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  • 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 directly with their digital team and worked on the accounts of Open Road Films and WGN America. I also got the opportunity to work under the Managing Director and her Media Planning and Broadcasting Buying teams.

    FIDM Major: Visual Communications 

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

    Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald 

    How did your advisor help with the process? Shirley went above and beyond throughout the whole admissions process. When I first met with her at the Orange County campus, she gave me all the information I could possibly need, and made me feel comfortable with my decision to transfer schools. I knew I could always call her at any time with any questions or concerns and she would have an answer. It has been amazing working with Shirley and I could not be more excited to work with her in the future.  

    Tell us a bit about yourself. I am a very active yet relaxed person. I enjoy traveling to new places, snowboarding, drawing and painting, and spending time with family and friends. I try to live in the moment and take advantage of my surroundings and get inspired by whatever they may be. 

    What are your proudest accomplishments so far? One of my proudest accomplishments thus far is making the initial decision to transfer schools. Throughout my past two years at the U of A, transferring to FIDM had always been something I really wanted to do, but never really thought I would actually go through it. Not to sound cliché, but this is the first time I am actually following one of my dreams, and I could not be more proud of myself for taking this huge step in my life. 

    What made FIDM right for you? FIDM essentially offered me the best opportunity to pursue my career in fashion along with the unique Visual Communications major. They offer their students an endless amount of resources and provide them with sets of skills that will help them pursue a career in the real world. Also, meeting my advisor Shirley, and seeing how much she believed in me, validated all my prior reasons why FIDM was the right school for me. 

    Describe your entrance project. My entrance project consisted of three different little projects. The first one challenged me to create anything that included just circles, squares, and triangles. The other two projects were to design an exterior window display and an interior store display. I really enjoyed how much freedom all three projects allowed me to have, and let me show my artistic side as well. 

    What are your career goals? Upon graduating from FIDM, my goals are to develop a career creating visual presentations for special events, or to be a successful personal stylist. 

    What do you expect to learn at FIDM? While at FIDM, I aspire to take my skills and knowledge to the next level while creating close relationships with my peers and industry professionals.

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  • 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

  • Mar
    28
    2016

    Visual Communications Students Attend GlobalShop as Winners of PAVE Student Challenge

    Three Visual Communications students--Shizuku Ota, Vanessa Osejo, and Anna Berner--are attending GlobalShop this week. They were selected as winners in an exhibit booth and fixture design challenge for the Planning and Visual Education (PAVE) Student Design … Read More

  • Mar
    28
    2016

    Bare Minerals Teams with Visual Communications Students For Design Installation

    FIDM San Francisco Visual Communications students had the opportunity to design shadow boxes for San Francisco-based Bare Minerals during their Design Installation course. Students met with Holly MacDonald, the Director of Global Visual Merchandising, at the … Read More

  • Mar
    28
    2016

    Visual Communications Grad Is Senior Reporter at E! News and E! Online

    After working at Us Weekly and Entertainment Tonight, Visual Communications Graduate Alli Rosenbloom is now a Senior Reporter for E! News & E! Online. She's part of the content team driving news, bringing in exclusives, and covering events for the website an … Read More

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