Industry Insiders: Justfab Graphic Designer Krislam Chin on the Future of Graphic Design

In this 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.

Industry Insiders: Graphic Design Interview with Krislam Chin

Industry Insiders: Graphic Design Interview with Krislam Chin

In addition to designing traditional print marketing and social media graphics as a graphic designer for global ecommerce fashion brand, Justfab, FIDM Graphic Design Alumna Krislam Chin also takes on freelance design work for clients like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Seeing all her work published– whether online, in the form of magazines or packaging– Krislam says, is the best part of her job as.

“It brings a huge smile to my face,” she says. “And the endless waffles, let’s not forget about the waffles.”

So what does a young graphic designer get excited about? Take a look at our Q&A below:

Graphic Design Industry Insider Q&A

Job Title: Graphic Designer at JustFab and freelance graphic designer.
Hometown: Ontario, California
First-ever job: Sales Associate at Aèropostale
First job in the industry: Graphic Designer at Hypothesis
Currently listening to: “Frozen OST. Honestly it’s been on repeat– I’m a little obsessed.”
Graphic designers inspiring her now: Shag, Christopher Lee, Jerrod Maruyama, Andrew Kolb  and Victoria Ying.
Tell us what the future holds for your industry in 2014 and beyond:

“There has been a tremendous amount of designers who have started their own brand or have been using Kickstarter to fund their project. It’s exciting to see self-driven and passionate designers being supported by other people who share the same passion! I’m looking forward to seeing more organic-DIY projects.”

Graphic design infographic for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by Krislam Chin.

Graphic design infographic for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by Krislam Chin.

Case study for BEACHMINT under JEWELMINT branch by Krislam Chin. Banners, features and thumbnails for website.

Case study for BEACHMINT under JEWELMINT branch by Krislam Chin. Banners, features and thumbnails for website.

Graphic design infographic for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by Krislam Chin.

Graphic design infographic for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by Krislam Chin.

Smashbox case study graphics by Krislam Chin.

Smashbox case study graphics by Krislam Chin.

Above: “Case Study | Applying existing campaign and taking a little spin off of my own.”
Photographer: Mario Barberio
Model: Heather Depriest
MUAH: Michelle Vanderhule
Stylist: Josephine Salvador
Designer: Michelle Hébert
Find more of Chin’s work at:

http://krislamchin.com
http://dribbble.com/krislammm
http://krislamchin.tumblr.com/

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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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