15 Imaginary Brands You Wish Were Real Conceived By FIDM Graphic Design Students
May06

15 Imaginary Brands You Wish Were Real Conceived By FIDM Graphic Design Students

It takes a lot of creative energy and hard work to personify a brand– a challenge that FIDM Graphic Design Students know all too well. In today’s digital age of information (and overstimulation), it’s more important than ever for brands to tell a cohesive message with supporting photographs and graphic design elements to appeal to their consumers. Every visual element that represents the brand is important– from a brand’s logo, to...

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Design Inspiration: 14 Fresh Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads
Apr06

Design Inspiration: 14 Fresh Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

With the close of another great quarter here at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we have many inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design 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...

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FIDM Graphic Design Student Travis Cuellar Wins ICMAD’s 2015 Young Designer Award
Feb26

FIDM Graphic Design Student Travis Cuellar Wins ICMAD’s 2015 Young Designer Award

The Young Designers Award was created in 1998 by The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) to encourage creativity in graphic design and package design. This year, more than 85 students from 12 schools across the United States submitted an original design concept for a cosmetic or personal case product for chance to win some fantastic prizes and an invaluable experience. The top three winners were chosen and...

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FIDM Alumni Working at Leading Entertainment Agency ‘PETROL’ Discuss Career Paths & Share Advice
Feb18

FIDM Alumni Working at Leading Entertainment Agency ‘PETROL’ Discuss Career Paths & Share Advice

It seems there isn’t a facet of entertainment advertising that PETROL is not involved in. The agency has an impressive body of work that includes print marketing, video marketing, interactive web design, and online marketing for films, television shows, video games and more. From “Breaking Bad” to “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2″, if you own a television or have had access to the internet in the past ten...

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Q&A with FIDM Grad Bana Bongolan: Diamond Supply Co. Designer & Entrepreneur
Feb05

Q&A with FIDM Grad Bana Bongolan: Diamond Supply Co. Designer & Entrepreneur

We recently had a chance to catch up with FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Graphic Design Alumna Bana Bongolan who has not only worked for leading urban lifestyle brands Crooks & Castles, LRG, Young & Reckless and now Diamond Supply Co, but also manages her own streetwear label IN//BEINHABITED. Since we last spoke with Bongolan in 2012, her design career in the apparel industry continues to grow and we...

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7 Imaginative & Inspiring Fictional Branding Projects by Recent FIDM Graphic Design Grads
Jan27

7 Imaginative & Inspiring Fictional Branding Projects by Recent FIDM Graphic Design Grads

We love perusing new graphic design portfolios produced by recent Graphic Design grads at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising to scope out new graphic design trends and to get inspired by the work of young, up-and-coming talent. One category of work that recently stood out to us was the imaginative and functional branding applications used in various fictional branding projects. For example, some students take an...

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Logo Design Inspiration 2015: 33 Examples of Logos Redesigned by FIDM Graphic Design Students
Jan22

Logo Design Inspiration 2015: 33 Examples of Logos Redesigned by FIDM Graphic Design Students

Today we are showcasing some of our favorite logo redesign concepts from recent FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising graduates to help give designers out there some fresh logo design inspiration. If you are interested in the latest logo design trends click here to read Logo Lounge’s recent logo design trend report which extracted 15 trends from over 200,000 logos! Students studying Graphic Design at FIDM focus on...

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History of Design: The Life, Work, and Style of Fashion Mogul Karl Lagerfeld as Reported by FIDM Student Hyeyeon ‘Hailey’ Kim
Jan13

History of Design: The Life, Work, and Style of Fashion Mogul Karl Lagerfeld as Reported by FIDM Student Hyeyeon ‘Hailey’ Kim

Editor’s Note: Every quarter at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, students of various majors are challenged to focus on a famous design or designer to assess its historical impact on culture and the design community in a class called History of Design. In the report below, FIDM Graphic Design Student Hyeyeon ‘Hailey’ Kim reports on life and career of prolific fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld. The following...

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