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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Interview with FIDM Graphic Design Graduate, Evan Lampropoulos
Apr01

Interview with FIDM Graphic Design Graduate, Evan Lampropoulos

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on January 3, 2011. FIDM was deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Evan Lampropoulos who passed away on March 25, 2011. His positive demeanor, contagious smile and enthusiasm for design was apparent to anyone whose life he touched, and he will truly be missed. Evan Lampropoulos was already absorbed in the action sports industry as a professional snowboarder and working for...

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Just Accepted! Interviews with New FIDM Graphic Design and Digital Media Students
Mar16

Just Accepted! Interviews with New FIDM Graphic Design and Digital Media Students

Just Accepted FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Student, Michael De Avila, is a talented and accomplished singer and actor, but he also has a passion for Digital Media. “I thought FIDM was just a fashion school, but when I took a tour of the Los Angeles campus and talked to some of the teachers to see what the Digital Media program had to offer, I knew this major would be perfect for me,” he says. Read...

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FIDM Graphic Design Students To Present Their Portfolios at Apple/San Francisco This Friday, March 18
Mar14

FIDM Graphic Design Students To Present Their Portfolios at Apple/San Francisco This Friday, March 18

  For the seventh year, graduating Graphic Design Students from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s San Francisco campus will be presenting their final portfolios in a public presentation, at the Apple Store Theater in San Francisco this Friday, March 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. “This is an amazing opportunity for the students to get some real-world experience talking about their work in public and a...

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Featured Competition: The 90th Annual Art Director’s Club (ADC) Student Design Awards
Jan31

Featured Competition: The 90th Annual Art Director’s Club (ADC) Student Design Awards

Attention design students! Registration for the 90th Annual Art Director’s Club Awards is open (click here to submit). More than ever students need to stand out from the graduating crowds. Winning an ADC Cube is a great way to broadcast your accomplishments and talents, those of your professors and your school. You work will be seen and evaluated by world renowned creative directors, art directors, photographers, illustrators,...

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Congratulations! FIDMDigitalArts.com Interviews Recent Graphic Design Graduate, Giselle Blanco
Jan24

Congratulations! FIDMDigitalArts.com Interviews Recent Graphic Design Graduate, Giselle Blanco

Often seen sporting mutli-colored hair and spunky fashion choices, Giselle Blanco’s personal style is not unlike the vibe of her graphic design portfolio, which combines a mixture of bright pops of color and grungy typographic choices on her T-shirt designs, skateboard and surfboard designs, and magazine covers. As a recent graduate of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Giselle presented her final graphic...

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Featured Competition: “Doodle 4 Google” (K-12)
Jan20

Featured Competition: “Doodle 4 Google” (K-12)

Google has launched the fourth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, inviting K-12 students to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see, around the theme of “What I’d like to do someday…” “We believe that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow’s leaders and inventors,” Google says, explaining their idea behind the “Doodle 4...

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Design Industry News: You Can’t Miss Esquire Magazine’s iPad Application (Video Demo)
Jan19

Design Industry News: You Can’t Miss Esquire Magazine’s iPad Application (Video Demo)

Esquire Magazine always seems to be on the forefront of magazine design, setting the bar for publication aesthetics with elegant type treatment, appreciation for white space and playful use of color application. So it comes to no surprise that the iPad version of the magazine is causing a positive stir. Incorporating the same classic design principles, Esquire is offering an innovative iPad version of the printed glossy, allowing its...

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