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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A Whole New World: A Look Inside Virtual Reality with Jake Black
Aug30

A Whole New World: A Look Inside Virtual Reality with Jake Black

Recently, FIDM Digital Media students were visited by Jake Black, the Head of Virtual Reality at award-winning entertainment marketing agency, Create Advertising. Virtual reality is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment through which viewers are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds rather than viewing through a screen in front of them.  The technological advance is dubbed “the future of mobile...

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The Hilarious and Talented Lex Lee: Furniture Designer Extraordinaire
Aug24

The Hilarious and Talented Lex Lee: Furniture Designer Extraordinaire

Recently, FIDM collaborated with FIDM Interior Design Grad and Furniture Designer, Lex Lee. Lee took over the “FIDMCollege” Snapchat and @FIDM Instagram, giving followers insight into her life as the owner and designer for Lex Lee Studio. With a lot of humor and stunning imagery, she created incredible content. Check out the full-recap below. Instagram Takeover:  Meet Lex Lee… “Hello FIDM! It’s Lex Lee...

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Handlettering and Calligraphy Inspiration: Ida Sofia & Evil Queen
Aug22

Handlettering and Calligraphy Inspiration: Ida Sofia & Evil Queen

FIDM Grad Ida Sofia has her own calligraphy business, a published poetry book and her own candle company called Evil Queen. Needless to say, she does it all! The labels and logo for her candle company, Evil Queen, are all hand lettered and designed by her, with a personal touch of being hand poured in her Los Angeles home. (Images via Evil Queen) Ida’s Etsy-based calligraphy business includes hand-lettered and framed quotes, custom...

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10 FIDM Grad-Owned Brands to Follow on Instagram
Aug16

10 FIDM Grad-Owned Brands to Follow on Instagram

Instagram can launch a business and having a strong social media presence in today’s retail market is vital. With that said, many FIDM Alumni have started amazing brands and use their social feeds to truly convey their aesthetic to connect with their consumers. We have handpicked our 10 favorite Instagram feeds from graduate brands that have visually appealing content, which drive engagement for their brands. Pale Violet Pale...

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Can You Guess Which 9 TV Shows These Costumes are From?
Aug11

Can You Guess Which 9 TV Shows These Costumes are From?

On Aug. 2, 2016, the “10th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design” exhibition opened at the FIDM Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition represents this past year in television, and features more than 100 costumes from 23 television shows with eight of those being Emmy-nominated. At the exhibition, you will see costumes from “Game of Thrones,” “American Horror Story: Hotel” and much...

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It’s Hot-As-Hell: Let’s Dive into Miami Swim Week
Aug09

It’s Hot-As-Hell: Let’s Dive into Miami Swim Week

WOW. It’s Hot-As-Hell. This sustainable swimwear, lingerie and beach lifestyle apparel brand, also known as HAH, is headed by Kelsey Farrar, Jilli Joffe and Rebecca Bunker. These talented ladies all graduated from the FIDM Merchandise Product Development program and take on important roles within the HAH family. Kelsey does HAH’s creative content and marketing, Jilli heads up public relations and Rebecca is a designer. The FIDM...

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FIDM Instructor Graham Moore Featured in “This is Collage” Show
Jul07

FIDM Instructor Graham Moore Featured in “This is Collage” Show

  (Image via Haphazard.co) FIDM Visual Communications Instructor Graham Moore will have his art featured in a show at Haphazard titled “This is Collage.” The show spotlights a collection of new collages made by emerging artists within the 21st century. The motive behind the exhibit is to reverse the relationship with the culture of images from information to poetics. Moore teaches a plethora of classes at FIDM...

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