Artists & Designers: Create a Snapchat Geofilter for FIDM College

If you are a Snapchat enthusiast you have noticed the innovative addition of Geofilters, a fun way to share where you are using visually pleasing overlays that are are specific to neighborhoods and special locations. Artists and designers from around the world are encouraged to use Snapchat’s Geofilter creation tool to bring a one-of-a-kind style to the Snapchat community. Simply choose the geographic area you want your filter to be available in and upload an image asset you created. All images must be original artwork and have to first be approved by the Snapchat team.


Create a Geofilter for FIDM

With the addition of this feature on Snapchat, the social media team at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising would love to have a Geofilter of their own and is looking for your input on what the original artwork should be. If your artwork is selected as the official Geofilter for one of FIDM’s campuses, an article will be published showcasing you and your work. Following these guidelines below will help increase the likelihood of your Geofilter being selected!


  • Businesses are not currently eligible for Community Geofilters.
  • Draw your geofence thoughtfully, it should only cover the relevant area.
  • Keep it local. Do not cover an entire Country, State or Province.
  • Select a public place, neighborhood, landmark, venue or other location where people are likely to gather and send Snaps. (Example: FIDM Los Angeles Campus, FIDM San Francisco Campus, Grand Hope Park, etc)


  • All graphics used must be 100% original.
  • Absolutely no logos or trademarks, including school crests and similar marks.
  • Be creative and make it visually compelling.
  • Don’t cover up too much of the screen.
  • Make sure it’s relevant to the location and something that people will want to use.

Submission Tips

  • Provide a good description, including any relevant dates.
  • Files should be 1080px wide.
  • Files should be under 300KB (for PNGs).

Submit Your Geofilter


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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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  • Brandi

    Hello! Do we just submit straight through the ‘submit your geofilter’ link?

  • FIDM Digital Arts

    Hello Brandi! Yes feel free to submit directly to SnapChat via the button above. It’s up to them which one they want to pick. Keep an eye on the location that you submit for and let us know if they picked yours!

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