Will.I.Am Just Threw His Proverbial Hat into the Wearable Tech Ring
Oct24

Will.I.Am Just Threw His Proverbial Hat into the Wearable Tech Ring

The Black Eyed Peas Member Announces the “Not Watch” Smart Cuff Vying against tech industry powerhouses Apple and Samsung over control of the next alleged “big thing” in wearable technology, musician, entrepreneur, and FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Alumnus Will.I.Am took the stage at tech conference Dreamforce in San Francisco last week to unveil his own take on the wearable tech market with his high...

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Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover
Oct03

Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover

There’s something about the nature of coffee that lends itself to out-of-the-box creative packaging design– a concept that is clearly embraced by the in-house design team at Durham, NC-based, Counter Culture Coffee. The company is launching a new re-designed package today featuring tactile biodegradable material, colorful geometric shapes that create an interlocking appearance when arranged together properly. Fun! The previous...

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Student Filmmaker/Graphic Designer Competition: Enter the Adobe Achievement Awards by June 20
Jun04

Student Filmmaker/Graphic Designer Competition: Enter the Adobe Achievement Awards by June 20

  Enter the 2014 Adobe® Design Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) for the chance to meet fellow top-notch student graphic designers and student filmmakers from around the world! The Adobe® Design Achievement Awards celebrate student achievement reflecting the powerful convergence of technology and the creative arts. The competition – which showcases individual and group projects created with industry-leading Adobe creative...

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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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