Congratulations to the Class of 2013! Check out FIDM Graduation Photos & Interviews

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising celebrated the graduating class of 2013 last week. FIDM Graphic Design and Digital Media Grads joined their fellow classmates from FIDM’s Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego campuses at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles along with their families, FIDM Staff and industry guests who shared advice and well-wishes as FIDM Grads prepared to embark into their future careers as creative professionals.

Special guests included FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Jonathan Gitlin (Head of Gaming, TV, New Media, and Motion Graphics for Create Advertising Group), who presented the Digital Media Student of the Year Award to Miracle Caoili, while the Graphic Design Student of the Year Award was presented to Jonathan Donovan by the CEO of Signal Snowboards, Dave Lee, who collaborated with FIDM Students earlier this year. FIDM Graphic Design Instructors Alex Gardos and Anthony Karaboghosian, and Digital Media Instructor Joe Bautista were each honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award.

Representing FIDM’s graduating class of 2013 was valedictorian and FIDM Graphic Design Graduate Angelica Villegas who closed the ceremony with a compelling and inspiring speech:

“We are game changers, we are innovators. We are the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, class of 2013!” asked Digital Media and Graphic Design graduates to take a moment to reflect upon their experience as FIDM Students. See what grads had to say below, and come back to see more coverage of graduation 2013:

Graphic Design graduates Joseph Knechtel and Trisha Andrada

Digital Media graduate Devonte Glover

Graphic Design Graduate Alex Nazemnikov


Graphic Design graduate Harrison Hall

Digital Media graduate Michael De Avila

Graphic Design graduate Jon Ezell

Digital Media graduate Miracle Caoili

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Author: James Peacock

James Peacock is a Digital Marketing Specialist at FIDM in Los Angeles, California. He received his A.A. in Graphic Design from FIDM and was hired as Social Media Assistant in 2013 by his alma mater in order to help grow the institution’s social media marketing efforts. James now combines two of his passions, telling stories and solving problems by managing data-driven marketing campaigns across multiple channels that ultimately result in a positive return on investment.

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