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  • Sep
    21
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Has a BA in Art History From UC Irvine

    Name: Jackie Alejandro

    Age: 22

    Hometown: Redlands, CA

    Previous College: University of California, Irvine 

    FIDM Major: Visual Communications

    FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Fall 2016

    Admissions Advisor: Margaret Berger and Cathy Chambers

    How did your advisor help with the process? My advisors were absolutely a dream to work with. Margaret and Cathy are incredible advisors with their up-to-date check-ups, and basically having the all the answers to my questions. My advisors gave me the confidence I needed during the admissions process, especially with my portfolio. Not only did they help me achieve my dream of attending FIDM, but they provided nonstop support and guidance to get me here this past year.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. I am an adventurous, quirky individual, and I am truly inspired by everything around us. As much as I love exploring and trying new things, I am never opposed to a nice relaxing day inside with Netflix. When I’m not working or studying, I enjoy drawing, painting, rearranging my room, or completing the DIYs I come across to pass my time.

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? My proudest accomplishment so far is graduating UCI with a BA in Art History and finishing my FIDM portfolio. The past four years have been nothing but an adventure with many ups and down, so I am extremely happy to be where I am today. I’ve been dreaming of becoming a FIDM student and I am proud of myself for finally becoming one.

    What made FIDM right for you? FIDM has always been a dream of mine to attend since high school. After doing research, meeting with my advisors, and attending the LA campus Open House, I knew in my heart that the school just felt right. I was inspired by the creative minds of all the students and teachers. All in all, I believe that there is no greater feeling than the ability to express your creativity and to share your talents with others. And with the Visual Communications major FIDM offers, I know I have the opportunity to do so.

    Describe your entrance project. As I was designing my portfolio, I envisioned my ideal client to be Anthropologie. I imagined myself as a customer in the store and wanted to produce an eye-catching design. My project was inspired by steam punk and the Industrial Revolution. I kept all three projects within the Industrial Chic theme, but used different aspects such as steam pipes, gears, machinery, and clocks. Having the freedom in creating exterior and interior store displays was definitely out of my comfort zone, but it gave me that opportunity to see potential in my designs and expressing my creativity.

    What are your career goals? My goal in life is to be truly happy pursuing a career in doing something that I love and I have no doubt that FIDM has the all the support and guidance in helping me achieve that. Upon graduating the Professional Designation program in Visual Communications, a major goal of mine is to see a creation or design of mine come to life.

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? At FIDM, I expect to learn more about the fashion and entertainment industries through the eyes of a Visual Communications major. I hope to gain new skills/knowledge through the program in order to pursue my dream career.

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  • Sep
    13
    2016

    99 Cents Only Store in West LA Displays FIDM Students' High Fashion Designs From Store Items

    The 99 Cents Only Stores located at 11040 W. Pico Blvd., in West Los Angeles, is currently featuring four fashion-inspired displays crafted by FIDM Visual Communications Students using everyday items from the store. Four groups of students selected a theme a … Read More

  • Sep
    02
    2016

    Michaela Warner Hosts The Bloom Workshop in Orange County

    Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Interior Design Graduate Michaela Warner is an interior designer and blogger who has been featured in Rue Magazine, Ruffled, Glitter Guide, and Martha Stewart Crafts, among other publications. On October 24 to 25, 2016, she will … Read More

  • Aug
    22
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student is Following Her Dreams to FIDM

    Name: Carly Quick Age: 20 Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ Previous College: I previously attended the University of Arizona for two years. I also had an internship this past summer in Los Angeles with an advertising/marketing agency called Media Storm. I worked … Read More

  • Aug
    15
    2016

    Rose Quartz is a Color Trend that Won't Quit

    The fashion community is embracing one of Pantone's 2016 colors—the soft pink called rose quartz—and carrying the trend into 2017. Referred to as Tumblr pink in the industry, the soft shade has been adopted by marketers for Calvin Klein, Acne, and popu … Read More

  • Aug
    15
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Transfers From University of Arizona

    Name: Morgan Brown   Age: 20   Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas   Previous College: I attended the University of Arizona from 2014 to 2016   FIDM Major: Visual Communications   Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald   How did your advisor help with your process … Read More

  • Jul
    13
    2016

    Grad is a Top Rated San Diego Wedding Planner

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  • Jul
    06
    2016

    Visual Communications Grad Amber Day Releases Interior Design Coloring Book (Interview)

    Visual Communications Graduate Amber Day has released the adult coloring book, Sanctuary, which features various living spaces. We recently chatted with the busy freelance fashion and lifestyle illustrator to learn more.  What motivated you to create a colori … Read More

  • May
    23
    2016

    Just Accepted Visual Communications Student Comes From a Famous Design Family

    Name: Natasha Fisker Age: 21 Hometown: Newport Beach, CA Previous College/Work: One year at San Francisco State University. Interned at PR Dept in Beverly Hills for fashion names such as Penguin and PopSugar and JMPR, PR agency for automotive companies su … Read More

  • Mar
    29
    2016

    Visual Communications Grad Launches Dreamhouse Brand Design and Marketing Firm

    Visual Communications Graduate Mallory Phillips recently launched Dreamhouse, a Cleveland, Ohio-based firm offering digital marketing, brand design, events, concept design, and sponsorship and fundraising strategy services. We recently chatted with Mallory, wh … Read More

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