How Far I’ll Go: Interview With ‘Moana’ Visual Development Artist Neysa Bové
Jan30

How Far I’ll Go: Interview With ‘Moana’ Visual Development Artist Neysa Bové

There’s no telling how far FIDM Grad Neysa Bové will go! A Visual Development Artist for Disney, Bové recently worked on designing the costumes for animated film, “Moana.” As the film has taken the world by storm, her vision has been embodied through a combination of animation and fashion. She learned some of her skills while taking pattern making and sewing classes at FIDM. Turns out a lot goes into the process of...

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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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8 Stunning Visuals From La La Land
Jan20

8 Stunning Visuals From La La Land

Easily the most visually dynamic film of 2016, La La Land is the “original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.” Cinematographer Linus Sandgren drew inspiration from the Old Hollywood aesthetic to create a fairytale masterpiece shot entirely on 35 millimeter film. According to Where To Watch article, Sandgren says, “Digital video captures reality whereas the film medium just naturally captures...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 8 Fresh Portfolios From FIDM Grads
Dec22

Graphic Design Inspiration: 8 Fresh Portfolios From FIDM Grads

  Fall quarter has reached its end, which means new creative portfolios from FIDM Graphic Design Graduates are here! Within each designer’s work contains the essential skills learned within the FIDM Graphic Design program including digital imaging, photography and branding. With their new knowledge, these grads will take it with them onto their desired industry. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with...

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Moana: A Stunning Representation of CG Animation
Dec06

Moana: A Stunning Representation of CG Animation

MOANA: The film you watched with wide eyes, a smile and a heart full of nostalgia. “Moana’s” innovative artistry is sewn together in a way that is ushering in a new era of animated films. Directors John Musker and Ron Clements have created masterpieces like “The Little Mermaid,”  “Aladdin,” “Hercules” and “The Princess and the Frog.” However, “Moana” is...

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It’s a ‘Hungry Shark World’ for Ubisoft’s Jonathan Lam
Nov28

It’s a ‘Hungry Shark World’ for Ubisoft’s Jonathan Lam

 Life has always been a game for Graphic Designer Jonathan Lam. As a Marketing Artist for Ubisoft, Lam creates icons, logos, 3D renders and much more for the video game development company. Currently, he is in charge of creating the marketing art for the mobile games, “Hungry Shark World” and “Hungry Shark Evolution.” In the past, he was a freelance artist designing character and concept artwork for Riot Games....

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7 Visually Dynamic Places to Visit in Los Angeles
Nov22

7 Visually Dynamic Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Los Angeles: The City of Angels  (via kcet.org) This vibrant, exciting and progressive city is home to so many stunning landmarks. From Griffith Observatory, to Walt Disney Concert Hall, to LACMA, the amount of places to see are endless. Luckily, FIDM is located in the heart of this great city. Students have a wide variety of architecture, art scenes, ocean views, mountain ranges, fashion destinations and cultural hubs at their finger...

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Wearable Technology: 6 Brands That Are Changing the World
Nov18

Wearable Technology: 6 Brands That Are Changing the World

In case you didn’t realize it, we live in an era completely enveloped in technology. As time goes on, the fashion industry only becomes a bigger part of this. The “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” theme at this year’s Met Gala proves that.  Although wearable technology has not completely taken over the world, there are a wide variety of brands making waves in this field. The following six...

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