Music and Art: Designing With Drawing North’s Drew Southwell
Apr13

Music and Art: Designing With Drawing North’s Drew Southwell

Drew Southwell truly is a Renaissance man. He currently plays for an Australia-based alternative pop band called Drawing North, who have been endorsed by Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and played at Vans Warped Tour Australia. On top of contributing vocals, piano, drums, synths and guitar to the band (no way!), Southwell is a graphic designer responsible for Drawing North’s visual content, including album art, flyers and...

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3 FIDM Visual Communications Portfolios Meant to Stun
Apr11

3 FIDM Visual Communications Portfolios Meant to Stun

When it comes to designing the perfect window displays or putting together the perfect outfit, Visual Communications experts are your best bet. As Winter Quarter 2017 comes to a close, we present to you our Visual Communications Grad portfolios! Each grad’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the FIDM Visual Communications Program, including sketching, Photoshop and Illustrator. Scroll down to see...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 15 Fresh Portfolios From FIDM Grads
Mar22

Graphic Design Inspiration: 15 Fresh Portfolios From FIDM Grads

  With FIDM Winter Quarter 2017 ending, 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 eye-catching art. Anne Chang Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. Ariel Thamma Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. Ashlyn Killham Click on the...

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Seeing is Believing: Inside Visual Effects with Caleb Owens
Mar16

Seeing is Believing: Inside Visual Effects with Caleb Owens

(via ‎Scott Free Productions‎) Recently, Visual Effects Veteran Caleb Owens came to speak with FIDM Digital Media students about his previous experience, opinion on the current industry and what students should do now to achieve success in the Digital Media world. Scroll down for our full recap of it all. (via Marvel) (via Warner Brothers) (via Sony Pictures, MGM, Plan B Entertainment, Fox) (via Paramount) (via Lucas Film) (via...

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The Dynamic 2017 Oscar-Nominated Films For Cinematography
Feb24

The Dynamic 2017 Oscar-Nominated Films For Cinematography

Cinematography is defined as “the art of making motion pictures.”  The 2017 Oscar nominated films “Arrival,” “La La Land,””Lion,””Moonlight” and “Silence” are all unique in the fact that they bring a wave of emotion, diversity, authenticity and masterful detail. There is no doubt that these films are pure works of art. Here is a deeper look into the cinematography of the...

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FIDM Costume Design Students Take On LACOSTE At 2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards
Feb23

FIDM Costume Design Students Take On LACOSTE At 2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards

For the fifth year in a row, LACOSTE has partnered with FIDM’s Film & TV Costume Design Students to create a dynamic collaboration. Last year, FIDM Students re-created Quentin Tarantino character looks with a LACOSTE polo as the base. This year, students designed fairytale costumes that incorporated the iconic polo shirt. These jaw-dropping designs debuted at the 2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton...

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Power Up With Graphic Design Tutorials On Skillshare By Ubisoft’s Jonathan Lam
Feb21

Power Up With Graphic Design Tutorials On Skillshare By Ubisoft’s Jonathan Lam

Jonathan Lam works as a concept and marketing artist at Ubisoft, a video game publisher responsible for “Assassin’s Creed” and “Just Dance 2017.” In his position, Lam helps create digital marketing art to promote their newest mobile games. If you’re looking for a way to expand your creative digital design skills, look no further! In addition to working for Ubisoft, Lam also creates video tutorials...

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It’s A Denim World At True Religion HQ
Feb15

It’s A Denim World At True Religion HQ

Recently, FIDM got the inside scoop on what life is like at True Religion’s Headquarters in Manhattan Beach, Calif. In case you missed the coverage the day-of, here’s a recap of what went down on FIDM’s Instagram and Snapchat. We chatted with CEO John Ermatinger and CFO Dali Snyder, along with Graphic Designers and other members of the True Religion HQ Team about everything from finance to following your dreams (and...

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