See “Inside Out” Musical by Award-Winning Playwright and Lyricist, FIDM Graphic Design Instructor Doug Haverty
Mar05

See “Inside Out” Musical by Award-Winning Playwright and Lyricist, FIDM Graphic Design Instructor Doug Haverty

Formerly of A&M Records and Vice President of Creative Services at All American Communications, Doug Haverty has taught many Graphic Design courses at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. He still takes on new projects, often merging his passion for music and design, through his design firm Art & Soul Design in Burbank, CA. “Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Inside Out by Doug Haverty and Adryan Russ...

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FIDM Instructor’s Album Cover Art Exhibited at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Hollywood
Dec24

FIDM Instructor’s Album Cover Art Exhibited at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Hollywood

If you find yourself in the heart of Hollywood any time soon, be sure to look for FIDM Instructor Graham Moore’s artwork currently on display at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street. The 40″ framed square digital print collages are pieces from Moore’s “Remix” collection– his exploration of classic vinyl album cover art. Like many of the instructors at FIDM/Fashion...

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Catch FIDM Graphic Design Instructor’s Art on a Billboard off the California Interstate 15 Highway
Sep12

Catch FIDM Graphic Design Instructor’s Art on a Billboard off the California Interstate 15 Highway

Fine artist and FIDM Graphic Design Instructor Bill Fogg has created a new art installation, the Billboard Gallery, currently on display from September 10 through October 8 on a 10 x 40 foot sign along the Interstate 15 Highway near Barstow, California. Fogg is perhaps known for his illustrative portrait work (see more in a previous blog post here), but the Billboard Gallery features a different subject: Goddess-inspired art in a...

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5 Portfolio Tips From FIDM’s Director of Graphic Design Steve Reaves
Sep11

5 Portfolio Tips From FIDM’s Director of Graphic Design Steve Reaves

A portfolio is essential for all designers. Gathering your strongest work and displaying it in a cohesive manner is no easy feat. The various techniques and philosophies behind curating a strong portfolio is constantly being debated in the design community as there is no concrete, end-all-right-way to do so. One of the best ways to build a portfolio you are confident with is to listen to opinions from other designers that you respect....

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FIDM Students Design Limited Edition Bags for Fig at 7th Reopening
Jul10

FIDM Students Design Limited Edition Bags for Fig at 7th Reopening

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s trademark is its industry partnerships in fashion, beauty, interior design, digital arts, and entertainment.  The college has developed excellent relationships with industry leaders, from Smashbox to Guess, Inc. to NBC Universal. These partnerships keep FIDM up-to-date on changing trends and community needs, so the curriculum stays ahead of the curve.     Some students...

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See “The Ghost of Gershwin” Musical by Award-Winning Playwright and Lyricist, FIDM Graphic Design Instructor Doug Haverty
May08

See “The Ghost of Gershwin” Musical by Award-Winning Playwright and Lyricist, FIDM Graphic Design Instructor Doug Haverty

Doug Haverty, a Graphic Design Instructor at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, is also an award-winning playwright and lyricist. This weekend is the world premiere of his latest musical “The Ghost of Gershwin,” in Los Angeles. The Ghost of Gershwin Formerly of A&M Records and Vice President of Creative Services at All American Communications, Haverty has taught many Graphic Design courses at FIDM....

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Ten Intriguing Articles for Design Inspiration Chosen by FIDM Graphic Design Director, Steve Reaves
Sep11

Ten Intriguing Articles for Design Inspiration Chosen by FIDM Graphic Design Director, Steve Reaves

Inspiration is a critical element of producing creative work. Thanks to the Internet, we have thousands of websites, tools, and images at our fingertips to help spark our creative enthusiasm. Utilizing these great resources is something that is encouraged for all creatives, but sifting through this vast array of information can be overwhelming at times. One of the best ways of finding quality inspirational websites is to ask for...

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FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Lisa Hoffman, Creates Unique & Interactive Puzzle Game Embedded Into Burning Man Map Design
Aug26

FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Lisa Hoffman, Creates Unique & Interactive Puzzle Game Embedded Into Burning Man Map Design

For the past twelve years, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Graphic Design Instructor and Bay Area artist Lisa Hoffman has designed the official map handed to all attendees of Burning Man, and this year, she has embedded a unique puzzle game directly into the map’s design that allows attendees to explore, interact, and do things they might not have done otherwise. What is a Burning Man? According to the official...

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