What Does an Animation Editor Actually Do?
Nov21

What Does an Animation Editor Actually Do?

Animated movies often trigger childhood memories and inspire us to mold our creativity into what it is today. The role of an animation editor is exciting, but here’s a question: What does an animation editor actually do? Can you even edit an animated movie? Yes, yes you can! An animation editor plays a key role in shaping the films we hold so dear to our hearts. In animated films, the process of creating the film is backwards to...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 7 Game-Changing Portfolios From FIDM Grads
Sep29

Graphic Design Inspiration: 7 Game-Changing Portfolios From FIDM Grads

With FIDM Summer 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 inspiring artistry. Ben Stivers Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. Casey Collins Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. James Sidor 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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FIDM Alumni Spotlight: Dennis Kennedy’s Graphic Design Career Merges his Interests in Sports & Design
Mar20

FIDM Alumni Spotlight: Dennis Kennedy’s Graphic Design Career Merges his Interests in Sports & Design

After diverting from a career in sports medicine to pursue the creative arts, FIDM Graphic Design Grad Dennis Kennedy’s career path has come full-circle as a graphic designer at sport management and marketing firm, PRIME Athletes. During his studies as a professional designation graphic design student at FIDM, Kennedy seized the opportunity to apply his interest in sports during a class project when he was assigned to design a new...

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FIDM Alumni Working at Leading Entertainment Agency ‘PETROL’ Discuss Career Paths & Share Advice
Feb18

FIDM Alumni Working at Leading Entertainment Agency ‘PETROL’ Discuss Career Paths & Share Advice

It seems there isn’t a facet of entertainment advertising that PETROL is not involved in. The agency has an impressive body of work that includes print marketing, video marketing, interactive web design, and online marketing for films, television shows, video games and more. From “Breaking Bad” to “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2″, if you own a television or have had access to the internet in the past ten...

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Freelancing 101: Setting Yourself Up for Success as a Student | A Post-FIDM Series by Alumna Sara Berkes
Dec08

Freelancing 101: Setting Yourself Up for Success as a Student | A Post-FIDM Series by Alumna Sara Berkes

I don’t profess to know everything about being a freelancer—I don’t even think I know a whole lot about being a freelancer. But though I only graduated from FIDM’s Graphic Design Branding program in December 2013, and started my own freelance journey in March of 2014, I managed to hit the ground running. I started finding work almost immediately after I decided to try self-employment, and have been working as a full...

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