5 Awesome Typographers to Follow on Instagram
Oct05

5 Awesome Typographers to Follow on Instagram

Are you looking for some fun design inspiration on your Instagram feed? We’ve compiled a list of some of the coolest typographers and hand lettering designers on the scene. Check these five Instagram portfolios for your daily dose of type! 1. Gemma O’Brien Gemma O’Brien fuses together type design and illustration to create intricate masterpieces. She’s got an eye for detail that makes her style extremely unique. Take...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 5 New Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads
Sep21

Graphic Design Inspiration: 5 New Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

Summer quarter has officially ended and we have a treat for you – FIDM Graphic Design Grad portfolios. Featured within their portfolios is a variety of essential skills taught within FIDM’s Graphic Design program including branding, licensing, publication design and much more. With the variety of skills learned in their classes, FIDM Graphic Design Students are ready to take their art to the next level. Scroll down to see...

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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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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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A Look Inside the World of Graphic Designer Malika Favre
Aug15

A Look Inside the World of Graphic Designer Malika Favre

Malika Favre is a French graphic designer and artist based out of London. Her minimalist approach fuses two-dimensional design and illustration, which results in compelling digital imagery with a punch. Favre’s works have landed her clients such as Sephora, The New Yorker and Vogue Magazine. Favre’s journey is so inspiring, and one that many FIDM Students can relate to. When first leaving school, Favre went to study physics and math,...

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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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