27 at PROJECT Gallery in Hollywood. In addition to his full-time job as a graphic designer for snowboard/skater headgear company NEFF, Osterman also actively explores his interest in fine art– a fusion of pop, graffiti, tattoo and digital-inspired work– under his pseudonym,...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Silky Smooth & Visually Stunning Motion Graphics Work by FutureDeluxe

For some creatives the hardest part of the week is getting their creative juices flowing early Monday morning. Removing the mental state of paralysis that follows a relaxing weekend is no easy feat but should be embraced by all for the sake of productivity. One suggestion we have for battling this vice is giving your creative battery a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. For example...

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Catch FIDM Graphic Design Instructor’s Art on a Billboard off the California Interstate 15 Highway

Fine artist and FIDM Graphic Design Instructor Bill Fogg has created a new art installation, the Billboard Gallery, currently on display from September 10 through October 8 on a 10 x 40 foot sign along the Interstate 15 Highway near Barstow, California. Fogg is perhaps known for his illustrative portrait work (see more in a previous blog post here), but the Billboard Gallery features a different...

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5 Portfolio Tips From FIDM’s Director of Graphic Design Steve Reaves

A portfolio is essential for all designers. Gathering your strongest work and displaying it in a cohesive manner is no easy feat. The various techniques and philosophies behind curating a strong portfolio is constantly being debated in the design community as there is no concrete, end-all-right-way to do so. One of the best ways to build a portfolio you are confident with is to listen to opinions...

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FIDM Grad and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Title Designer Justin Hamilton Talks VFX and Design

Located in Culver City, CA, Greenhaus GFX is a boutique motion design and VFX studio catering to the film and television industries that also employs FIDM Digital Media Alumni Kyle Brosius (Art Director), Kyle Thorsen (Lead Designer/New Media), Justin Hamilton (Lead VFX Designer) and Ryan Sommerville (Freelance Motion Graphics Designer). Headed by Founder, President, and Executive Creative...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package

Subscription box service brands are on the rise according to Forbes, offering delivery services for consumers of varied of interests– from foodies, to beauty mavens, to dog lovers. These brands are also (much to our delight) rethinking the basic design of cardboard packaging, incorporating beautiful typography, graphic elements and other motifs that enhance the customer experience and set the...

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The Hershey Company’s New Logo: What’s Your Take?

As a graphic designer, I can’t help but cringe at the onslaught of criticism that The Hershey Company is facing after unveiling a new, minimalist logo this week. One of our favorite design blogs, Brand New, covered the global confectionery powerhouse’s new corporate identity. Designed by Hershey Global Design led by Ron Burrage, Sr. Director Global Head of Design and Cincinnati,...

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Simply Inspiring: An Interview with Amanda Jane Jones, Graphic Designer and Former Art Director for Kinfolk Magazine

  If you’re a person who’s anywhere on the Internet, or has ever even taken a glance at Pinterest, no doubt you’ve seen the work of Amanda Jane Jones. From her covers and spreads at Kinfolk magazine to her understated and elegant logo designs, Jones’ work strikes that hard-to-reach balance of simple beauty and thoughtful design. With an uncluttered simplicity and elegance to her...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Silky Smooth & Visually Stunning Motion Graphics Work by FutureDeluxe

For some creatives the hardest part of the week is getting their creative juices flowing early Monday morning. Removing the mental state of paralysis that follows a relaxing weekend is no easy feat but should be embraced by all for the sake of productivity. One suggestion we have for battling this vice is giving your creative battery a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. For example...

Read More

FIDM Grad and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Title Designer Justin Hamilton Talks VFX and Design

Located in Culver City, CA, Greenhaus GFX is a boutique motion design and VFX studio catering to the film and television industries that also employs FIDM Digital Media Alumni Kyle Brosius (Art Director), Kyle Thorsen (Lead Designer/New Media), Justin Hamilton (Lead VFX Designer) and Ryan Sommerville (Freelance Motion Graphics Designer). Headed by Founder, President, and Executive Creative...

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FIDM Grads Art Direct and Design “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” End Title Sequence

Award-winning motion design and VFX boutique Greenhaus GFX released its latest project, the end title sequence for Jonathan Liebesman’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. The sequence has a beautifully simplistic comic book illustration style that focuses heavily on dark outlines and watercolor-like seamless transitions. The project also features a bit of live action humor to...

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ICON: 50 Stunning New Works by DKNG Studios Inspired by Pop Culture

Every great film has one. A signature which can represent the entire movie in one image that also stands the test of time. Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman of DKNG Studios have harnessed these visual identities into a carefully crafted body of 50 new designs called “ICON”, their first ever solo show held which opened on June 14 in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Pixel Play Spotted in Branding, Packaging, T-Shirts & More

The blurred lines in Junk Food’s Mickey Mouse tee isn’t a mistake but an intentional design decision reflecting the “Pixel Play” graphic trend spotted by leading forecast and analysis company, Stylesight. “As eight-bit graphics and gaming emerge as popular design choices, packaging designers also look to early digital days for inspiration,” states Stylesight...

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10 Questions with Marvel Studios Senior Project Manager, FIDM Graphic Design Grad Sarah Truly Beers

Since graduating from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design program in 2002, Sarah Truly Beers has tackled a fair share of amazing creative projects for the entertainment industry. Currently Beers is a Senior Project Manager at Marvel and during her career she has worked on a variety of creative projects that includes everything from merchandise to...

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Featured Event: See FIDM Grad Danny Osterman’s First Solo Art Exhibition at Hollywood Art Gallery, PROJECT

FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Danny Osterman is being featured at his first solo art show on September 27 at PROJECT Gallery in Hollywood. In addition to his full-time job as a graphic designer for snowboard/skater headgear company NEFF, Osterman also actively explores his interest in fine art– a fusion of pop, graffiti, tattoo and digital-inspired work– under his pseudonym,...

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5 Portfolio Tips From FIDM’s Director of Graphic Design Steve Reaves

A portfolio is essential for all designers. Gathering your strongest work and displaying it in a cohesive manner is no easy feat. The various techniques and philosophies behind curating a strong portfolio is constantly being debated in the design community as there is no concrete, end-all-right-way to do so. One of the best ways to build a portfolio you are confident with is to listen to opinions...

Read More

Graphic Design Trends 2014: 10 Subscription Brands that Will Make You Rethink the Cardboard Package

Subscription box service brands are on the rise according to Forbes, offering delivery services for consumers of varied of interests– from foodies, to beauty mavens, to dog lovers. These brands are also (much to our delight) rethinking the basic design of cardboard packaging, incorporating beautiful typography, graphic elements and other motifs that enhance the customer experience and set the...

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