Graphic Design influences how we view the world through color, illustration, photography and typography. Look at a book or magazine, go to a coffee shop, or take a drive — when you do, you'll encounter graphic design. From company logos, to road signs, to product packaging, design is part of our everyday lives.
Graphic designers require the ability to effectively communicate ideas —both verbally and visually — and need
strong organizational skills in order to meet deadlines and stay within budget.
Knowledge about design elements, such as typography, color and composition, is vital for graphic designers. Choosing just the right fonts, colors and lines to create a balanced composition, while simultaneously conveying meaning, is complicated.
A general interest in computers and an aptitude for learning new technology will be beneficial. As technology continues to develop, graphic designers hoping for longevity in the field need to be able to adapt. In order to succeed in a graphic design job, you'll need to have strong problem solving skills and love a good challenge.
Students may choose to work toward certification as a Production Artist, Graphic Designer or Image Editor.
Full-time career pathways are available to high school juniors, seniors and adults. College credit – up to 45 hours – is a dynamic asset to the Graphic Design program. Courses are offered from 8:15 to 11:15 AM and 12:55 to 3:55 PM Monday through Friday. A student may choose to attend either the AM or PM session or both sessions. All students must be assessed before entering a career major.
- State Competencies in Copy Center Technician
- Production Artist and Graphic Designer
- Brainbench Software certifications
- Adobe Certified Associate ($150 fee)
- Certiport Adobe Photoshop
Instructor: Gay Ketchum (405) 273-7493 x2241