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15 Examples of Mind Blowing Typography by Designer and Letterer Alex Trochut

With over 37,000 Behance followers, 31,000 Facebook fans and 17,000 Instagram followers, designer and illustrator Alex Trochut has no problem getting eyes on his work. Embarrassingly enough, I had never heard of Trochut until art director and FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Graphic Design Instructor Randy Dunbar told me about him. Immediately, I saw what it was about his...

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What’s New in Fonts: 9 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in November 2014

Discovering newly released well-designed fonts is a high for type lovers like myself. This month I discovered nine new fonts including one called Graphique Pro Next, an updated version of Graphique Pro designed by Hermann Eidenbenz in 1945. Another one I loved is Maritime Champion, a stencil based font that would be great for vintage branding and signage. Scroll down to view all nine fonts...

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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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“Fast and Furious 7″ Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Bri Kim

By FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim As a student in FIDM’s Digital Media program I recently completed a course in Digital Storytelling which places emphasis on effective storytelling. During this course, I learned the basics of storytelling and story structure so that, as an editor, you can portray your story in the most visually effective way possible. For this post, I will be reviewing...

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Design a Fall Inspired Wallpaper for November’s Desktop Wallpaper Challenge

When is the last time you designed something simply for the fun of it? In order to keep a roof over your head and bread on your table, it’s easy to get sucked into client work day after day where creativity is somewhat restricted. It’s important for creatives to express ourselves freely while still exercising our ability to design. Throw design restrictions out the window, have fun,...

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Q&A with FIDM Graphic Design Alumna Erin Rose Opperman, Graphic Designer at The Engine Is Red

Four years, three jobs, and one degree later. This is what it took for Erin Rose Opperman to go from “making ends meet” as a bartender to working full-time as a graphic designer at the creative agency The Engine Is Red. Opperman states, “I was 27 when I made the decision to go to FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising for my second degree. I knew I needed to...

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FIDM Hosts “InDesign InFashion” Meeting with Kate Spade’s Design Tech Manager, Kevin Sheffield

InDesign InFashion InDesign InFashion is one in a series of presentations on how InDesign is used in specific industries featuring Kate Spade Design Technical Manager, Kevin Sheffield. At this special meeting, Kevin Sheffield will guide you through the typical fashion design workflow with an emphasis on InDesign in the process. The overall goal is to keep the flow of creativity moving and avoid...

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Q&A with FIDM Graphic Design Alumna Anne Tran, Visual Graphic Designer at Forever 21

By Johnae McDonald Graphic Design Alumna Anne Tran graduated from the FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising program in Winter 2012, and has hit the ground running ever since. Currently a visual graphic designer for Forever 21, she gave us a little insight on what she does on a day-to-day basis, and offered some great advice to aspiring graphic designers. (FIDMDigitalArts.com) What...

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“Fast and Furious 7″ Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Bri Kim

By FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim As a student in FIDM’s Digital Media program I recently completed a course in Digital Storytelling which places emphasis on effective storytelling. During this course, I learned the basics of storytelling and story structure so that, as an editor, you can portray your story in the most visually effective way possible. For this post, I will be reviewing...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Rotoscoping Done Right In Crystal Kay’s “Dum Ditty Dumb” Music Video

Although the technique of rotoscoping has been around for nearly a hundred years, it’s rare that I find a video where it’s effect is so obviously felt. The fluid animation style in combination with both live action and 2D graphics make this music video a treat for any visual enthusiast. “DUM DITTY DUMB” – Crystal Kay [Official Video]   Directors Tani Ikeda...

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Will.I.Am Just Threw His Proverbial Hat into the Wearable Tech Ring

The Black Eyed Peas Member Announces the “Not Watch” Smart Cuff Vying against tech industry powerhouses Apple and Samsung over control of the next alleged “big thing” in wearable technology, musician, entrepreneur, and FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Alumnus Will.I.Am took the stage at tech conference Dreamforce in San Francisco last week to unveil his own...

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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 Digital Media Grad Promoted to President of Television & Gaming at Leading Global Entertainment Marketing Agency CREATE

FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Jonathan Gitlin has been promoted to the President of Television and Gaming at Create Advertising Group, an award-winning entertainment marketing agency recognized for its work developing film trailers, television spots and other audio visual material used in entertainment marketing. The company has worked with almost every major studio on high-profile campaigns for...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Edgy, Flashy Temporary Tattoos are on the Rise

A whole new career opportunity has opened up for graphic designers in the area of temporary tattoos thanks to brands like Tattify, Tattly and Flash Tattoos that are ramping up the noncommittal body art market. Above: 1 Various temporary tattoos by Tattly // 2 Top-selling “Twin Rose” tattoo by Tattify designed by Ien Levine // 3 “Child of Wild” temporary tattoos by Flash...

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15 Examples of Mind Blowing Typography by Designer and Letterer Alex Trochut

With over 37,000 Behance followers, 31,000 Facebook fans and 17,000 Instagram followers, designer and illustrator Alex Trochut has no problem getting eyes on his work. Embarrassingly enough, I had never heard of Trochut until art director and FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Graphic Design Instructor Randy Dunbar told me about him. Immediately, I saw what it was about his...

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What’s New in Fonts: 9 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released in November 2014

Discovering newly released well-designed fonts is a high for type lovers like myself. This month I discovered nine new fonts including one called Graphique Pro Next, an updated version of Graphique Pro designed by Hermann Eidenbenz in 1945. Another one I loved is Maritime Champion, a stencil based font that would be great for vintage branding and signage. Scroll down to view all nine fonts...

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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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