Are you ready to dig deeper and discover more about the world of digital design? In this course, you will continue building the foundational skills necessary to become a successful graphic designer. You will learn and apply effective communication and people skills, explore and implement the design process, create images, properly use equipment, and evaluate and market your own designs. By the end of the course, you’ll better be able to decide if a career in digital design is for you… and if the answer is yes, you’ll be well on your way to designing a bright future!
During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media or with higher education platforms, colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of effective communication by describing active listening skills, explaining effective conversation skills, and evaluating critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the design process by explaining the pre-production, production, and post-production phases of a design project.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of using images in design by describing image file types, explaining how to use images ethically, and summarizing techniques for incorporating found images in a design project.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to create images by creating raster and vector images and explaining animation.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of effective people skills by describing public relations and explaining team-building and leadership skills.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of using equipment effectively by explaining ergonomics as well as graphic design equipment use and care.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of creating a safe environment by describing cybersecurity and digital ethics and explaining workplace safety practices as well as emergency procedures.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of marketing digital designs by explaining marketing strategies, creating a digital design portfolio, and critiquing marketing presentations.
Unit 1: Effective Communication Skills
Unit 2: The Design Process
Unit 3: Using Images
Unit 4: Creating Images
Unit 5: Effective People Skills
Unit 6: Using Equipment Effectively
Unit 7: Creating a Safe Environment
Unit 8: Marketing and Presenting Your Graphic Design Work