Graphic Design

Latest Graphic Design News

  • May

    Just Accepted Student Is Transferring to FIDM to Pursue Her Goals of Becoming a Graphic Designer


    Name: Daniella Chila

    Age: 20

    Hometown: Newport Beach, California

    Previous College: University of Kansas

    Major: Graphic Design

    Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, Fall 2015

    Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald

    How did your advisor help with the admissions process? If it wasn't for Shirley, I would not have been as successful as I was throughout the application process. She really was such a great support system and helped me jump through every hoop that came my way.

    Tell us about yourself. My favorite things to do are play guitar, explore new places, draw, photography, and I love to eat. I am inspired by the presentation of food and I’m constantly trying to find new restaurants to try.

    What is your proudest accomplishment? Aside from getting into FIDM, earning an internship in Madrid, Spain. After crazy back and forth Skype sessions with a company in a foreign country, I received the opportunity to intern in Madrid for a PR company called Open Ideas this upcoming summer.

    What made FIDM right for you? Leaving The University of Kansas was a very hard decision for me to make, but I decided that FIDM was the best place for me because of the opportunities. As a student pursuing a career in Graphic Design, FIDM is the place that will make sure I have full knowledge in that field being that it is a design school. This will give me a leg up from students at a other colleges pursuing the same degree. I love the idea of being surrounded by peers who want the same outcome as me and professors who have already accomplished the things I wish to succeed in one day.

    Tell us about your entrance project. I designed a retail store that sells contemporary women’s clothes. I was asked to design a catalog cover, an advertisement, and a shopping bag. I used palm trees as my inspiration and used tools like overlay and different photo editors to express my ideas.

    What are your career goals? My main career goal is to become a package, logo, and label designer, or work for a company like Google.

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn the hard work it that it takes to be successful in the design world. I cannot wait to become an expert in Photoshop and InDesign and use them to advance in my career.


    Categories: Just Accepted, Admissions, Graphic Deisgn, Students, Interview, Transfer Student

  • Apr

    Meet Social Ambassador Chloe White

    Get to know FIDM Social Ambassador Chloe White, a Graphic Design Student at our Los Angeles campus. Follow Chloe on Twitter @FIDM_Chloe for live updates about her life as a student at FIDM.  Q&A with Chloe:  Hometown: Williston, Vermont Describe your styl … Read More

  • Apr

    Trendwatch: Emojis Effect on Graphic Design

    Are they a universal language that will bring us all together or a form of communication that will end in a world without words? Not sure, but trendspotters at WGSN say that emojis have gone mainstream as the digital age hurtles towards an increasingly visua … Read More

  • Apr

    Art Director at Ad Agency and FIDM Grad Angelique Felice Carrisal Tells Us Which Classes Were Most Valuable To Her

    Angelique Felice Carrisal graduated from FIDM in 2010 with a degree in Graphic Design. She's now working as an Art Director at Media Matched, an advertising agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Looking back, which classes at FIDM were most valuable to you? A … Read More

  • Mar

    His Goal? Grow From Business Grad into Graphic Design Guru

    Name: Chris Finical Age: 27 Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA Previous College: ASU, 2010, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration FIDM Major: Graphic Design FIDM Campus and Start Date: LA, Spring 2015 Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald How did you … Read More

  • Mar

    Just Accepted Graphic Design Student is a Graduate of UCLA

    Name: Alexander Jimenez Age: 23 Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA Previous College: UCLA FIDM Major: Graphic Design Professional Designation FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Spring 2015.  Admissions Advisor: Margaret Berger How did your advisor h … Read More

  • Jan

    Just Accepted Graphic Design Student Has a Master's Degree

    Name: Marsadez Troupe Age: 26 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Previous College: CSU, Fresno University of La Verne FIDM Major: Graphic Design FIDM Campus/Start Date: Los Angeles, CA April, 2015 Admission Advisor: Cathy Chambers How did your advisor help wi … Read More

  • Dec

    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 g … Read More

  • Dec

    Three Graphic Design Students Are Finalists in NRF Holiday Card Contest

    Graphic Design Students Alexander Sales Rivera, Emily Cooper, and Lilyan Urbanczuk (pictured with Karla Maldonado, Elizabeth Poteracki, and Amanda Villa who you'll learn more about below) were all awarded as finalists in the NRF's Holiday Card Contest and wi … Read More

  • Nov

    Graphic Design Alumni Works for a Big Ad Agency and Thrives with Her Own Design Empire

    Name: Erin Rose Opperman Major: Graphic Design What inspired you to pursue a career in fashion and attend FIDM? Before attending FIDM, I had received my degree in Fine Art with a concentration in Photography from Sonoma State University. I was there f … Read More