Advice from DreamWorks Film Director Steve Hickner, Author of “Animating Your Career”
May23

Advice from DreamWorks Film Director Steve Hickner, Author of “Animating Your Career”

Whether you’re seeking a filmmaking career in animation or live-action, the book “Animating Your Career” is a chock full of excellent career advice written by DreamWorks Animation film director Steve Hickner. Hickner’s wide range of experience spans the animation film gamut as director for “The Prince of Egypt” and “Bee Movie,” and storyboard artist on “Over the Hedge,” “Madagascar,” “Shark Tale,” “Shrek...

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Featured Filmmaking Festival: VIEW Conference Seeks Entries for its 2014 Digital Media Contests
Feb04

Featured Filmmaking Festival: VIEW Conference Seeks Entries for its 2014 Digital Media Contests

VIEW Conference, the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX has announced its 2014 dates from October 14-17 and is seeking entries to its digital media contests. Every year VIEW Conference brings together many of the top professionals in the fields of visual effects, animation, sound design, product design, and game development who share their...

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Graphic Design Trends 2013: Pocket Prints
Dec03

Graphic Design Trends 2013: Pocket Prints

Funky patterns on T-shirt breast pockets is a popular graphic design trend according to Stylesight. The “Pocket Prints” graphic design trend was spotted in leading streetwear, skate and surfing apparel brands at the Agenda, London Edge, Bright and Outdoor Retailer trade shows this year. “Pockets take center stage with contrasting allover prints,” states the trend forecast and analysis company in its Active Trade Show Wrap: Prints...

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The History and Impact of Pinterest
Aug16

The History and Impact of Pinterest

When studying the history of graphic design, students earning their Graphic Design degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising discover how famous designs reflect social and cultural attitudes over time. This brings up an intriguing question. How will the famous designs of today affect these attitudes in the future? Recently, FIDM Graphic Design Student Richard Noguchi dissected the social networking website...

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Top Employers Share Job Interviewing Faux Pas at FIDM’s Career Center Event, Industry Expo
May15

Top Employers Share Job Interviewing Faux Pas at FIDM’s Career Center Event, Industry Expo

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising hosted hiring managers from major brands like BCBG, Guess?, Juicy Couture, Quiksilver, Volcom and many more during its annual Industry Expo event at its Los Angeles and San Francisco campuses last week. Hosted by the FIDM Career Center, the event provides a casual setting at which FIDM Students and Alumni may ask career-related questions and network with top employers. We took the...

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Design Inspiration from Around the Globe: Get Lost in Herman Miller’s Film Series “Why Design” by LA-based Firm “Hello Design”
Nov28

Design Inspiration from Around the Globe: Get Lost in Herman Miller’s Film Series “Why Design” by LA-based Firm “Hello Design”

The design team at Los Angeles-based interactive design agency Hello Design recently embarked on a unique design-focused journey for Herman Miller’s Why Design film series that will keep you captivated and, perhaps, ready to invest in a Herman Miller chair. Visiting eight cities, the Hello team captured 7,268 photos and wrote 600 lines of code, according to AIGA/Los Angeles (who toured Hello last month), to capture the spirit of...

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Motion Graphics Inspiration & Insight: We Interview President of Creative Talent Agency “Sharpe + Associates” about its New Motion Graphics Division & the Future of Digital Media
Nov07

Motion Graphics Inspiration & Insight: We Interview President of Creative Talent Agency “Sharpe + Associates” about its New Motion Graphics Division & the Future of Digital Media

After more than a quarter century spent representing commercial photographers, bi-coastal talent agency Sharpe + Associates is welcoming a new breed of creative talent under its wing– motion graphics artists. FIDMDigitalArts.com is thrilled to share an exclusive Q&A with founder/president John Sharpe who gave us insight into his views on the future of digital media, the qualities that set you and your motion graphics reel apart...

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From Streetwear Brand OBEY, to Corporate Ad Graphics, Explore the Career of Shepard Fairey by FIDM Graphic Design Student Brian Flores
Oct18

From Streetwear Brand OBEY, to Corporate Ad Graphics, Explore the Career of Shepard Fairey by FIDM Graphic Design Student Brian Flores

We imagine that choosing a graphic designer to report upon in FIDM’s History of Design course was an easy decision for Brian Flores, who is so inspired by street artist-turned-apparel-brand-entrepreneur Shepard Fairey that he has a tattoo on his chest to prove it. “Shepard Fairey’s work has always inspired me, and is one of the main reasons why I chose to pursue a career in graphic design,” says Flores, who is earning his...

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