Industry Insiders: Graphic Designer Ben Suarez on the Future of Graphic Design

In this new column, FIDMDigitalArts.com asks leading graphic designers and filmmakers and other industry insiders to weigh in on what’s happening in their industry in 2014 and beyond.

Graphic designer (NBCUniversal TV Consumer Products) and founder of Aldrtree, FIDM Graduate Ben Suarez.

Graphic designer (NBCUniversal TV Consumer Products) and founder of Aldrtree, FIDM Graduate Ben Suarez.

Graphic Design Industry Insider Q&A:

Name: Ben Suarez
Title: NBCUniversal TV Consumer Products graphic designer & founder of vintage goods brand ALDRTREE

Hometown: Los Angeles

First-ever job: Restaurant server

First job in the industry: Graphic designer at Disney Consumer Products

Currently listening to: Indie folk rock band The Head and the Heart

Graphic designers inspiring you right nowScott Hill, and Colin Hesterly

Briefly, tell us what the future holds for your industry in 2014 and beyond:

“There are so many resources available out there like crowd-funding and social media that people are able to turn their passion projects or labors of love into self-initiated companies that are actually succeeding.”

Read our full-length article featuring Suarez, a Graphic Design Alumnus of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, and  his vintage goods brand ALDRTREE here.

Branding for Vintage Goods Brand ALDRTREE by Ben Suarez

NBCUniversal TV Consumer Products Graphic Design

More work by FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Ben Suarez here.

Graphic design work by Ben Suarez

Graphic design work by Ben Suarez

Learn More…

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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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