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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FIDM Graphic Design Grad and Motocross Enthusiast Troy Havelin Hired at Scott Sports Upon Graduation
Sep30

FIDM Graphic Design Grad and Motocross Enthusiast Troy Havelin Hired at Scott Sports Upon Graduation

Recent FIDM Graphic Design Graduate Troy Havelin has transformed his passion for motocross into his career. Upon graduating from FIDM earlier this month, Havelin was offered a full-time graphic design position at Scott Sports in Salt Lake City, Utah where he will be working among a team to develop creative assets for the company, which specializes in bikes, running, wintersports and motosports products and merchandise. Havelin’s...

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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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10 Inspiring Graphic Designers to Follow on Instagram
Aug05

10 Inspiring Graphic Designers to Follow on Instagram

Instagram feed getting stale? Follow these designers (including several FIDM Grads) and turn your procrastination into inspiration. 1. Cody Saya @radbuddha This FIDM Grad’s feed is chock full of bold design and illustration & hand lettering process shots—a great inspiration to just get started.   2. We Are Branch @wearebranch Graphic Designer Shauna Haider’s studio We Are Branch posts beautiful flat lays,...

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Recent Grad Spotlight: Digital Media Alumna Emily Müller & DASH Boutique Ecommerce Intern
Jul24

Recent Grad Spotlight: Digital Media Alumna Emily Müller & DASH Boutique Ecommerce Intern

We love featuring the work of graduating FIDM Digital Media Students, who learn all aspects of film post-production including editing, motion graphics, sound design and so much more, and Emily Müller is no exception. While most college programs teach students specific aspects of filmmaking, such as editing, directing or cinematography, FIDM Digital Media Students learn a foundation in multiple aspects, laying the groundwork to pursue...

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FIDM Grad Tamara Houghten Opens Stationery and Gift Card Shop in Echo Park CA
Jun25

FIDM Grad Tamara Houghten Opens Stationery and Gift Card Shop in Echo Park CA

In the Graphic Design program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Merchandising students learn the ins and outs of logo design and brand development, often using pictures found online to bring their vision to life. In just six short months after graduating from the program, Tamara Houghten is bringing her vision to the real world by opening Shout and About, a stationery and gift card shop located in Echo Park California.     This...

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FIDM Grad Jamie Long Discusses Landing a Career Prior to Graduating College
Jun24

FIDM Grad Jamie Long Discusses Landing a Career Prior to Graduating College

Students at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising may have earned their degree at different times throughout the 2014-2015 school year, but on a special day in June, grads reunite with the rest of their classmates to celebrate their hard work at FIDM’s Graduation Ceremony. For most college students, graduation represents the fact that school is finally over and inevitably, it’s time to try and break into the job...

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