FIDM/AIGA Student Group “The Red Dot” to Host Design Studio Tours, Social Mixers and “Get out the Vote” Poster Design this Fall

The Red Dot FIDM/AIGA Student group gathers for the first meeting of the Fall Quarter

The Red Dot FIDM/AIGA Student group gathers for the first meeting of the Fall Quarter

The FIDM/AIGA Student group The Red Dot held its first meeting of the quarter last week, introducing an exciting lineup of Fall activities for current FIDM  Graphic Design and Digital MediaStudents.

The Red Dot, which is affiliated with the Los Angeles chapter of AIGA (the professional association for design) is under the advisement of FIDM Graphic Design Instructors, Alex Gardos and Joe Bautista and open to all current Los Angeles-campus Students who are earning their Graphic Design degree or Digital Media degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

This quarter, current FIDM Graphic Design/Branding Students Angelica Villegas and Bebe Palagab continue their roles as Student President and Vice President, respectively, and new student officers include Digital Media Students Abram Ake (Secretary) and  Jassamine Domino (Digital Media Coordinator) and Graphic Design Students Aliyana Franklin (Social Media Coordinator) and Candace Peoples (Designer).

Some of the events this quarter include design studio tours to Undefeated Creative (founded by FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Matthew Mau) and SapientNitro, a Red Dot Halloween mixer event, group outings to the Venice First Friday art walk, Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk and FIDM Museum & Galleries’ Ripped: Expressions from the Underground exhibition.

The Red Dot is also hosting a special graphic design poster activity focused on the upcoming United States Presidential Election called “Get Out the Vote.”

Read details below: 

“Get Out the Vote!” Poster Design Campaign

National voter registration day badgeEncourage students to vote in the U.S. Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 6th by designing an 11 x 17″ poster or video to be featured in the graphic design labs, on the Red Dot Facebook/Twitter/Tumblr, and FIDM Tumblr!

Eligibility:  Open to current Red Dot members


  • 11 x 17″ size PDF or .mov (use WeTransfer or similar for files that are less than 25mb)
  • Message should be political party-neutral
  • Email to by November 3rd @midnight

This is a perfect opportunity to promote yourself, the group, and show your patriotism
in what you’re skilled at – design! If you have any questions, contact The Red Dot at

"The Red Dot" FIDM/AIGA Student Group visited to leading agency PETROL last quarter

“The Red Dot” FIDM/AIGA Student Group, including current FIDM Graphic Design and Digital Media Students, visited leading agency PETROL last quarter

Stay in touch with upcoming Red Dot events via the FIDMDigitalArts Design & Digital Events Calendar (click  here) and also on The Red Dot’s Tumblr site (click here), which also includes interviews and highlights from past events.

Questions/comments? Email the editor, Mani O’Brien at mo’

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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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