Develop your skills by learning to use digital tools used in 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.
Julie Warren is a visual artist, educator and entrepreneur. Dedicated to excellence in design and education, she has over three decades of experience teaching design and creating visual communications for clients large and small. From corporate training to development and implementation of college courses online and in the classroom, Julie brings a depth of knowledge and an enthusiastic approach to education. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Michigan State University, she has been employed in the graphic arts field, becoming a digital design expert. Credentialed as an online instructor in Learning Management Systems, Julie infuses creative energy and strong communication skills into every project. She has mentored many students and held leadership positions as a creative director, production manager and teacher.
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.
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.