“I plan to redesign the world, one client at a time,” is the mantra that Igor Z. Orlovsky states in a post-graduation interview after presenting his final graphic design portfolio from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Graphic Design/Branding program. During his studies in the Graphic Design/Branding Professional Designation Program at FIDM, Orlovsky balanced a full-time job with an internship at Branding International Worldwide, as well as a handful of freelance design clients. And his freelance projects were not small undertakings- his clients include the Consulate General of Israel for which Orlovsky designed a logo, promotional and print marketing to develop a campaign to re-brand Israel’s cultural image in Los Angeles, Michael Arden Photography for which he art-directed, designed and organized the publication of a coffee table book, and Dandelion Rush, for which he collaborated to create an interactive social networking Website. With a previous degree in Linguistics from Georgetown University (Orlovsky is fluent in Russian, French and English), there’s no doubt that he has a bright future ahead of him. Orlovsky shared the following interview with FIDM:
Tell me a little bit about your professional background before attending FIDM.
I was in the midst of launching an organic denim line with Rimaks International, one of the largest denim manufacturers in Turkey, when the economy went bust and the investors pulled the plug. A little disillusioned I decided to go back to school and focus on the aspects of the process I enjoyed the most, branding.
What made you decide to attend FIDM?
FIDM has one of the best programs for branding and has a great reputation for getting its students “industry” ready.
How did it feel to present your final graphic design portfolio?
I was very proud and excited to say the least.
Tell me about your experience in FIDM’s Graphic Design program.
The facilities are amazing and the support I received from the teachers inspired me to search out freelance work half way through the program.
How did you find your inspiration for the pieces in your graphic design portfolio?
My portfolio was inspired by my recent travels through Europe and countless hours of research. My book bag, my desk, my nightstand, and my kitchen are always filled with design books. I find that when I am in the midst of a project my eyes get ravenous.
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Newly graduated FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Graphic Design Student Igor Z. Orlovsky. Logo design for “Mantis Yoga,” by Igor Orlovsky. Logo and integrated branding application for Intercollective, designed by Igor Orlovsky. Packaging and logo design for “Chrome Vodka,” by Igor Orlovsky. Publication design for “Samesex Recipes for Love”/Michael Arden Photography, by Igor Orlovsky.