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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5 Portfolio Tips From FIDM’s Director of Graphic Design Steve Reaves
Sep11

5 Portfolio Tips From FIDM’s Director of Graphic Design Steve Reaves

A portfolio is essential for all designers. Gathering your strongest work and displaying it in a cohesive manner is no easy feat. The various techniques and philosophies behind curating a strong portfolio is constantly being debated in the design community as there is no concrete, end-all-right-way to do so. One of the best ways to build a portfolio you are confident with is to listen to opinions from other designers that you respect....

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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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From Graphic Design Student to Senior Art Director: a Q&A with FIDM Alumna Giselle Campos
May13

From Graphic Design Student to Senior Art Director: a Q&A with FIDM Alumna Giselle Campos

  Giselle Campos has gone from Graphic Design Student at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (see one of her student projects here!)  to Senior Art Director in less than five years at San Diego-based advertising “anti-agency,” InnoVision, where she designs full-page print ads, brochures, billboards, signage, digital elements and more. Campos shared her insights on portfolio advice for new graphic...

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Industry Insiders: Justfab Graphic Designer Krislam Chin on the Future of Graphic Design
Mar19

Industry Insiders: Justfab Graphic Designer Krislam Chin on the Future of Graphic Design

In this column, FIDMDigitalArts.com asks leading graphic designers and filmmakers and other industry insiders to weigh in on what’s happening in their industry in 2014 and beyond. In addition to designing traditional print marketing and social media graphics as a graphic designer for global ecommerce fashion brand, Justfab, FIDM Graphic Design Alumna Krislam Chin also takes on freelance design work for clients like the Academy of...

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Site You Can’t Miss: “The Great Discontent” Interviews Famous Graphic Designers and other Creatives
Dec02

Site You Can’t Miss: “The Great Discontent” Interviews Famous Graphic Designers and other Creatives

If you had the chance to sit down with a great designer, photographer, writer, or other creative, and ask them anything, what would you ask? Wouldn’t you want, if given the chance, to peel back the layers of experience and get down to the nitty-gritty core of what makes them tick as a creative person? That’s the concept behind The Great Discontent, “a journal of interviews focusing on creativity, risk, and what connects us as...

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FIDM Alumnus & Graphic Designer Ben Suarez Launches Vintage Goods Brand “ALDRTREE”
Nov19

FIDM Alumnus & Graphic Designer Ben Suarez Launches Vintage Goods Brand “ALDRTREE”

By day you can find graphic designer Ben Suarez developing products and graphics for modern television brands like “Parks and Recreation,” “The Mindy Project,” “Bates Motel,” “Grimm,” and “The Munsters” as a graphic designer for NBCUniversal TV Consumer Products. By night, though, Suarez focuses his attention on his own brand, ALDRTREE, which reflects his passion for the...

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