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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Simply Inspiring: An Interview with Amanda Jane Jones, Graphic Designer and Former Art Director for Kinfolk Magazine
Sep02

Simply Inspiring: An Interview with Amanda Jane Jones, Graphic Designer and Former Art Director for Kinfolk Magazine

  If you’re a person who’s anywhere on the Internet, or has ever even taken a glance at Pinterest, no doubt you’ve seen the work of Amanda Jane Jones. From her covers and spreads at Kinfolk magazine to her understated and elegant logo designs, Jones’ work strikes that hard-to-reach balance of simple beauty and thoughtful design. With an uncluttered simplicity and elegance to her work that many designers try (and often fail) to...

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Creative, Curious, and Captivating: an interview with Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine
Aug27

Creative, Curious, and Captivating: an interview with Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine

When I first stumbled across UPPERCASE Magazine, within seconds of opening the soft-but-sturdy pages I had an instant pang of “I wish I’d started that,” followed almost immediately by the question, “how can I work for them?” and then a deep sigh when I learned the whole shebang was pretty much a one-(extraordinary)-woman show. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, UPPERCASE Magazine is a quarterly print publication that covers what feels...

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Featured FIDM Student Work: “Soul” Magazine Designed by Carrie Rooney
Jul15

Featured FIDM Student Work: “Soul” Magazine Designed by Carrie Rooney

The magazines developed by FIDM Graphic Design Students during their Publication Design students never cease to amaze us. In 10 weeks (or sometimes less), students develop the magazine’s masthead, table of contents, departments and feature story pages, and a product spread, often incorporating their own photography and faux advertisements, tackling everything from the type treatment, to the layouts/page design. Combining many of...

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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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Future Magazine Designers: Enter SPD’s (Free) Magazine Design Contest for Graduating Graphic Design College Students
May21

Future Magazine Designers: Enter SPD’s (Free) Magazine Design Contest for Graduating Graphic Design College Students

The Society of Publication Designers wants to see what great editorial design you have been working on. Forget rules, forget formulas—just show us the best stuff you have. If your work is chosen by our jury of top-notch editorial design professionals, we will showcase it in an exclusive online gallery on the SPD website. It is a great way to get your work in front of magazine art directors with the power to hire fresh, young talent. As...

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Portfolio Week: FIDM Graphic Design Grad Candace Peoples Demonstrates a Strong Use of Typography and Layout Design
Mar31

Portfolio Week: FIDM Graphic Design Grad Candace Peoples Demonstrates a Strong Use of Typography and Layout Design

A recent Graphic Design graduate of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Candace Peoples‘ final portfolio demonstrates strong typography and publication design skills in imagined digital magazine Renesans Man; a strong sense of color and branding in her concepts for Evolution Studio; and unique, conceptual art direction in her CD package redesign for TLC’s Crazy Sexy Cool album. Candace’s career goals...

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FIDM Students Participate in The National Retail Federation’s Holiday Card Contest
Oct24

FIDM Students Participate in The National Retail Federation’s Holiday Card Contest

The National Retail Federation recently launched a contest that challenged participants to design a holiday card, which will be sent out to more than 20,000 NRF members worldwide. More than 130 designs have been submitted and 10 designs have been announced as finalists, seven of which were designed by current students at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Finalists include FIDM Merchandise Product Development...

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