Digital & Graphics Alumni Give Career Tips at FIDM’s Annual “Career Connections” Event

Every year FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising hosts Career Connections, inviting FIDM Alumni to visit the Los Angeles campus to mingle with current students to share information, give career advice, network and discuss their personal careers as creative professionals.

FIDMDigitalArts.com was excited to catch up with Digital Media Alumnus, Ralph Agtarap, who is currently a film producer, editor and motion graphics designer for minor league baseball team, The Jethawks, developing promotional videos and films for the team. Graphic Design Alumni Elisabeth Murray and Salpy Talian work as art director and graphic designer, respectively, at creative branding firm, BrandingIron Worldwide, where they develop brand identity systems, marketing collateral, websites and more for fashion and entertainment businesses. Graphic Design Alumna Cynthia Takahashi is a self-employed graphic designer who spent years designing hang tags, specialty labels, packaging, hardware, patches and other marketing materials for the apparel industry at The Revolution Group. Finally, Graphic Design Alumnus,Igor Orlovsky shared his experience as a graphics and packaging designerat Smart Planet, where he constructs packaging, photographs products and designs graphics for catalogs, products, and the company’s Website.

FIDMDigitalArts.com asked the Alumni, what advice would you give to an aspiring designer? See their answers below, and browse more photos from Career Connections:

FIDMDigitalArts.com interviews FIDM Digital Media and Graphic Design Alumni.

Elisabeth Murray

Salpy_Talian

Cynthia_Takahashi

Igor Orlovsky

Questions/comments? Email the editor, Mani O’Brien atmo’brien@fidm.edu.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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