Photographer and graphic designer Bianca Lowkeen has been a busy freelancer since graduating with a Graphic Design degree from FIDM. Since graduating in June 2009, Lowkeen has worked as a graphic designer for nonprofit organization What a Pair; as a photo assistant, retoucher and photo shoot project manager for leading action sports brand Volcom; and as a digital painter and retoucher for video game company Yoostar (where she worked alongside FIDM Digital Media Alumni Ryan Sommerville and Andrew Persing).
At her most recent job as an in-house photographer at contemporary women’s fashion brand ANGL, Lowkeen quickly took on additional creative responsibilities. Read more about Bianca on the FIDMDigitalArts Blog.
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Catch up on your pop culture news in online videos you may have missed last week, from Disney’s ground-breaking Academy Award-nominated short, “Paperman” to the chilling “World War Z” Super Bowl spot.
Above: Walt Disney Animation Studios debuted its Academy Award-nominated short film “Paperman” online, which Wired writer Graeme McMillan suggests, could be indicative of the future of animation with its blend of hand-drawn and computer-generated imagery. It’s six and a half minutes of Disney Animation at its best with a touching storyline, set in a minimalist black and white mid-century New York that will convince you of its hand-drawn authenticity. Watch our other videos of the week on the FIDMDigitalArts Blog.
European streetwear brands are taking on cartoonish characters reminiscent of those seen in ’90s Nicktoons animated series like “Doug,” “The Ren & Stimpy Show,” and “Rugrats” for Fall/Winter 2013. Leading trend forecast and analysis company Stylesight visited Berlin for the 16th annual BRIGHT trade show featuring more than 300 skateboarding, streetwear and action sports brands to take note of upcoming prints and graphic design trends.
Stylesight noted “Quirky Characters” as an upcoming graphic design trend in its BRIGHT Prints & Graphics F/W 13 report stating “character tees are given a humorous and artistic look.”
Above: 1 Men’s graphic tee concept for Toby Clothing by FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Justin Hellwig // 2 Bananadap T-shirt concept by FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus Josh Mandap // 3 Astro – White T-shirt by Dephect // 4 IC Backbone T-shirt by Billionaire Boys Club // 5 Sody Surf T-Shirt – White by Stussy // 6 “Sombrero Toast” Women Scoop Neck Tee by Cleptomanicx
Read about this graphic design trend and more on the FIDMDigitalArts Blog.