It’s a Bad Girl’s World: An Interview with Illustrator and Author Ann Shen
Sep09

It’s a Bad Girl’s World: An Interview with Illustrator and Author Ann Shen

  Illustrator, Letterer and Graphic Designer Ann Shen‘s empowering new book “Bad Girls Throughout History“ is making its debut this weekend. As a graduate of University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the Art Center College of Design, this Los Angeles based creative has worked with the likes of Anthropologie, Huffington Post, The New York Times, Papyrus and Mattel. The FIDM Digital Arts team was fortunate...

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Keeping Up With Emmy-Nominated “Masters Of Sex” Set Decorator Halina Siwolop
Aug19

Keeping Up With Emmy-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 researching human sexuality. This is all thanks...

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The Nocturnal Artist: Interview With Graphic Designer Petros Afshar
Aug03

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 Disney, Afshar has proven himself to be a...

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Papering the Town: An Interview with Rich McCor of Paperboyo
Jul15

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 learn more about his ideas, inspirations,...

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A Parisian Experience: Interview with Designer Lucile Lesueur
Jul11

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, Lesueur is always challenging herself...

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[Interview] Zara Visual Manager & Designer Extraordinaire:  Le Vasia Tamayo
May27

[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 found out that I own the piece she...

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[Interview] Inside Define Magazine: What’s in a Word?
Mar15

[Interview] Inside Define Magazine: What’s in a Word?

Define Magazine: Simple. Innovative. Uninhibited. As a co-creator and founding graphic designer for Kinfolk Magazine, Amanda Jane Jones has definitely proven her keen eye and unique abilities in the creative world. After her time at Kinfolk Amanda and her husband, Cree, decided to dive into a whole new ballgame. Her artistic new venture, Define Magazine, is an innovative print-only publication that releases quarterly issues centered...

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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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