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Graphic Design Inspiration: 11 Fresh Portfolios From FIDM Grads

  With FIDM Winter Quarter 2017 ending, we present to you our Graphic Design Grad portfolios! Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the Graphic Design program. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with eye-catching art. Anne Chang Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. ...

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Seeing is Believing: Inside Visual Effects with Caleb Owens

(via ‎Scott Free Productions‎) Recently, Visual Effects Veteran Caleb Owens came to speak with FIDM Digital Media students about his previous experience, opinion on the current industry and what students should do now to achieve success in the Digital Media world. Scroll down for our full recap of it all. (via Marvel) (via Warner Brothers) (via Sony Pictures, MGM, Plan B Entertainment,...

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The Dynamic 2017 Oscar-Nominated Films For Cinematography

Cinematography is defined as “the art of making motion pictures.”  The 2017 Oscar nominated films “Arrival,” “La La Land,””Lion,””Moonlight” and “Silence” are all unique in the fact that they bring a wave of emotion, diversity, authenticity and masterful detail. There is no doubt that these films are pure works of art. Here is...

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FIDM Costume Design Students Take On LACOSTE At 2017 Costume Designers Guild Awards

For the fifth year in a row, LACOSTE has partnered with FIDM’s Film & TV Costume Design Students to create a dynamic collaboration. Last year, FIDM Students re-created Quentin Tarantino character looks with a LACOSTE polo as the base. This year, students designed fairytale costumes that incorporated the iconic polo shirt. These jaw-dropping designs debuted at the 2017 Costume...

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Power Up With Graphic Design Tutorials On Skillshare By Ubisoft’s Jonathan Lam

Jonathan Lam works as a concept and marketing artist at Ubisoft, a video game publisher responsible for “Assassin’s Creed” and “Just Dance 2017.” In his position, Lam helps create digital marketing art to promote their newest mobile games. If you’re looking for a way to expand your creative digital design skills, look no further! In addition to working for...

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It’s A Denim World At True Religion HQ

Recently, FIDM got the inside scoop on what life is like at True Religion’s Headquarters in Manhattan Beach, Calif. In case you missed the coverage the day-of, here’s a recap of what went down on FIDM’s Instagram and Snapchat. We chatted with CEO John Ermatinger and CFO Dali Snyder, along with Graphic Designers and other members of the True Religion HQ Team about everything...

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Embody Luxury: Design A Fragrance Bottle For Hermès

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY ALERT: Hermès and designboom have teamed up to offer individuals the chance to put their creativity to the test on the packaging for a limited edition bottle for Terre d’Hermès—a flagship fragrance for men. This design competition is open to everyone and winners will not only be granted the opportunity to have their design realized, but the top three entrants...

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Getting Social With Calli Cholodenko

FIDM Social Media Instructor Calli Cholodenko recently took over the FIDM Instagram to showcase and give insight into her career as the Creative Director for Something Social. According to their website, Something Social is a boutique digital marketing and social media firm that specializes in lifestyle brands. Their main objective is to help brands discover their voice and vision within...

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How Far I’ll Go: Interview With ‘Moana’ Visual Development Artist Neysa Bové

There’s no telling how far FIDM Grad Neysa Bové will go! A Visual Development Artist for Disney, Bové recently worked on designing the costumes for animated film, “Moana.” As the film has taken the world by storm, her vision has been embodied through a combination of animation and fashion. She learned some of her skills while taking pattern making and sewing classes at...

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Graphic Designer Jon Ezell Takes Us To Work At Billabong

FIDM Graphic Design Grad Jon Ezell works at Billabong USA as a Senior User Experience Designer. He works on apps, websites and even in-store touchscreen experiences. We were fortunate enough to have him takeover FIDM’s Instagram Stories. Come along with us as he takes us through a day in his professional life at Billabong USA. First on the agenda is designing (and redesigning) the...

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8 Stunning Visuals From La La Land

Easily the most visually dynamic film of 2016, La La Land is the “original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.” Cinematographer Linus Sandgren drew inspiration from the Old Hollywood aesthetic to create a fairytale masterpiece shot entirely on 35 millimeter film. According to Where To Watch article, Sandgren says, “Digital video captures reality...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 8 Fresh Portfolios From FIDM Grads

  Fall quarter has reached its end, which means new creative portfolios from FIDM Graphic Design Graduates are here! Within each designer’s work contains the essential skills learned within the FIDM Graphic Design program including digital imaging, photography and branding. With their new knowledge, these grads will take it with them onto their desired industry. Scroll down to see...

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Moana: A Stunning Representation of CG Animation

MOANA: The film you watched with wide eyes, a smile and a heart full of nostalgia. “Moana’s” innovative artistry is sewn together in a way that is ushering in a new era of animated films. Directors John Musker and Ron Clements have created masterpieces like “The Little Mermaid,”  “Aladdin,” “Hercules” and “The Princess and the...

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It’s a ‘Hungry Shark World’ for Ubisoft’s Jonathan Lam

 Life has always been a game for Graphic Designer Jonathan Lam. As a Marketing Artist for Ubisoft, Lam creates icons, logos, 3D renders and much more for the video game development company. Currently, he is in charge of creating the marketing art for the mobile games, “Hungry Shark World” and “Hungry Shark Evolution.” In the past, he was a freelance artist designing...

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7 Visually Dynamic Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Los Angeles: The City of Angels  (via kcet.org) This vibrant, exciting and progressive city is home to so many stunning landmarks. From Griffith Observatory, to Walt Disney Concert Hall, to LACMA, the amount of places to see are endless. Luckily, FIDM is located in the heart of this great city. Students have a wide variety of architecture, art scenes, ocean views, mountain ranges, fashion...

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Wearable Technology: 6 Brands That Are Changing the World

In case you didn’t realize it, we live in an era completely enveloped in technology. As time goes on, the fashion industry only becomes a bigger part of this. The “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” theme at this year’s Met Gala proves that.  Although wearable technology has not completely taken over the world, there are a wide variety of brands making...

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