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.
Colleen Woolsey is a graphic designer and Illustrator with 10+ years of experience in the field and holds a B.A. in Graphic Design and Media Arts from SNHU. She has felt passionate about and excelled in a number of Graphic Designer roles in diverse industries, from print production and marketing to illustration and package design. Her growth as a designer sparked her desire to share and cultivate this passion with others in the classroom. When she’s not designing, illustrating, or teaching, she spends time with her family, goes outdoors, works in her garden, or gets crafty with needle felting and hand embroidery.