It’s difficult to imagine that any aspiring magazine designer wouldn’t know the name of infamously rebellious graphic designer, David Carson. So it makes sense that Helen Truong, who wants to be a publication designer and is earning her Graphic Design degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, decided to research Carson’s graphic design career as part of FIDM’s History of Design course.
“I learned that David Carson is incredible,” she says. “The amount of works that he has done is just astonishing. [Learning about him] was very inspiring for me.”
Truong says that she had an interest in graphic design after taking art courses in high school, which led her to FIDM where “the magic started.”
“I really enjoy the benefits and learning experience in the graphic design program,” she says. “In four quarters I’ve had the opportunity to experience many forms of graphic design such as creating calendars, magazines, CD albums, illustrations, photography and so on! I’m not sure if other art schools would have [offered] such a fast, yet effective way of learning.”
“I am very proud to work at this internship as it is one of the stepping stones for me to become as well-known as David Carson,” she says.
Above: Magazine cover for imagined publication, The Style designed by Truong, and photos of Fiesta Publications where Truong is a graphic design intern.
Below, read Truong’s first-hand description of Carson’s graphic design career:
Graphic Design Profile: David Carson
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