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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...

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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...

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Keeping up with Emmy Award-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...

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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...

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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...

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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,”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Papering the Town: An Interview with Rich McCor of Paperboyo

In a world filled with so many carbon copies, it is refreshing to see an artist bring something fresh to the scene. Rich McCor of @paperboyo Instagram fame burst onto the scene one year ago with his uniquely curated profile. This account is filled with paper cut-outs placed in strategic locations around the world. The FIDM Digital Arts team was fortunate enough to interview McCor in order to...

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A Parisian Experience: Interview with Designer Lucile Lesueur

FIDM Graphic Design Graduate, Lucile Lesueur is a freelance illustrator, print designer, and fashion designer out of Paris, France. This quirky artist has worked in the fashion industry for the past six years, and collaborates with huge names like Disney, Levi’s, and DKNY.  Whether she is creating children’s clothing or sketching up a fabulous re-creation of a designer look,...

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FIDM Instructor Graham Moore Featured in “This is Collage” Show

  (Image via Haphazard.co) FIDM Visual Communications Instructor Graham Moore will have his art featured in a show at Haphazard titled “This is Collage.” The show spotlights a collection of new collages made by emerging artists within the 21st century. The motive behind the exhibit is to reverse the relationship with the culture of images from information to poetics. Moore...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 14 Packages by FIDM Grads Worth the Purchase

Packaging design is essential for businesses in capturing the attention of a buyer. When an individual peruses the aisles in a market, they often grab products that have an appealing package with bright colors and beautiful graphics. In order to stop customers in their tracks, FIDM Graphic Design Students put their creativity to the test by designing package displays for products. Check out 10 of...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 15 New Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

With the close of another great quarter at FIDM, we have many inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent graduates to share with you. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries, emphasizing fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual thinking. Whether you’re looking for design inspiration, new creative talent...

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