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.
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.