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In the Lab is a web series that takes you behind the scenes of a day in the life of Digital Media and Graphic Design Students and Alumni at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Check out these young designers and film-makers, who share their stories and their best practices on In the Lab, video web series on the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog.
In the video above, meet AJ Balanza, a fifth-quarter Graphic Design/Branding Student who is into snowboarding, skating and photography. Watch Balanza edit one of his photos using Photoshop using levels and the blur tool.
FIDM Graphic Design Student, AJ Balanza
Name: AJ Balanza
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: Rancho Bernardo High School
Industry Heroes:Tristan Eaton, Clive Wilkinson, Dada artists
Design Specialty: Publication, layouts and photography
Favorite Websites:Behance, The Dieline, Facebook, Twitter
Favorite Music: EDM, dub step, house, trance
Outside of learning programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign in FIDM’s Graphic Design program, Balanza is into skateboarding, skating, surfing, and making music. His love for graphics came from making flyers for bands, events, and other organizations in high school.
“I like going to FIDM because of all the people I meet,” he says. “You tend to meet people in the industry that you would never be able to meet anywhere else.”