Develop your skills by learning to use digital tools important to graphic communication. Learn about industry-standard computer hardware, software and essential digital design principles needed to execute projects in this technical course. Software includes Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
Alana Hawkins is a graphic designer, strategist, educator, and obsessive design archivist. She has worked in a variety of companies from publication, research facilitation, and non-profit, developing and sharpening her skills as a business leader now as Principal and Creative Director of Hawks Eye Design. Inspired by both absurdly colorful and striking black and white design, her design sensibility sits somewhere between the works of Lisa Frank and Michael Bierut. Outside of the office, she enjoys digging through old record bins and watching true crime documentaries. Alana has served on the AIGA San Diego Board of Directors, Y Conference Committee, Design Forward Alliance Committee, and PUSD Graphic Design Program. She is an alumni of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Andrea Singer is an accomplished artist who teaches graphic design, fine art and drama. A gifted book arts instructor who has exhibited her work in many galleries and shows, she teaches students the structures and techniques to create unique books. One of the main objectives of her book arts course at San Diego City College is to give a three dimensional life to a two dimensional product. She organizes dynamic showcases of student work and brings her creativity and style to the SDCC book arts program. She is also the Executive Director and founder of Realize: Creative Social Action.
Matt Turney is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and self proclaimed “Artrepreneur” of 20+ years. As an instructor, Matt’s goal is to “pay it forward” to his students through teaching effective design, industry collaboration, and pushing them to see the potential opportunities in front of them. Over the years, Matt has worked for design agencies, tech startups, in-house departments, and even started his own company, Sneakerbox. His client list includes companies such as: Adidas, Nike, AMC Theaters, Burton Snowboards, Barona Casino, The San Diego Padres, and San Diego Legion Rugby. Matt is an alumni of Portland Community College and has studied at Oregon State University.