In Three Words, Describe Your Style. Interviews from FIDM’s Annual Graphic Design & Digital Media Alumni Networking Mixer

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising hosted more than 90 Graphic Design and Digital Media Alumni at LACMA/Los Angeles County Museum of Art for FIDM’s annual Graphic Design/Digital Media Alumni networking mixer. caught up with Alumni while they enjoyed boxed lunches and toured LACMA’s Tim Burton retrospective exhibit, which honors his work as a film director, artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer.

Events such as the annual mixer allow both new and seasoned Alumni the opportunity to make connections that could lead to jobs for the Graphic Design and Digital Media Alumni. According to FIDM Alumni Relations Coordinator, Bill Cliatt, between 60 to 80 percent of jobs are found through networking– either career-related networking or social networking. “That is why we are so focused on these events,” he says. was excited to catch up with Graphic Design Alumni like Evan Stone, (who recently launched his own apparel line Makhai Clothing) and Julina Grace, (who was recently hired as a full-time graphic designer at Hurley); and Digital Media Alumni Justin Hamilton, a motion graphics designer at Create Advertising (who we featured in an article here) and Eugene “Gene” Silva, a freelance motion graphics designer. To honor the unique and slightly sinister style of Burton, asked Alumni about their own personal design style, and what designers influence their work. Read more below:

FIDMDigitalArts asked Graphic Design and Digital Media Alumni, describe your design style and what designers do you admire?FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus, Evan Stone, owner of Makhai Clothing.FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus, Justin Hamilton, Motion Graphics Artist at Create Advertising.FIDM Graphic Design Alumna, Julina Grace, Graphic Designer at Hurley.FIDM Digital Media Alumnus, Gene Silva, Freelance Motion Graphics Designer.

Click on the thumbnails below to browse more photos from FIDM’s annual Graphic Design/Digital Media Alumni networking mixer, held at LACMA. Photos by Meher Kourouyan, Nicole Mercado and Mani O’Brien.

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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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