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FIDM Alumni Spotlight: Dennis Kennedy’s Graphic Design Career Merges his Interests in Sports & Design

After diverting from a career in sports medicine to pursue the creative arts, FIDM Graphic Design Grad Dennis Kennedy’s career path has come full-circle as a graphic designer at sport management and marketing firm, PRIME Athletes. During his studies as a professional designation graphic design student at FIDM, Kennedy seized the opportunity to apply his interest in sports during a class project...

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Filmmaking Tip: Featuring Logos & Trademarks In An Independent Film

Have you ever watched a film or television show and noticed that the character’s shirt or one of the props is being censored? My initial thoughts on this were always, “Oh…the creator probably never got the proper rights to use the logo, how unfortunate.” It turns out that I couldn’t be more wrong. For aspiring independent filmmakers, it’s important to...

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Graphic Design Trends 2015: Sketchbook Illustrations on Urban Tees

Leading trend forecast company WGSN recently reported key graphic design trends and emerging new directions for prints and graphics across American markets from apparel industry Las Vegas tradeshows Capsule, Agenda, Project, Pool and Liberty. Citing “sketchbook” graphics as a key trend in T-shirt designs in its Las Vegas Trade Shows Prints & Graphics Marketing Report, WGSN states...

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FIDM Graphic Design Instructor & Dept. Coordinator Lisa Hoffman Unveils New Public Art in Bay Area

Lisa Hoffman, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Instructor and Department Coordinator for Graphic Design, Visual Communications, and Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing at the San Francisco campus is also a visual artist. Last year, Hoffman was commissioned by Oakland’s Koreatown Northgate Community Benefit District to design a utility box and companion meter as...

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Film Friday: See Dubai Like Never Before In Rob Whitworth’s Groundbreaking “Flow Motion” Video

It’s amazing how quality work can affect us as creative individuals. After a sluggish start to the day I stumbled across Rob Whitworth’s latest hyperlapse or “flow motion” video as he likes to call it, and immediately felt an overwhelming rush of motivation and inspiration. This happens to me every time I find someone that pushes new boundaries in their field and with this...

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How To: Create a Realistic Embroider Mockup Effect Using Adobe Photoshop (With Free Downloads!)

One of the most important things I have learned so far in my career is the simple fact that you do not have to reinvent the wheel every time you want to accomplish something. Last year for example I was working on a logo design for a client that wanted it embroidered onto a fitted baseball hat. As always I wanted to provide my client with a realistic mockup and after wasting two precious hours...

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10 Stunning Recent Award-Winning Website Designs We Love

From one website in 1991 to over 1 billion websites in 2014, the Internet is continuing to evolve at an exponential pace. Now more than ever, a brand’s website needs to be visually compelling while simultaneously remaining functional across a wide variety of devices. However, accomplishing this task is no easy feat. Today we want to showcase some of our favorite websites that successfully...

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See “Inside Out” Musical by Award-Winning Playwright and Lyricist, FIDM Graphic Design Instructor Doug Haverty

Formerly of A&M Records and Vice President of Creative Services at All American Communications, Doug Haverty has taught many Graphic Design courses at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. He still takes on new projects, often merging his passion for music and design, through his design firm Art & Soul Design in Burbank, CA. “Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Inside...

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Filmmaking Tip: Featuring Logos & Trademarks In An Independent Film

Have you ever watched a film or television show and noticed that the character’s shirt or one of the props is being censored? My initial thoughts on this were always, “Oh…the creator probably never got the proper rights to use the logo, how unfortunate.” It turns out that I couldn’t be more wrong. For aspiring independent filmmakers, it’s important to...

Read More

Film Friday: See Dubai Like Never Before In Rob Whitworth’s Groundbreaking “Flow Motion” Video

It’s amazing how quality work can affect us as creative individuals. After a sluggish start to the day I stumbled across Rob Whitworth’s latest hyperlapse or “flow motion” video as he likes to call it, and immediately felt an overwhelming rush of motivation and inspiration. This happens to me every time I find someone that pushes new boundaries in their field and with this...

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Motion Graphics Inspiration: Andrew Popplestone’s HEAD Rebels Promo Video Will Get Your Heart Racing

After watching the promotional video for the HEAD World Cup Rebels team, my pulse immediately increased and I was left feeling uneasy. It reminds me of the feeling I get when I watch the opening title sequence of “Fight Club.” Little did I know that these feelings were completely intentional. Check it out for yourself below.   After a Google search I learned that the HEAD World...

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View the Visually Stunning Title Sequences of the 87th Academy Awards

It’s the week after the illustrious Academy Awards and as usual, the Internet is buzzing. While most blogs are digging deep into passionate discussions about the award winners, best moments, and the night’s fashion mishaps, we want to showcase the visually stunning and well-executed title sequences designed and directed by Henry Hobson. As part of a series of 20 different graphic...

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12 Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads To Keep An Eye On In 2015

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start 2015 design inspiration off right by sharing some inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as...

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5 Simple Steps to Designing Your First Movie Poster

Even in today’s increasingly digital world, traditional print and video marketing still lie at the center of any major advertising campaign. No one knows or understands this concept better than graphic design students at a leading design college like FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is located in the heart of the entertainment industry. Although it’s impossible to...

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FIDM Alumni Spotlight: Dennis Kennedy’s Graphic Design Career Merges his Interests in Sports & Design

After diverting from a career in sports medicine to pursue the creative arts, FIDM Graphic Design Grad Dennis Kennedy’s career path has come full-circle as a graphic designer at sport management and marketing firm, PRIME Athletes. During his studies as a professional designation graphic design student at FIDM, Kennedy seized the opportunity to apply his interest in sports during a class project...

Read More

Graphic Design Trends 2015: Sketchbook Illustrations on Urban Tees

Leading trend forecast company WGSN recently reported key graphic design trends and emerging new directions for prints and graphics across American markets from apparel industry Las Vegas tradeshows Capsule, Agenda, Project, Pool and Liberty. Citing “sketchbook” graphics as a key trend in T-shirt designs in its Las Vegas Trade Shows Prints & Graphics Marketing Report, WGSN states...

Read More

FIDM Graphic Design Instructor & Dept. Coordinator Lisa Hoffman Unveils New Public Art in Bay Area

Lisa Hoffman, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Instructor and Department Coordinator for Graphic Design, Visual Communications, and Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing at the San Francisco campus is also a visual artist. Last year, Hoffman was commissioned by Oakland’s Koreatown Northgate Community Benefit District to design a utility box and companion meter as...

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