This course teaches graphic design through the use of Illustrator and Photoshop. You do not need any prior experience to take this course. Adobe Illustrator CS6 and Photoshop CS6 will be taught through a series of tutorials complemented with exercises in class and at home. These exercises give students the opportunity to practice the tools, create designs, and exercise their creativity. We will also explore graphic design trends and their applications.
Interested in photography? Join the photography tier for hands-on experience shooting professional headshots, event photography, stock photos and more. The photo tier includes weekly lessons of photo-retouching in Photoshop and Lightroom, camera techniques, and studio photography. A DSLR camera is required.
Want more opportunity to exercise your creativity and hone your design skills? Consider joining a Gold Tier Design Team. Teams of 6-8 members work together to complete design projects for student organizations and small, local groups. It is a great way to learn the graphic design process and build your portfolio in a low-stress environment. We use the Adobe Creative Suite software for digital content creation, though our members often come from backgrounds in other forms of media.
If you already have the design skills in Photoshop and/or Illustrator, join the Blue Tier Design Team for the opportunity to work for our professional clients. Provide design consulting for local businesses and organizations and create fliers, posters, websites, logos, marketing campaigns, and more in this fast-paced team. Members work together in a single, coherent team to comply with larger demands with a quick turnover.
Marketing Tier is our newest design team. If you're interested in contributing to the look and identity of Innovative Design, consider joining this team of 6 - 8 people. Team members will be responsible for producing flyers, banners, and marketing campaigns for the club. This is a great opportunity to join our family of designers without being constrained to the demands of external clients.