Design/Tech – Graphic Design

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Graphic Design will emphasize the development of the eye for design and the tools of a successful graphic designer including research techniques, photography, website construction, and rendering. These skills will then be applied to real-world projects such as poster design, packaging, magazine layouts, vehicle wraps, album covers and new media while exploring the practical client-designer relationship. As a final project, students will create a portfolio of their work, a necessary step to enter a career or pursue post-secondary education in the design field.

Standards & Units Covered:

  • Principles and Elements of Design
  • Type
  • Page Layout
  • Image Capture
  • Digital Illustration
  • Business Skills
  • Portfolio


  • GAERF PrintEd – Advertising Design & Digital Illustration
  • SP/2 – Workplace Safety
  • Adobe – Adobe Certified Associate (optional)

Concurrent Enrollments:

  • Southern Maine Community College – 2D Design – 3 Credits
  • Southern Maine Community College – Digital Foundations – 3 Credits
  • Southern Maine Community College – Digital Design – 3 Credits


  • Illustrator – $53,400
  • Photographer – $36,580
  • Interior Designer – $52,810
  • Graphic Designer – $48,690
  • Marketing Manager – $126,190

Student Sample:

Arrive Alive Final

Illustration by Jet Magri



Brandon Soards

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Brandon Soards, a native of the mid-coast area, grew up immersed in digital imaging on the campus of... MORE



This course meets Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri.


This course is held at Mid-Coast School of Technology .