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  • Sep
    07
    2016

    FIDM Runs in the Family For Sibling Grads Stephanie Suarez and Ben Suarez

    Los Angeles natives Stephanie Suarez and Ben Suarez were both drawn to FIDM for their academic careers. Stephanie, who attended FIDM a few years prior to her brother, studied fashion and is currently a senior designer at Kate Hudson's activewear company, Fabletics. Meanwhile, Ben is currently a product designer working on Periscope at Twitter in San Francisco. We recently chatted with these successful siblings to learn more about their respective paths. 

    FIDM Major/Grad Year:

    Stephanie: Fashion Design, 2008 

    BenGraphic Design (Branding), 2011

    How did you hear about FIDM?

    Stephanie: After deciding that I wanted to pursue a career in fashion, I begin researching college opportunities while I was in high school. As a local, FIDM stood out immediately. Once I visited the school with my parents, we knew we had found a match for me.

    Ben: I heard about the Graphic Design Program and the exciting work they were doing through my sister when she was attending FIDM for Fashion Design. 

    What have you been up to since graduation?

    Stephanie: Since graduating from FIDM, I've been steadily working as a designer in the active/sports market. I've been fortunate to translate a passion for athletics into a career that has seen my designs featured on the Olympic courts and the pages of Vogue. With significant commercial success in fast fashion and landing professional athletes on best dressed lists, my work has spanned from surfing to skateboarding, tennis to triathlons, and everything in between. Past work includes K-Swiss, where I started as an intern prior to graduation, designing for Roxy swim and fitness, leading Forever 21's active division, and launching Carbon38's private label. 

    Ben: Prior to Twitter, I've worked as a graphic designer for Disney Consumer Products and Disney Stores, as well as for NBCUniversal TV Consumer Products. 

    How did FIDM help prepare you for your career?

    Stephanie: My time at FIDM felt more like a full-time job rather than school, which I think is a really positive aspect that helps transition to the working world upon graduation. I was able to treat each class and project like an important part of my career, not just an exercise for a grade. 

    Ben: FIDM's program gave me a lot of balance and design diversity, from branding and packaging to web design, which helped inform me as to what I enjoy best.

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  • Mar
    08
    2016

    Graphic Design Graduate Runs Her Own Design Firm in Jakarta, Indonesia

    Name: Krizia Soetaniman Occupation: Graphic designer and owner Company: KriziaSoe Design Location: Jakarta, Indonesia FIDM Major: Graphic Design Graduated: 2015 
What do you love about your work? I work for myself and designing has always been a part o … Read More

  • Mar
    03
    2016

    Visual Communications Instructor Exhibits Work at La Luz De Jesus Gallery in L.A.

    Visual Communications Instructor Graham Moore, who has exhibited work at Amoeba Hollywood and coLAb gallery in the past, is one of the featured artists at Laluzapalooza 2016, an annual juried group exhibition, held at La Luz De Jesus in Los Angeles. View his m … Read More

  • Mar
    01
    2016

    Graphic Design Students Participate in Zappos Banner Redesign Challenge

    FIDM Graphic Design Students recently participated in the Zappos Banner Re-Design Challenge. The company tasked students with creating two different banners to be displayed at Zappos booths when participating in career fairs, coding challenges, and other eve … Read More

  • Feb
    26
    2016

    Catching Up With Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Cancer Survivor Arali West

    Name: Arali West Occupation: Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Social Producer Major: Graphic Design How did FIDM help prepare you for your career? Aside from all the technical classes, which really helped my skill set in design, FIDM has helped me reac … Read More

  • Feb
    03
    2016

    Top Internship Tips from FIDM Grad and Zambezi Junior Art Director Sean Jackson

    Students across several disciplines at FIDM including Graphic Design, Merchandise Product Development, Fashion Design, and Visual Communications, were treated to a special presentation today by Zambezi Junior Art Director and FIDM Graphic Design Grad Sean Jack … Read More

  • Dec
    07
    2015

    Trendwatch: Pantone Names Two Colors of the Year

    Industry forecaster Pantone broke with tradition and named a blend of two colors—Rose Quartz and Serenity—as 2016 Color of the Year. Why? The two pale colors "demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, … Read More

  • Dec
    01
    2014

    Q&A with FIDM Graphic Design Alumna Anne Tran, Visual Graphic Designer at Forever 21

    Graphic Design Alumna Anne Tran graduated from FIDM in Winter 2012 and hit the ground running. Currently a Visual Graphic Designer for Forever 21, she gave us a little insight on what she does on a day-to-day basis and offered some great advice to aspiring gra … Read More

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