17 Pop Art Inspired Window Displays Designed by FIDM Visual Communication Students
Feb03

17 Pop Art Inspired Window Displays Designed by FIDM Visual Communication Students

Have you ever walked by a window display that physically stopped you in your tracks? Wether it’s the holiday season at Macy’s or the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, a well designed window display can create emotional impact for the viewer and hopefully influence their actions or decisions in some way. So who are the master minds behind creating such visually inspiring environments? Visual Communication...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 9 New Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads
Dec30

Graphic Design Inspiration: 9 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 talent, or you’re curious about what...

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Industry Insiders: Designers at Activision and Billabong Discuss UX and UI Design
Nov04

Industry Insiders: Designers at Activision and Billabong Discuss UX and UI Design

Due to the huge influx of companies focused on creating interfaces for multiple screen sizes in addition to providing interactive digital experiences for their consumers, the demand for designers with expertise in user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) is more prevalent than ever in today’s design industry. What exactly do UI and UX designers do? What kind of path does it take to become a professional in this industry?...

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How To: Create a Realistic Andy Warhol Style Screen Print Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Oct27

How To: Create a Realistic Andy Warhol Style Screen Print Effect in Adobe Photoshop

One of our most popular posts of all time is “How To: Create a Pop Art Inspired Vector Self Portrait”, which guides you along the process of creating a vector self portrait from start to finish. Since that tutorial was originally inspired by Any Warhol we thought to ourselves, “How can we make an image that actually looks like a realistic screen printed piece that Warhol might of done?” The answer resulted in...

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What’s New in Fonts: 6 Fresh New Fonts to Download from October 2015
Oct21

What’s New in Fonts: 6 Fresh New Fonts to Download from October 2015

Whether you are an aspiring motion graphic artist, editor, graphic designer, or web designer, keeping an eye out for new fonts is essential to keeping your design aesthetic fresh. Who knows, you might discover a new font that is a perfect fit for an upcoming project. Every month we explore the web and share with you a few favorite fonts we discovered along the way. Ed’s Market “It’s like hiring your own professional sign...

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15 Resources for UI & UX Designers
Sep29

15 Resources for UI & UX Designers

With the continued increase of new technologies and emerging marketplaces, the job title of designer is becoming increasingly vague with each passing year. Due to the huge influx of companies focused on creating interfaces for multiple screen sizes in addition to providing interactive digital experiences for their consumers, the demand for designers with expertise in user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) is more prevalent than...

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Design Inspiration: 9 Fresh Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads
Sep23

Design Inspiration: 9 Fresh Graphic 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 talent, or you’re curious about what...

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From FIDM Digital Media Student to Motion Graphic and Visual Effects Artist: a Q&A with Tyler Tometich
Aug26

From FIDM Digital Media Student to Motion Graphic and Visual Effects Artist: a Q&A with Tyler Tometich

From community college student to working on visual effects and motion graphics for feature films in Hollywood, it takes a leap of faith and hard work to completely change your lifestyle, move to a brand new city and pursue your career dreams. Tyler Tometich, a recent graduate of FIDM’s Digital Media program has accomplished exactly this and now works in his dream career field. We recently caught up with Tometich to learn a...

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