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Motion Graphics Monday: Watch the Beautiful Short Film ‘How to Catch a Bird’

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no...

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Film Friday: Get Inspired by Award Winning Design and Motion Studio ‘ManvsMachine’

Start your creativity-fueled weekend off right by checking out the work of ManvsMachine, a London based multi D&AD and Cannes Gold Lion award winning design and motion studio. Their goal is to “work with forward thinking clients to create progressive and effective visual communication for a global audience.” Based on the quality of their work and the tier of their clients, the...

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Inside FIDM: Get to Know Graphic Design Student & Illustrator Alex Jimenez

Though he has a keen eye for both design and illustration, FIDM Graphic Design Student Alex Jimenez’s passion for design extends beyond the visual to the theoretical and historical as well. Citing advertising as “the most interesting part of graphic design” for him at the moment, Alex describes the reason behind this as one sure to melt any design instructor’s heart: “[advertising]...

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Spend the Day With Your Future: Attend FIDM’s Open House Saturday August 15

If you are a regular reader of the blog, you have seen the quality of work that continues to be produced by students and graduates from the graphic design and digital media programs at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. This level of quality and detail lead to a wide range of successful careers. From Marvel Studios Senior Project Manager, Truly Beers to Jonathan Gitlin,...

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Recent Grad Spotlight: Digital Media Alumna Emily Müller & DASH Boutique Ecommerce Intern

We love featuring the work of graduating FIDM Digital Media Students, who learn all aspects of film post-production including editing, motion graphics, sound design and so much more, and Emily Müller is no exception. While most college programs teach students specific aspects of filmmaking, such as editing, directing or cinematography, FIDM Digital Media Students learn a foundation in...

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10 Imaginary Coffee Brands You Wish Were Real Designed By FIDM Graphic Design Students

It takes a lot of creative energy and hard work to personify a brand– a challenge that FIDM Graphic Design Students know all too well. FIDM Students learn what it takes to develop a cohesive brand story, designing visual elements for imaginary companies– the results of which are not only impressive, but completely believable. When tasked with personifying a brand, caffeine must be on the...

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Fall 2015 Color Trend Report + Free Downloads: ’70s Hues Make a Comeback this Fall

To pinpoint the hot color trends for fall 2015, we looked to leading trend forecast company WGSN, as well as Pantone–the world’s authority on color trends– to research which colors would dominate our fashion, interior and graphic design this fall. The trending colors for fall 2015 have been described as “decidedly ’70s” by Harper’s Bazaar’s Sarah Lindig....

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Graphic Design Trends 2015: Bold Off-Kilter and Asymmetric Colorful Graphics

Leading trend forecast company WGSN recently reported key 2015 graphic design trends  and emerging new directions for prints and graphics across American sports and fitness markets pulling from brands such as Nike, New Balance, Adidas, and Salt Gypsy. Citing “geo-splicing” graphics as a key trend alert from June, WGSN states, “Colour-blocking takes on a spliced geometric style,...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Watch the Beautiful Short Film ‘How to Catch a Bird’

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no...

Read More

Film Friday: Get Inspired by Award Winning Design and Motion Studio ‘ManvsMachine’

Start your creativity-fueled weekend off right by checking out the work of ManvsMachine, a London based multi D&AD and Cannes Gold Lion award winning design and motion studio. Their goal is to “work with forward thinking clients to create progressive and effective visual communication for a global audience.” Based on the quality of their work and the tier of their clients, the...

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Recent Grad Spotlight: Digital Media Alumna Emily Müller & DASH Boutique Ecommerce Intern

We love featuring the work of graduating FIDM Digital Media Students, who learn all aspects of film post-production including editing, motion graphics, sound design and so much more, and Emily Müller is no exception. While most college programs teach students specific aspects of filmmaking, such as editing, directing or cinematography, FIDM Digital Media Students learn a foundation in...

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Design Inspiration: 12 Fresh Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

With the close of another great quarter here at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we have many inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates to share with you. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual...

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Inside Entertainment Design: Q&A with Art Director Rafael Van Winkel

The importance of entertainment design has always been a big focus here at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Understanding the components and techniques of a successful entertainment campaign is crucial for any designer entering the industry, especially in California. At first glance it’s easy to think that entertainment design is all about designing movie posters and...

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Design Inspiration: 14 Fresh Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

With the close of another great quarter here at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we have many inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates to share with you. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual...

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Inside FIDM: Get to Know Graphic Design Student & Illustrator Alex Jimenez

Though he has a keen eye for both design and illustration, FIDM Graphic Design Student Alex Jimenez’s passion for design extends beyond the visual to the theoretical and historical as well. Citing advertising as “the most interesting part of graphic design” for him at the moment, Alex describes the reason behind this as one sure to melt any design instructor’s heart: “[advertising]...

Read More

10 Imaginary Coffee Brands You Wish Were Real Designed By FIDM Graphic Design Students

It takes a lot of creative energy and hard work to personify a brand– a challenge that FIDM Graphic Design Students know all too well. FIDM Students learn what it takes to develop a cohesive brand story, designing visual elements for imaginary companies– the results of which are not only impressive, but completely believable. When tasked with personifying a brand, caffeine must be on the...

Read More

Fall 2015 Color Trend Report + Free Downloads: ’70s Hues Make a Comeback this Fall

To pinpoint the hot color trends for fall 2015, we looked to leading trend forecast company WGSN, as well as Pantone–the world’s authority on color trends– to research which colors would dominate our fashion, interior and graphic design this fall. The trending colors for fall 2015 have been described as “decidedly ’70s” by Harper’s Bazaar’s Sarah Lindig....

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