Graphic Design

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  • Oct
    12
    2016

    Just Accepted Graphic Design Student Wants to Start Her Own Design Business

    Name: Brigitte Sevigney

    Age: 23

    Hometown: Hoosick Falls, NY

    Previous College: I began my Graphic Design journey at SUNY Cobleskill where I had the great value to gain a lot of experience in my field on top of receiving an associates degree. I was an IT personnel for the college in which I contributed to the IT department by offering my design skills while taking part in graphic design projects for the department as well as finding freelance work, which allowed me to keep practicing designing professional web graphics. Since graduating from SUNY Cobleskill, I’ve worked in two completely different print facilities where I’ve had the great chance to learn much about the printing processes--from screen printing onto fabric to large format printing for tractor trailers.

    FIDM Major: Graphic Design - Professional Designation.

    FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, Fall of 2016

    Admissions Advisor: Seung Kim

    How did your advisor help with the process? Seung went above and beyond my expectations throughout the whole admissions process. I’ve never worked with someone so kind and caring before while applying for school. She gave me all the information I could possibly need, and more, as well as making me feel so comfortable with my decision to further my education in graphic design. Any question or concern I had, she was on top of it to find out everything I needed to know before making any final decisions. It was amazing working with Seung, and I’m more than grateful to have had her as an admissions advisor while applying to FIDM. It couldn’t have worked out more perfectly.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a very creative person. I love anything that has to do with art and technology, which is how I fell in love with Graphic Design. Photography is also another passion of mine that I’d love to pursue on the side in the future.

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? I’m more than proud of myself for everything that I have accomplished since starting my journey to becoming a graphic designer. From receiving an associates degree to getting jobs in my field as well as finding freelance work on the side, nothing is more satisfying than making progress and furthering myself one step at a time as a designer.

    What made FIDM right for you? I’ve never had a school be so helpful with the admissions process. FIDM offers their students an endless amount of resources and provides a set of skills that will help pursue a career in the real world. FIDM essentially offered me the best opportunity to pursue my career in Graphic Design. I know that once finished with the professional designation program, I’m going to be a more successful and versatile Graphic Designer.

    Describe your entrance project. Having already received a degree and having almost two years experience in the field, I provided work from both my previous school and work that I have done while working in prepress and doing freelance.

    What are your career goals? My career goal is to own my own personal business, where I can start a project from the very beginning on paper to producing the final product by either print or digital media or whichever the client prefers. My goal is to be versatile in all aspects of graphic design.

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? While attending FIDM for the next year, I aspire to take my skills and knowledge to the next level while creating close relationships with my peers and industry professional teachers. FIDM has so many resources both in and out of the classroom and I plan on taking advantage of each and every source.

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    Categories: Just Accepted, FIDM, Admissions, Graphic Design, Interview, Transfer Student

  • Oct
    12
    2016

    Graphic Design Alumna is the Art Department Manager at Torrid (Interview)

    Graphic Design Graduate Erica Becking is the Art Department Manager at Torrid where she manages and art directs a team of eight graphic and textile artists and two pre-production specialists. We recently chatted with Erica to learn more about her exciting care … Read More

  • 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, Fab … Read More

  • 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 and Graphic Designer 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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