Graphic Design Inspiration: 10 Innovative Portfolios From FIDM Grads
Jun23

Graphic Design Inspiration: 10 Innovative Portfolios From FIDM Grads

With FIDM Spring Quarter 2017 over, we present to you our Graphic Design Grad portfolios! Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the Graphic Design program. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with eye-catching art. Bobby Silverman Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. Brigitte Sevigney Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. Chila Daniella Click on the...

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Graphic Designer Jon Ezell Takes Us To Work At Billabong
Jan24

Graphic Designer Jon Ezell Takes Us To Work At Billabong

FIDM Graphic Design Grad Jon Ezell works at Billabong USA as a Senior User Experience Designer. He works on apps, websites and even in-store touchscreen experiences. We were fortunate enough to have him takeover FIDM’s Instagram Stories. Come along with us as he takes us through a day in his professional life at Billabong USA. First on the agenda is designing (and redesigning) the Billabong app for maximum efficiency and...

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Graphic Design Studio Tour: Exclusive Insight Into BrandingIron Worldwide
Oct24

Graphic Design Studio Tour: Exclusive Insight Into BrandingIron Worldwide

The FIDM Social Media team recently traveled to West Hollywood to visit the HQ of BrandingIron Worldwide (BIW). BIW specializes in working with companies and brands to showcase a concept in the most authentic and cohesive manner through graphics and other outlets. With clients including Warner Brothers, Disney, DC Comics, Netflix and Sony, BIW has established their presence in this industry. Multiple FIDM Graduates work here, too!...

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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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15 Resources for UI & UX Designers
Sep29

15 Resources for UI & UX Designers

With the continued increase of new technologies and emerging marketplaces, the job title of designer is becoming increasingly vague with each passing year. 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...

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Graphic Design Tips & Tricks: Applied Layout Techniques from Andrew Loomis
Sep21

Graphic Design Tips & Tricks: Applied Layout Techniques from Andrew Loomis

If you haven’t paid a visit to the FIDM Library, you’re missing out. As graphic designers, it can seem that everything we need is online, but nevertheless, sometimes a book is the best resource. For example, I always have a hard time with using layouts. There are a plethora of techniques for achieving a good layout through the golden ratio, rule of thirds, grids, etc. Unfortunately these techniques can lend themselves to a...

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: Resize Multiple Images Quickly and Easily
Aug19

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: Resize Multiple Images Quickly and Easily

Have you ever taken a bunch of photos or worked on a project that requires a lot of different imagery? If so, you know how time consuming it is to individually edit dozens of photos in a single sitting. It’s painfully inefficient when you could be spending your valuable time on the creative aspects of the project, not mundane tasks like resizing images. Today we will show you a basic and easy-to-follow technique for resizing multiple...

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10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites That All Creatives Should Bookmark
Aug06

10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites That All Creatives Should Bookmark

Stock photography has developed a negative connotation over the past decade or so because let’s face it, we have got used to seeing horribly staged photos of happy business people answering bananas as phones (yes those are real photos). Not only is the quality of standard stock photography an issue for students and aspiring creatives, the price usually is as well. Whether you are a graphic designer, web designer, filmmaker or...

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