Newly Graduated FIDM Graphic Design Student Influenced by Her Background in Textiles

With a prior degree in Textile Design from Karachi University in Pakistan, FIDM Graphic Design graduate Natasha Ramay’s passion and influence for textile design is evident in her final graphic design portfolio, which she presented in September. After working in textiles, Natasha chose to switch gears to focus on graphics due to its ever-evolving platform in communication, she says. After presenting her final portfolio, she says. “It felt that all my hard work is being paid off by the huge amount of compliments,” she says. “I realized that in a brief period of one year, I have bloomed as a graphic designer. In short, I was a proud graphic designer after my presentation.”

Natasha faced many challenges not only as a student in the Professional Designation program at FIDM, but also as a newcomer to the United States. “In the beginning, it was a struggle as I was new in the country and still learning the American way [of life]”, she says. Due to the intense coursework, Natasha says she also gave up other activities to focus on her graphic design portfolio, but that it was all worth it.

Her work exemplifies her interest in the art and design style of Southeast Asia, full of vivid colors, swirling shapes, and a rich variety of textures which also reflect her interest in textile design. She plans to eventually return to Pakistan permanently.

To contact Natasha for graphic design work, email: natashamramay@gmail.com. Check photos of Natasha Ramay’s digital portfolio leave-behind packet here.

Congratulations, Natasha!


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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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