5 Simple Steps to Designing Your First Movie Poster
Nov21

5 Simple Steps to Designing Your First Movie Poster

Even in today’s increasingly digital world, traditional print and video marketing still lie at the center of any major advertising campaign. No one knows or understands this concept better than graphic design students at a leading design college like FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is located in the heart of the entertainment industry. Although it’s impossible to teach the fundamentals of design in a short...

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Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter
Sep22

Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start the first day of fall 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 thinking....

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Excellent Digital & Print Graphics for ‘The Simpsons’ FXX Launch
Sep19

Excellent Digital & Print Graphics for ‘The Simpsons’ FXX Launch

Above: Montage to promote “The Simpsons” on FXX by LA-based studio Roger. If you live in LA, chances are you’ve spotted the colorful fine art-inspired outdoor advertisements splashed with iconic elements from Matt Groening’s The Simpsons  accompanied by the tagline #EverySimpsonsEver. From billboards to bus wraps, the outdoor ad series promotes what the New York Times called “one of television’s...

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ICON: 50 Stunning New Works by DKNG Studios Inspired by Pop Culture
Aug28

ICON: 50 Stunning New Works by DKNG Studios Inspired by Pop Culture

Every great film has one. A signature which can represent the entire movie in one image that also stands the test of time. Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman of DKNG Studios have harnessed these visual identities into a carefully crafted body of 50 new designs called “ICON”, their first ever solo show held which opened on June 14 in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988 West.     “We’re excited to announce a new series...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Paisley Pop Prints Spotted by Stylesight at Indigo
Aug26

Graphic Design Trends 2014: Paisley Pop Prints Spotted by Stylesight at Indigo

Leading trend forecast company, Stylesight (which recently merged with former rival WGSN into a mega international trend-forecasting conglomerate) reported trends from leading textile and surface design show, Indigo, including one dubbed “Paisley Pop” seen below. Often graphic designers find inspiration in related fields, from art and design, to fashion and architecture. You can see how the vibrant paisley patterns spotted in the...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014: Pixel Play Spotted in Branding, Packaging, T-Shirts & More
Aug19

Graphic Design Trends 2014: Pixel Play Spotted in Branding, Packaging, T-Shirts & More

The blurred lines in Junk Food’s Mickey Mouse tee isn’t a mistake but an intentional design decision reflecting the “Pixel Play” graphic trend spotted by leading forecast and analysis company, Stylesight. “As eight-bit graphics and gaming emerge as popular design choices, packaging designers also look to early digital days for inspiration,” states Stylesight in its Prints & Graphics: Packaging...

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10 Questions with Marvel Studios Senior Project Manager, FIDM Graphic Design Grad Sarah Truly Beers
Aug01

10 Questions with Marvel Studios Senior Project Manager, FIDM Graphic Design Grad Sarah Truly Beers

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInreddit Since graduating from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design program in 2002, Sarah Truly Beers has tackled a fair share of amazing creative projects for the entertainment industry. Currently Beers is a Senior Project Manager at Marvel and during her career she has worked on a variety of creative projects that includes everything from merchandise to packaging...

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Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from the Next Generation of Graphic Designers
Jun25

Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from the Next Generation of Graphic Designers

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start our creative summer off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. Students earning their Graphic Design degree at FIDM have the choice of specializing in either Branding or Entertainment graphics. Both programs prepare students for careers in Graphic Design...

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