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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Ten Years in the Making: iPhone X is Changing the Game
Sep13

Ten Years in the Making: iPhone X is Changing the Game

Ten years ago the world of technology changed when the innovative Steve Jobs announced the birth of a revolutionary mobile phone, the iPhone. Apple brought together three products, an internet device, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a mobile phone in just one product making it the first of its kind. Since 2007, Apple has brought the world a variety of iPhones from the original, all the way to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus....

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7 FIDM Student-Designed Websites Worth Scrolling Through
Apr21

7 FIDM Student-Designed Websites Worth Scrolling Through

When it comes to website design, FIDM Students have it covered! In our Graphic Design Program, students are not only taught the fundamental skills of design and photography, but also how to apply them in the digital world. Instructor Hakon Engvig recently had his Website Design and Advanced Website Design class create sites that had HTML components in them for their final. Within the rubric, the sites had to be formatted for use...

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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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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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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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