Graphic Design Class Goes Beyond Preparing Students
Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) offers a wide arrange of programs, all structured to prepare students for a successful career in the field they study. The IVVC Graphic Design class goes far beyond just preparing students for a promising future in Graphic Design.
Students are taught how to navigate and use cutting edge software including programs such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. They cover the basics of photography, offering students experience in a variety of graphic design jobs that they can bring to secondary education and to the workforce. First year students cover the basics of design, and students who return as "second years" focus on live jobs where they are exposed to real customers and their orders. Both years teach students the importance of deadlines and communicating with clients. Students in both years utilize their own ideas when creating designs and fulfilling assignments, bringing an aspect of themselves into their work.
Ms. Kelly Gibbs welcomes her students with a positive attitude, embracing their individuality, and always being available for students who have questions, need help, or even just need to talk. Ms. Gibbs creates a cheerful environment for students, and that cheerfulness is seen daily in the Graphic Design students. Students come from all walks of life, but have found friendship among their differences, which they celebrate.
As a student myself, I feel that I have been welcomed in the Graphic Design class since day one. I tend to be nervous around new people, and find it difficult to socialize. I can easily say that I feel much more confident in speaking with others through my experience in Graphic Design. My social skills have improved vastly, and I find myself looking forward to getting up in the morning to go to IVVC. It was also through IVVC’s Graphic Design class that I realized that I want to pursue graphic design as a living.