Graphic Design/Entertainment Grad, Nicole Antonian, Designed Live-Action Movie Posters for her Favorite Disney Films

“Ever since I was young, I would read books, imagine the characters in my head, and then draw them out on paper,” says recent Graphic Design/Entertainment graduate, Nicole Antonian. “Now that I am older, I am able to create these environments using digital art.”

Working for an animation studio like Disney, or for Tim Burton, would be a childhood dream come true for Antonian, who draws inspiration from animated films (pun intended!).

FIDM Graphic Design/Entertainment grad, Nicole Antonian“As a child, I grew up watching and being inspired by Disney movies; they set me on the path to becoming the graphic designer that I am today,” she says.

While earned her Graphic Design degree with an emphasis in Entertainment Design at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Antonian learned to develop theatrical key art and brand marketing campaigns for the film and entertainment industries.

One of Antonian’s favorite student projects was a modern day, live-action entertainment campaign she developed for five of her “all-time favorite” Disney films: Tinker Bell, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty.

In order to capture believable, modern interpretations of Disney’s classic characters, Antonian carefully selected actors and actresses to fit the characters’ descriptions, and used conceptual and graphic design to represent the spirit of her imagined fairy tales.

Her final portfolio includes not only posters, but also soundtrack covers, billboards and other imagined outdoor and product advertising to complete the films’ campaign.

Check out Nicole Antonian’s “Disney Remake” campaign below, and scroll further to see her full portfolio.

Imagined Disney Tinkerbell movie poster by FIDM Graphic Design/Entertainment grad, Nicole Antonian

Nicole Antonian Graphic Design Portfolio

Major: Graphic Design/Entertainment


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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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