One of the most rewarding aspects of teaching at FIDM is running into students after they've graduated and hearing about how they are applying the things we've taught them in their actual work in the industry. Several students work at companies that specifically like FIDM Graduates because they really know what is necessary to function and thrive and grow in today's industry."
Doug Haverty has a long career in the recording industry including stints at PolyGram, A&M Records, and Scottii Bros. Records as Creative Services Director. Doug’s current projects include designs of CD packages for independent label Kritzerland, street banners for the Hollywood Christmas Parade, and graphics for the Los Angeles Jazz Society Awards and Concert.
Can you describe a favorite class project?
One of my favorite class projects is a CD cover re-design. The students select a favorite CD and re-design the cover. The catch is: they have to re-design it six times. I'm looking for six completely different, viable approaches to the same project. When the finished covers are assembled on one emailable PDF, the goal is to make it look like six different artists all took a stab at it. When the student can point to the work and say they designed all of them, it becomes a great showcase for them to display their variety, imagination, and flexibility.
What do you enjoy most about teaching at FIDM?
The first day (getting to learn about the students and where they are on their educational journey) and the last day when we see how they have embraced the course and its projects and we can all witness the visible signs of growth and creative expansion.
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