Vision is the sense we rely on most.

So, why do schools teach us how to communicate verbally and with the written word, but not visually? Is it because it takes a Graphic Designer to do it well?

What is Graphic Design? Graphic Design is about solving problems visually. A Graphic Designer uses text, illustrations, symbols, photography, textures, colors and letterforms to create print and web-based design for a large variety of clients.

Graphic Design is all around you. Have a product or message you want an audience to view? If you are trying to communicate an idea or concept in a visual way, then you will be using Graphic Design to get your message across.

Graphic Design is all around you, from the posters hanging in your room, to your favorite band’s logo! All created by a graphic artist! Imagine what you can do, and ask, what will you create?

What you will do in this class

Drawing, illustration, and image manipulation using traditional media and computer software, typography, and design fundamentals.

Skills you will learn

Advertising concepts, form and space, advanced layout design, package design, publication design, art direction, color and design fundamentals, image manipulation, typography, layout and concept design, Graphic Design business fundamentals.

Tools you will use

Adobe design and graphics software, vinyl sign cutter, cutting boards, large format printer, color laser printer

Major Units of Study

Fundamentals of Illustration
Illustration
Fundamentals of Graphic Design
Graphic Design Applications

Not only did James Rumsey Technical Institute give me great memories and wonderful friendships, it also gave me the leadership qualities and self confidence that I lacked before attending. James Rumsey has opened up my future in so many ways that I can now sleep a little easier knowing my future is brighter. I will be grateful for my opportunity to learn at such an advanced technical institution for the rest of my life. Victoria Grace

class of 2015

Example Job Titles

Graphic Designer
Desktop Publisher
Print Shop Employee
Screen Printer
Sign-Shop Employee
Photographer
Industrial Designer
Web Designer
Medical Illustrator
Computer Animator

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