Ten Intriguing Articles for Design Inspiration Chosen by FIDM Graphic Design Director, Steve Reaves
Sep11

Ten Intriguing Articles for Design Inspiration Chosen by FIDM Graphic Design Director, Steve Reaves

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 for...

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How To: Create Color Palettes Using Your Favorite Images
Jul12

How To: Create Color Palettes Using Your Favorite Images

We recently wrote an article about ColourCode (Colourco.de) which is a great resource for creating and managing color palettes. We quickly thought to ourselves, what good is a color palette creator if you don’t have a method of conceptualizing new and unique groups of color? One of our favorite and most successful ways to develop these new color palettes is to create them using an image that helps convey our target look and...

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Attention Graduating Digital Media, Graphic Design Students: Submit Your Designs & Films to Adobe Achievement Awards by June 21
Jun03

Attention Graduating Digital Media, Graphic Design Students: Submit Your Designs & Films to Adobe Achievement Awards by June 21

Editor’s Note: The FIDMDigitalArts Blog is excited to introduce a new contributor, Sara Berkes. She is a currently earning her Graphic Design/Branding degree at FIDM as a Professional Designation student. Read more about Sara in a previous blog post here. By Sara Berkes The second submission session is open for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA), an international competition in design that celebrates and recognizes (by...

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Business of Fashion Interviews Magazine Art Director, Design Legend Fabien Baron
May06

Business of Fashion Interviews Magazine Art Director, Design Legend Fabien Baron

If you’re an aspiring magazine designer, whether it’s photography, graphic design or art direction sparks your interest,  chances are you’ve been influenced by the work of famous art director Fabien Baron if you’ve read the fashion glossies over the course of the past 20 years. Considered a modern-day icon whose design aesthetic has influenced the high fashion publishing industry at large, Baron has designed...

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Calling all Fashion Photographers! Crossroads Trading Co. Invites You to Enter its 20th Annual Fashion Photo Competition
Apr10

Calling all Fashion Photographers! Crossroads Trading Co. Invites You to Enter its 20th Annual Fashion Photo Competition

All amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter Crossroads Rading Co.s’ 20th annual Fashion Photo Contest April 1st through May 26, 2013. Winning photos will show “the most attractive presentation of currently fashionable clothing.” Photographs will also be evaluated on the basis of originality, creativity, composition and overall quality. enter Share your fashion vision with the world! read the rules...

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Double Take! Stylesight Predicts Sunbleached Double Vision Graphics in S/S ’13 Activewear
Nov06

Double Take! Stylesight Predicts Sunbleached Double Vision Graphics in S/S ’13 Activewear

Leading trend forecast and analysis company, Stylesight, compiled their recent graphic design findings for activewear clothing based on leading tradeshows in the United States and Europe from June through September 2012. Active tradeshows Agenda, Bright, ISPO, Outdoor Retailer and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) revealed the following graphic design trends according to Stylesight in its Active Trade Show S/S 13- Prints &...

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NBA Careers, Gaming Consoles, Bigfoot & More – Infographics by FIDM/SF Graphic Design Students
Jul25

NBA Careers, Gaming Consoles, Bigfoot & More – Infographics by FIDM/SF Graphic Design Students

Graphic design can evoke emotions, communicate complicated ideas and at its best, do both. Given the fast-paced and overwhelming amount of information that’s thrown at us every day, it’s no wonder that we are seeing more and more infographics (a.k.a. information graphics or graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge) crop up in all mediums from print to online and via digital media. David McCandless, a data...

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Get Fresh Design Inspiration During Portfolio Week on FIDMDigitalArts.com
Jun18

Get Fresh Design Inspiration During Portfolio Week on FIDMDigitalArts.com

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising celebrated its Graduation Ceremony over the weekend, unleashing another class of talented creative graduates into the fashion and entertainment industries. On the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog, our special focus on FIDM Digital Media and FIDM Graphic Design Students and Alumni continues this week. We’ll be posting photos from graduation, new portfolios, and projects developed by...

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