New Gallery Feature! Browse Videos, Trailers and Short Films by FIDM Digital Media Alumni
Apr21

New Gallery Feature! Browse Videos, Trailers and Short Films by FIDM Digital Media Alumni

The FIDM Digital Arts Blog has launched a new gallery dedicated to work by FIDM Digital Media Alumni! Browse trailers, motion graphics reels, short films and more videos that have been produced, edited, designed and directed by Digital Media Graduates of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Be sure to check back as we add new stories each week to the FIDM Digital Media gallery by visiting...

Read More
Fargo Adapted into a TV Mini Series: Watch the Trailer by FIDM Alumni at Create Advertising
Apr07

Fargo Adapted into a TV Mini Series: Watch the Trailer by FIDM Alumni at Create Advertising

The Coen brothers’ dark and quirky Academy Award-winning film Fargo is coming to television in a 10-episode mini television series this month. FX is bringing the series to life, which  ”will follow a new case and new characters, all entrenched in the trademark humor, murder and ‘Minnesota nice’” that has made the film an enduring classic even 18 years after its 1996 release. The star-studded cast includes...

Read More
Four Tips for Creating a Graphic Design Portfolio: An Open Letter to Graphic Design Students from FIDM Grad Sara Berkes
Feb27

Four Tips for Creating a Graphic Design Portfolio: An Open Letter to Graphic Design Students from FIDM Grad Sara Berkes

Above: Graphic design portfolio by FIDM Grad Sara Berkes. Click the “Next” arrows to scroll. As a student at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, putting together your final graphic design portfolio is a 10-week labor of love, hard work, and definitely a few tears (or an 11-week labor in my lucky case). You’ll want to pull your hair out hearing “it’s just not there yet” for the thousandth time. You’ll have...

Read More
Industry Insiders: Graphic Designer Ben Suarez on the Future of Graphic Design
Dec27

Industry Insiders: Graphic Designer Ben Suarez on the Future of Graphic Design

In this new column, FIDMDigitalArts.com asks leading graphic designers and filmmakers and other industry insiders to weigh in on what’s happening in their industry in 2014 and beyond. Graphic Design Industry Insider Q&A: Name: Ben Suarez Title: NBCUniversal TV Consumer Products graphic designer & founder of vintage goods brand ALDRTREE Hometown: Los Angeles First-ever job: Restaurant server First job in the industry: Graphic...

Read More
Industry Insiders: Games Capture Director Jay Trumbull on the Future of Digital Media
Dec24

Industry Insiders: Games Capture Director Jay Trumbull on the Future of Digital Media

In this new column, FIDMDigitalArts.com asks leading graphic designers and filmmakers and other industry insiders to weigh in on what’s happening in their industry in 2014 and beyond. Below, hear from FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Jay Trumbull who develops video game trailers at leading digital media agency, Ant Farm. Digital Media Industry Insider Q&A: Name: Jay Trumbull Title: Games Capture Director at leading agency Ant Farm...

Read More
FIDM Alumnus & Graphic Designer Ben Suarez Launches Vintage Goods Brand “ALDRTREE”
Nov19

FIDM Alumnus & Graphic Designer Ben Suarez Launches Vintage Goods Brand “ALDRTREE”

By day you can find graphic designer Ben Suarez developing products and graphics for modern television brands like “Parks and Recreation,” “The Mindy Project,” “Bates Motel,” “Grimm,” and ”The Munsters” as a graphic designer for NBCUniversal TV Consumer Products. By night, though, Suarez focuses his attention on his own brand, ALDRTREE, which reflects his passion for the...

Read More
Five Inspiring and Bookmark-Worthy Graphic Design Blogs (Disclaimer: These are Addictive!)
Oct24

Five Inspiring and Bookmark-Worthy Graphic Design Blogs (Disclaimer: These are Addictive!)

The Web offers plenty of places to draw design inspiration from, but one of my favorite ways to stay current with graphic design trends and the amazing work that other people are doing is to follow the blogs of successful and talented designers. From providing advice, to sharing their design process and recent work, to creating fun content, graphic design blogs are often a creative playground of sorts for their authors. Below are five...

Read More
FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Releases Interactive Animated Children’s Book
Oct21

FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Releases Interactive Animated Children’s Book

FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Daniel Rappaport has released an interactive animated children’s fantasy book on Amazon and  iTunes, “The Legend of the Lost Rose.” “I have been a fan of fantasy my entire life– it’s my favorite genre,” says Rappaport who earned his degree in Digital Media from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2008 and is the founder of fantasy entertainment company Pazzaria Productions. “With my...

Read More