Companies Encourage Doodling for Creativity & Communication, says The Wall Street Journal
Apr30

Companies Encourage Doodling for Creativity & Communication, says The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal published an article last week about companies like Zappos and Facebook that are encouraging their employees to doodle or sketch out their creative ideas. Suggesting that it’s time to “put down that smartphone; pick up the crayon,” the article is entitled “Doodling for Dollars: Firms Try to Get Gadget-Obsessed Workers to Look Up—and Sketch Ideas.” With all of the digital tools available to graphic design and...

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FIDM Launches an AIGA Student Group on the LA Campus, Dubbed “The Red Dot”
Apr26

FIDM Launches an AIGA Student Group on the LA Campus, Dubbed “The Red Dot”

Students earning their Graphic Design degree or Digital Media degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are invited to join the official FIDM AIGA Student Group, which launched on the L.A. campus this month. Dubbing themselves “The Red Dot,” the FIDM AIGA Student Group is under the advisement of FIDM Graphic Design Instructors, Alex Gardos and Joe Bautista. “The AIGA enables designers to benefit from the...

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Featured Photography & Digital Publishing Contests from Crossroads Trading Co. & Mag+
Apr25

Featured Photography & Digital Publishing Contests from Crossroads Trading Co. & Mag+

Check out the details for two exciting design contests, open to students and pros, from Crossroads Trading Co. and Mag+. Crossroads Trading Co., a leading new-and-recycled fashion retailer, is hosting their annual Fashion Photo Contest open to professional and amateur photographers; while Mag+, a leading digital publishing platform used to create digital books and magazines, is hosting a digital publishing contest called...

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“Design Council” Defines Graphic Design & the Role of the Graphic Designer in Video Series

Design Council, an organization based in Britain whose aim is to “promote design and architecture for the public good” published a series of short videos that present concise definitions of graphic design, the role of a graphic designer and the graphic design process. In these videos, Design Council addresses topics such as: – The wide range of mediums that graphic designers have the opportunity to work with, from logos,...

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FIDM Alumni Focus: Graphic Design/Branding Grad, Kathy Calderon, is Lead Graphic & Web Designer at Beverly Hills Salon
Apr24

FIDM Alumni Focus: Graphic Design/Branding Grad, Kathy Calderon, is Lead Graphic & Web Designer at Beverly Hills Salon

Since earning her Graphic Design degree from FIDM /Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2011, Kathy Calderon has been working as a Lead Graphic and Web Designer at Cristophe Salon in Beverly Hills, where she works on everything from packaging to Web design, photography and video editing. As a Lead Graphic and Web Designer, Calderon works on creative projects on a daily basis. She created a sleek new logo to represent the...

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Typography Tuesday: History of Western Typefaces Infographic
Apr24

Typography Tuesday: History of Western Typefaces Infographic

If you’re a self-proclaimed typography aficionado, chances are you know the history behind a few classic fonts like Helvetica and Comic Sans. If you are earning (or have earned) a Graphic Design degree like the students at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, you’ve probably also been exposed to a detailed history of graphic design and typography, learning about the influences of people like Johannes...

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Featured Digital Media Contest: The “VIEW SOCIAL CONTEST” for CG Students & Pros
Apr23

Featured Digital Media Contest: The “VIEW SOCIAL CONTEST” for CG Students & Pros

View Conference– Italy’s leading digital media conference, is calling for design and digital media projects focused on current social themes for the VIEW Social Contest. The contest is hosted by the digital media professionals behind this year’s 13th International Computer Graphics VIEW Conference, being held from October 16 through October 19. Hosted in Turin, Italy, the VIEW Conference attracts “filmmakers and computer graphics...

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YouTube Reps Visit FIDM! Check out a Video from the “YouTube Stylist Challenge” Filmed by & Starring Digital Media Students

YouTube hosted an event that included a Stylist Challenge on FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s L.A. Campus this week. FIDM Students were invited to break into teams of three to act as stylist, model, and videographer, to style and film a runway-ready outfit  in 10 minutes. One of the teams, the “Creative Captivators” developed the video below, styled by FIDM Apparel Industry Management Student,...

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