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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Keeping Up With Emmy-Nominated “Masters Of Sex” Set Decorator Halina Siwolop
Aug19

Keeping Up With Emmy-Nominated “Masters Of Sex” Set Decorator Halina Siwolop

Imagine being transported back to the 1950s, where life was much simpler and social media didn’t exist. Only, this is present-day 2016, you can login to Facebook with the tap of a button and you’re on the set of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” which was created to emulate the time period of when famous psychologists Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson were researching human sexuality. This is all thanks...

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A Parisian Experience: Interview with Designer Lucile Lesueur
Jul11

A Parisian Experience: Interview with Designer Lucile Lesueur

FIDM Graphic Design Graduate, Lucile Lesueur is a freelance illustrator, print designer, and fashion designer out of Paris, France. This quirky artist has worked in the fashion industry for the past six years, and collaborates with huge names like Disney, Levi’s, and DKNY.  Whether she is creating children’s clothing or sketching up a fabulous re-creation of a designer look, Lesueur is always challenging herself...

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[Interview] Zara Visual Manager & Designer Extraordinaire:  Le Vasia Tamayo
May27

[Interview] Zara Visual Manager & Designer Extraordinaire: Le Vasia Tamayo

FIDM Merchandise Product Development  Graduate Le Vasia Tamayo just moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco for a position with Zara as the Northwest Visual Commercial Manager. She was also recently featured in Zara’s #iamdenim project, featuring designs from real employees from the iconic retailer’s stores. Coincidentally, when researching Tamayo’s collaboration with Zara, I found out that I own the piece she...

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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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Catching Up with Grammy Award-Winning Art Director and FIDM Instructor Kevin Reagan
Sep09

Catching Up with Grammy Award-Winning Art Director and FIDM Instructor Kevin Reagan

Three-time Grammy Award-winning art director Kevin Reagan has shaped the images of prolific musical artists for the past 25 years, designing album packaging for Madonna, Dixie Chicks, Beck, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, Enrique Iglesias, Henry Rollins, Nelly Furtado, Sheryl Crow, The Who, Tupac Shakur (to name a few), and most recently, James Taylor. The FIDM Digital Arts team was thrilled to catch up with Reagan, who...

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FIDM Grad Tamara Houghten Opens Stationery and Gift Card Shop in Echo Park CA
Jun25

FIDM Grad Tamara Houghten Opens Stationery and Gift Card Shop in Echo Park CA

In the Graphic Design program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Merchandising students learn the ins and outs of logo design and brand development, often using pictures found online to bring their vision to life. In just six short months after graduating from the program, Tamara Houghten is bringing her vision to the real world by opening Shout and About, a stationery and gift card shop located in Echo Park California.     This...

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FIDM Grad Jamie Long Discusses Landing a Career Prior to Graduating College
Jun24

FIDM Grad Jamie Long Discusses Landing a Career Prior to Graduating College

Students at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising may have earned their degree at different times throughout the 2014-2015 school year, but on a special day in June, grads reunite with the rest of their classmates to celebrate their hard work at FIDM’s Graduation Ceremony. For most college students, graduation represents the fact that school is finally over and inevitably, it’s time to try and break into the job...

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