In the latest video from campus news series FIDM 360, watch highlights from recent college events at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising including FIDM’s annual Career Connections networking event, and FIDM Student Activities’ annual Blood Drive charity event, PLUS spot current fashion trends and get the low down on FIDM Students’ favorite brands, designers and trends for Fall.
This episode of FIDM 360 captures the enthusiasm of the FIDM student body, who took advantage of industry networking opportunities at Career Connections, and also embraced the spirit of giving at FIDM’s annual Blood Drive.
The FIDM 360 crew interviewed FIDM Graphic Design Alumnae project manager Heather Dubin and graphic designer Nicole Antontian who took a break from design studio Undefeated Creative to visit FIDM’s Los Angeles campus. Founded by Graphic Design and Business Management Alumnus Matthew Mau, Undefeated Creative also recently hired FIDM Graphic Design Alumna Lauren Corallo who was present at the event.
“We’re unique in the fact that we are all FIDM Alumni… We know that FIDM always produces good students,” says Dubin, who graduated in 2008.
Current FIDM Graphic Design Students Aliyana Franklin and Michael Hillier chimed in on how the Career Connections events sparked their excitement about their future graphic design careers.
“Career Connecions is awesome, seeing all the different jobs that I could possibly do after this,” says Hillier.
Franklin mentioned how the event helped steer her in the right direction, reinforcing her passion for packaging design and branding after seeing portfolios by leading agency BrandingIron Worldwide, where several FIDM Graphic Design Alumni work including vice president of art direction and innovation Elisabeth Murray, and graphic designers Frank Wang, Chad Lowe and Marianna Holguin.
“[Career Connections] reinforced want I want to do, and my dreams,” says Franklin. “I know for sure, this is it, and I will take advantage of everything [FIDM] has to offer.”
FIDM 360 is a campus “news show” that dives into topics like on-campus fashion trends and student activities at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, and industry updates from the entertainment, graphic design and digital media industries produced by FIDM’s Digital Media department. Watch more episodes of FIDM 360 here and check out more quotes from FIDM’s Career Connections event in a previous post found here.
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