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Lifestyle Brand Strategies Projects: FIDM Graphic Design Students Dazzle

FIDM Graphic Design students conducted an in-depth consumer, market, and trend research on two brands to develop creative support and promotions in their Lifestyle Brand Strategies course this Spring 2018 quarter. They identified opportunities and developed an unique brand positioning plan for a partnership between the two companies. This process allowed realistic scenarios, typical of a fast...

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4 Innovative Graphic Design Portfolios

With FIDM Spring Quarter 2018 over, we present to you our Graphic Design Grad portfolios! Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the Graphic Design program. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with inspiring artistry. Alysha Freeze Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. ...

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13 Innovative Graphic Design Portfolios

With FIDM Winter Quarter 2018 over, we present to you our Graphic Design Grad portfolios! Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the Graphic Design program. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with inspiring artistry. Angelina Sosa Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. ...

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FIDM Digital Media Grad & TV Director Manny Loya

Manny Loya is the Creative Director/Head Producer/Director of Production of the Eddie Bravo Invitational, a submission only Jiu Jitsu tournament. Manny got into Television the month after graduating from FIDM with a Digital Media Associate of Arts Degree where he learnt 3D animation, motion graphics, sound design, and editing. It was time for him to put what he learnt to the test, which...

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How MPC recreated Rachael Blade Runner 2049

Bringing someone back from the past is not an easy task as, unfortunately, people age in the real world. Rachael returns in Blade Runner 2049 looking as she did in the original movie in 1982, over 30 years ago. Obviously the actress does not look the same as she did, otherwise we would all want her skin care routine immediately! Rachael is the latest high-profile ‘digital double’,...

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FIDM’s 1st BA in Graphic Design Group Dazzles: 9 Innovative Portfolios

With FIDM Fall Quarter 2017 over, we present to you our Graphic Design graduate portfolios! This group is extra special because they are the first ones to graduate from the Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design program. Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within their time at FIDM. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with inspiring...

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A Gallery Brought to Life

Imagine standing in an art gallery and watching the pieces of artwork come to life like something out of Harry Potter. Visual artist and filmmaker Filip Sterckx worked with artist Antoon Verbeeck to create an experimental project with dynamic projection mapping by Skullmapping, a boutique animation studio based in Belgium. To see the gallery come to life, click here: Gallery...

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What Does an Animation Editor Actually Do?

Animated movies often trigger childhood memories and inspire us to mold our creativity into what it is today. The role of an animation editor is exciting, but here’s a question: What does an animation editor actually do? Can you even edit an animated movie? Yes, yes you can! An animation editor plays a key role in shaping the films we hold so dear to our hearts. In animated films, the...

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Van Gogh Brought to Life

This is like no museum exhibit you have seen before. In this unique, stimulating experience, visitors will engage with the art of Vincent Van Gogh in a whole new way. This exhibition combines all the senses with a vibrant show of light, color, and sound. Through the exhibition, visitors explore the work and life of this Van Gogh between the years of 1880 to 1890. Make your own thoughts on his...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 7 Game-Changing Portfolios From FIDM Grads

With FIDM Summer Quarter 2017 over, we present to you our Graphic Design Grad portfolios! Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the Graphic Design program. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with inspiring artistry. Ben Stivers Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. ...

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Fabricated Reality: The Truth Behind Photo Modification

Everyone is aware that any photographs used for advertising have be retouched a little bit. Celebrities have shown the before and afters of their own campaigns so it is not foreign concept to us. But what we do not realize is the extent of modification, retouching, and compositing that is used in some advertising. To show how far from reality these images go, Russian artist Ashot Gevorkyan has...

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A World of Pure Imagination: See Inside Michal Karcz’s Mind

Moody and dramatic, artist Michal Karcz creates unique realities that come from “places from (his) dreams, desire, imagination, and fears.” Karcz began his artist journey with a paintbrush in his hand and a blank canvas. As he continued to expand his visual imagination, it came to a point that was hard to create with just paint and a brush. Eventually, he brought his vision to life...

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Ten Years in the Making: iPhone X is Changing the Game

Ten years ago the world of technology changed when the innovative Steve Jobs announced the birth of a revolutionary mobile phone, the iPhone. Apple brought together three products, an internet device, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a mobile phone in just one product making it the first of its kind. Since 2007, Apple has brought the world a variety of iPhones from the original, all...

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Game of Thrones in a Tim Burton World? One Artist Re-imagined the TV Phenomenon

Tim Burton is known for his iconic style which has inspired many artists around the world. Recently, Burton has not been making as many creations as he one did, but this is not stopping him from continuing to inspire artists, one being illustrator Xenia Rassolova. Growing up, Xenia, an animation student from Montreal Canada, had a love for all things Tim Burton. This love has not died, in fact...

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Are Emojis Taking Over The World? See What The Future Holds

When texting a friend, it is rare to use regular characters to talk about what is going on. These days, words are being taken over by our little Emoji caricature friends that make our conversations just that little bit more interesting. But has it come so far that Emojis are taking over our English language? Better yet, are they taking over the world? Artist Able Parris has taken this idea on...

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The Art of Visual Storytelling: Inside the Mind of Kimmy Lee

Currently based in Manila, Philippines, Kimmy Lee is an Artist, Designer, Creative Director, Type Maker & Visual Storyteller. Specializing in Branding / Visual Identity, she helps brands of all sizes tell their story through design — making businesses more valuable by crafting clean, tasteful and well-thought out creations that maintain a healthy balance of functionality and visual...

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