Student Spotlight: FIDM Graphic Design Student, Van Do, Explains the Constructivism Design Era

Students in the Graphic Design program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising understand the importance of studying the history of design, delving into the art and design movements which helped to shape the current creative industry.

FIDM Graphic Design Student, Van Do.During their studies in Design I, Design II and History of Design, taught by FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Alex Gardos, FIDM Students research and report upon a design movement of their choice, and critique the elements that define the era. Reporting on the principles and elements of design, and on the pivotal leaders in the design movement, FIDM Students are challenged further- they must present their findings in the form of a report that is also designed in the style of the movement.

Last quarter, current FIDM Graphic Design/Branding Student, Van Do, wrote and designed a report on the Constructivism design movement.
She describes the Constructivism design style as “based on precise alignments, geometrics and very limited in the colors chosen to convey the designs.”

“I chose Constructivism as the topic for my report because I felt I can relate to the designs during that era,” says Van. “I am particularly picky on my alignments and love to make everything evenly spaced and precise.”

In her fourth quarter at FIDM, Van says that completing this assignment helped her identify with the design elements that define the Constructivism design era.

“Designing every single page of the report not only enhances the reading experience, but also allowed me to understand the stylistics of Constructivism to the point where the designs of each page came naturally to me,” she says.

Check out excerpts from Van’s report below, and to download Van’s full report, click on the icon below or click here.

FIDM Graphic Design/Branding Student, Van Do, Reports on the Constructivism Design Movement.

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Author: Mani

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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