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Film Friday: CNN Announces Stunning Documentery Series With Filmmaker Phillip Bloom

A few weeks ago, one of our favorite filmmakers Phillip Bloom was finally able to reveal what he has been up to the past few months, and we were not disappointed. Bloom and crew have been traveling around the world the past four months filming an ambitious, visually stunning documentary for CNN called The Wonder List. Similar to CNN’s recent Parts Unknown shot by world-class DP Zach...

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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Elegant Black with Gold Holiday Packaging

Leading trend forecast and analysis company WGSN recently published its “Holiday Packaging Round Up 2014″ report, summarizing graphic design trends in holiday packaging, identifying black-with-gold-accents as a dominating color direction for product packaging. “Black with gold accents is a new luxurious colorway for winter celebrations set to remain through to 2016, as...

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What’s New in Fonts: 5 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released So Far in December 2014

Discovering newly released well-designed fonts is a highlight of the day for type lovers like myself. This week, I already discovered five great new fonts including one called Scripta, a thin script font that is a tribute to the advertising days of the 1940′s and 1950′s. Another one I loved is MohoBis, an intricate stroke based font that might not have many universal uses, but has...

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Freelancing 101: Setting Yourself Up for Success as a Student | A Post-FIDM Series by Alumna Sara Berkes

I don’t profess to know everything about being a freelancer—I don’t even think I know a whole lot about being a freelancer. But though I only graduated from FIDM’s Graphic Design Branding program in December 2013, and started my own freelance journey in March of 2014, I managed to hit the ground running. I started finding work almost immediately after I decided to try...

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9 Simple Steps to Editing Your First Video

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 Digital Media students at a leading design college like FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is located in the heart of the entertainment industry. Video is often used during...

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Three FIDM Graphic Design Students Win National Retail Federation’s Annual Holiday Card Contest

FIDM Graphic Design Students Emily Cooper, Alexander Rivera and Lilyan Urbanczuk have been announced as winners in the national holiday greeting card contest sponsored by the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association. Last month we told you about five FIDM Graphic Design Students who qualified as semi-finalists in the NRF’s annual holiday card design...

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Desktop Wallpaper Challenge: Fall Inspired Wallpapers Unveiled

Earlier this year we launched the monthly Desktop Wallpaper Challenge, which prompts our readers to design a desktop wallpaper around a given theme or piece of inspiration. Why? Creatives turn to various places for inspiration and one of the strongest, most common places to house inspiration is right on a computer’s desktop. What better time than now to update your wallpaper? Below you will...

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Motion Graphics Monday: This Pepsi Can Will Mesmerize You

If you are a regular reader of this blog you probably know how much we love well-executed transitions, and today’s piece of motion graphics inspiration is no exception. What I found particularly interesting about the transitions of this video was the fact that Tendril, the studio that created this piece, was tasked with “making it modular”. This means editing the head and tail...

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Film Friday: CNN Announces Stunning Documentery Series With Filmmaker Phillip Bloom

A few weeks ago, one of our favorite filmmakers Phillip Bloom was finally able to reveal what he has been up to the past few months, and we were not disappointed. Bloom and crew have been traveling around the world the past four months filming an ambitious, visually stunning documentary for CNN called The Wonder List. Similar to CNN’s recent Parts Unknown shot by world-class DP Zach...

Read More

9 Simple Steps to Editing Your First Video

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 Digital Media students at a leading design college like FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is located in the heart of the entertainment industry. Video is often used during...

Read More

Motion Graphics Monday: This Pepsi Can Will Mesmerize You

If you are a regular reader of this blog you probably know how much we love well-executed transitions, and today’s piece of motion graphics inspiration is no exception. What I found particularly interesting about the transitions of this video was the fact that Tendril, the studio that created this piece, was tasked with “making it modular”. This means editing the head and tail...

Read More

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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Graphic Design Trends 2014-2015: Elegant Black with Gold Holiday Packaging

Leading trend forecast and analysis company WGSN recently published its “Holiday Packaging Round Up 2014″ report, summarizing graphic design trends in holiday packaging, identifying black-with-gold-accents as a dominating color direction for product packaging. “Black with gold accents is a new luxurious colorway for winter celebrations set to remain through to 2016, as...

Read More

What’s New in Fonts: 5 Of Our Favorite Fonts Released So Far in December 2014

Discovering newly released well-designed fonts is a highlight of the day for type lovers like myself. This week, I already discovered five great new fonts including one called Scripta, a thin script font that is a tribute to the advertising days of the 1940′s and 1950′s. Another one I loved is MohoBis, an intricate stroke based font that might not have many universal uses, but has...

Read More

Freelancing 101: Setting Yourself Up for Success as a Student | A Post-FIDM Series by Alumna Sara Berkes

I don’t profess to know everything about being a freelancer—I don’t even think I know a whole lot about being a freelancer. But though I only graduated from FIDM’s Graphic Design Branding program in December 2013, and started my own freelance journey in March of 2014, I managed to hit the ground running. I started finding work almost immediately after I decided to try...

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