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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Branding & Portfolio Packaging/Leave Behinds by FIDM Graphic Design Students
Jul16

Branding & Portfolio Packaging/Leave Behinds by FIDM Graphic Design Students

Graphic design involves more than computer software skills in programs like Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Students earning their Graphic Design degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising learn hands-on skills like measuring, trimming and mounting for presentation boards, which translates to construction for packaging using die lines, projects with hard-cover book covers and multi-page layouts, and more. In...

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Don’t Miss the Mesmerizing Details in this Graphic Design/Entertainment Portfolio by FIDM Grad, Kenzi Gong
Jun28

Don’t Miss the Mesmerizing Details in this Graphic Design/Entertainment Portfolio by FIDM Grad, Kenzi Gong

It’s clear that Hyunjun “Kenzi” Gong, a Graphic Design/Entertainment graduate of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, has a passion for graphic design. His final portfolio, shown here, demonstrates a range of sophisticated styles, photo rendering skills and conceptual thinking. Don’t take our word for it– check it out for yourself! (We recommend viewing in full screen). Browse more portfolios...

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New Portfolio: FIDM Grad, Lauren Corallo, Hired as Jr. Graphic Designer upon Graduation
Mar20

New Portfolio: FIDM Grad, Lauren Corallo, Hired as Jr. Graphic Designer upon Graduation

“Art was my passion from the time I could hold a crayon,” says recent Graphic Design graduate, Lauren Corallo. “It wasn’t until an amazing high school teacher, Dianna Cure, [at Arcadia High School] introduced me to the world of graphic design and all of its creative career possibilities that I knew this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.” Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Corallo earned her Graphic...

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