Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter
Sep22

Browse Inspiring Graphic Design Portfolios from FIDM’s 2014 Summer Quarter

With the close of another great quarter at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we are ready to start the first day of fall 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 sequential design and conceptual thinking....

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FIDM Alumni Spotlight: An Interview With Graphic Design Graduate Candace Peoples
Jul24

FIDM Alumni Spotlight: An Interview With Graphic Design Graduate Candace Peoples

A recent Graphic Design graduate of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Candace Peoples‘ final portfolio demonstrates strong typography, publication design, color theory, and unique conceptual art direction skills. After graduating with such a strong portfolio, FIDM interviewed Candace to get some insights into her background, creativity, and what made her decide peruse Graphic Design at FIDM. Scroll down to read the...

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25 Great Examples of Logos Redesigned by FIDM Graphic Design Students
Jul23

25 Great Examples of Logos Redesigned by FIDM Graphic Design Students

Logo design is a challenging and often overlooked aspect of graphic design. The most successful marks are those dynamic enough to represent a brand’s personality, iconic enough to be legible and recognizable across all mediums large or small (think Twitter icons), and the best logos can withstand the test of time with an appearance classic enough to maintain its relevance despite the evolution of design trends (think Shell,...

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Vote For FIDM to Win Canstruction Orange County’s People’s Choice Award
Sep04

Vote For FIDM to Win Canstruction Orange County’s People’s Choice Award

When creativity and charity are combined you get Canstruction, the most unique food charity in the world. Canstruction is a nonprofit organization that holds annual design and build competitions to construct beautiful structures made entirely out of canned food. At the end of these competitions, the structures are dismantled and the canned food gets donated to local food banks for distribution. According to their website, the mission...

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FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Lisa Hoffman, Creates Unique & Interactive Puzzle Game Embedded Into Burning Man Map Design
Aug26

FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Lisa Hoffman, Creates Unique & Interactive Puzzle Game Embedded Into Burning Man Map Design

For the past twelve years, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Graphic Design Instructor and Bay Area artist Lisa Hoffman has designed the official map handed to all attendees of Burning Man, and this year, she has embedded a unique puzzle game directly into the map’s design that allows attendees to explore, interact, and do things they might not have done otherwise. What is a Burning Man? According to the official...

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The History and Impact of Pinterest
Aug16

The History and Impact of Pinterest

When studying the history of graphic design, students earning their Graphic Design degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising discover how famous designs reflect social and cultural attitudes over time. This brings up an intriguing question. How will the famous designs of today affect these attitudes in the future? Recently, FIDM Graphic Design Student Richard Noguchi dissected the social networking website...

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10 Fantastic Websites for Design Inspiration Chosen by FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Randy Dunbar
Aug08

10 Fantastic Websites for Design Inspiration Chosen by FIDM Graphic Design Instructor, Randy Dunbar

  Inspiration is a critical element of producing creative work. Thanks to the Internet, we have thousands of websites, tools, and images at our fingertips to help spark our creative enthusiasm. Utilizing these great resources is something that is encouraged for all creatives, but sifting through this vast array of information can be overwhelming at times. One of the best ways of finding quality inspirational websites is to ask...

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Get Inspired by Amazing Illustrative Graphics for Skate Decks & Apparel by FIDM Graphic Design Grad, Glen Sese
Sep20

Get Inspired by Amazing Illustrative Graphics for Skate Decks & Apparel by FIDM Graphic Design Grad, Glen Sese

It’s portfolio week on the FIDMDigitalArts Blog! Get inspired by the hand-drawn illustrations and colorful apparel graphics designs of recent FIDM Graphic Design graduate, Glen Sese. Students earning their graphic design degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising are encouraged to incorporate their own original illustrations and photographs into their portfolios as frequently as possible and recent Graphic...

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