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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12 Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads To Keep An Eye On In 2015
Dec22

12 Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads To Keep An Eye On In 2015

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start 2015 design inspiration off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Elegant Black with Gold Holiday Packaging
Dec17

Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Elegant Black with Gold Holiday Packaging

Leading trend forecast and analysis company WGSN recently published its “Holiday Packaging Round Up 2014″ report, summarizing graphic design trends in holiday packaging, identifying black-with-gold-accents as a dominating color direction for product packaging. “Black with gold accents is a new luxurious colorway for winter celebrations set to remain through to 2016, as forecasted in our Divine Darks Christmas...

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Industry Collab: FIDM Graphic Design Student Designs Ingrid Nilsen-Inspired “YES TO” Beauty Packaging Sold in 20k+ Stores
Oct14

Industry Collab: FIDM Graphic Design Student Designs Ingrid Nilsen-Inspired “YES TO” Beauty Packaging Sold in 20k+ Stores

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design students had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with the international beauty brand YES TO, Inc., on a packaging design project.  In partnership with beauty vlogger Ingrid Nilsen (missglamorazzi), FIDM and YES TO developed a design for a special, limited-edition rollout of the company’s best-selling beauty wipes. The product hits the shelves in more...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Black & Minimalist Health & Beauty Packaging
Oct13

Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Black & Minimalist Health & Beauty Packaging

Organic beauty products are taking on an edgier, more elegant tone housed in black, minimal packaging according to leading trend forecast and analysis company, WGSN/Stylesight. The company cites “Black Emphasis” as a theme in its Prints & Graphics/ Branding & Packaging: Monumental Packaging trend forecast report describing an emphasis on the “refinement of a Japanese aesthetic” by brands like Morihata “whose products are...

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Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover
Oct03

Packaging Design Love: Counter Culture Coffee’s Colorful (and Biodegradable) Packaging Makeover

There’s something about the nature of coffee that lends itself to out-of-the-box creative packaging design– a concept that is clearly embraced by the in-house design team at Durham, NC-based, Counter Culture Coffee. The company is launching a new re-designed package today featuring tactile biodegradable material, colorful geometric shapes that create an interlocking appearance when arranged together properly. Fun! The previous...

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