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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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Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style Design Competition

(via eyeinform) “I AM NO LONGER CONCERNED WITH SENSATION AND INNOVATION, BUT WITH THE PERFECTION OF MY STYLE.”  –YVES SAINT LAURENT In conjunction with the Seattle Art Museum, the Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style exhibition opens on Oct. 11, 2016 and runs through Jan. 8, 2017. This is where you come in, FIDM Students and Grads. In honor of Laurent and the new...

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17 Essential Skills Learned in FIDM’s Graphic Design Program

FIDM’s Graphic Design Program provides a hands-on approach for students to activate their creativity through typography and visual arts. Students’ imaginations are put to the test in the two- to four-year program by being inspired to think in an innovative manner. FIDM Graphic Design Professors teach students abstract concepts which can be translated into visual masterpieces....

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10 Famous Logos Re-Envisioned by FIDM Students

Recognize these logos? They may look a tad bit different from what is seen in the real world. FIDM Graphic Design Students were assigned a project to redesign well-known companies’ logos and transform them into their own interpretation. In their designs, they were given a choice on which logo to use and free range to activate their imagination. They also had to place the logos on...

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[Interview] Zara Visual Manager & Designer Extraordinaire: Le Vasia Tamayo

FIDM Merchandise Product Development  Graduate Le Vasia Tamayo just moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco for a position with Zara as the Northwest Visual Commercial Manager. She was also recently featured in Zara’s #iamdenim project, featuring designs from real employees from the iconic retailer’s stores. Coincidentally, when researching Tamayo’s collaboration with Zara, I...

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Creative Pro Interview: Five Key Pieces of Advice from Animation Filmmaker Uri Lotan

Tel Aviv-based animation director Uri Lotan feels that the world of animation is the best way to tell stories. Over the past few years he’s has had the opportunity to work on incredible projects with iconic studios including  Disney Animation, Sony Imageworks, Pixar, Buck, Jibjab, Digital Domain. The project below is a music video collaboration done with Jane Bordeaux for their...

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FIDM Students Interpret Love in 10 Inspiring Design Installations

What is love? It’s question that been around for a long time and interpreted in many ways. FIDM Visual Communication Students recently demonstrated their interpretations of love in the form of visual window installations. The FIDM Visual Communications program is known for its large variety of career path options. One course offered at FIDM is Design Installation though which students...

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Inspirational Documentary Directed by FIDM Grad: The Will to Fly

FIDM Digital Media Grad, Katie Bender is the director and producer of an inspiring documentary about Lydia Lassila, an Australian Olympic gold medal winning aerial skier.  Before Katie made this film, she actually trained underneath Lydia Lassila as a young gymnast, and then again with the Australian aerial ski team. Needless to say, Katie definitely got a first-hand look into Lydia’s...

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FIDM Student Feature: Celebrity Footwear Designer Devlin Braswell

FIDM Merchandise Product Development Student Devlin Braswell, is a successful custom sneaker designer with a celebrity following. Devlin designed Cam Newton’s shoes for the Superbowl! To say the least, he is definitely on his way to becoming a household name. Recently, FIDM collaborated with Devlin for an Instagram takeover. He shared significant insight into his creative process, his...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 12 New Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

With the close of another great quarter here 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 and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual thinking. Whether you’re looking for design inspiration, new creative...

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Mind-Blowing Art By Rob Gonsalves: Can You Believe Your Eyes?

Inspired by Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, artist Rob Gonsalves creates mind-blowing masterpieces that have on-lookers questioning their perception of what is real. From an early age, Rob has always been intrigued by the architectural complexity of altered perceptions in art. His artwork is uniquely displayed in a way that can be looked at in many viewpoints. The artwork also pulls at the...

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