Jean Palmer-Smith

Jean Palmer-Smith

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Creative Digital Media program introduces students to the world of Digital Media by learning Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and AfterEffects.  The class works in partnership with Southern Maine Community College and, if students complete the assigned work successfully, they will receive 6 college credits per year.  So, over the course of two years, they can earn a total of 12 college credits in addition to their Adobe ACA certification.

Please read the course brochure (left) for a full description of our curriculum.

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: 

2D DESIGN: Students learn the basics of  good design. This work can be done free hand or, as their skills progress, digitally

DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS: a survey course of the Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects.  

SECOND YEAR STUDENTS:

STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING COURSE PATHWAYS:

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects and GameMaker

WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM SPECIAL:

We have a brand new lab with 27″ iMacs, large format printers, heat presses and kilns which allows us to transfer our designs onto metal, cloth, ceramic and even encase them in glass.

Enrolled students will work on a iMac in class 

All students will be given the Adobe Creative Suite license to use on their devices.

First year students are given a large Art Kit with all materials necessary for 2D Design.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Graphic Designer

Web Designer

Illustrator

Marketing

Advertising Specialist

Creative Director

Social Media Specialist

Communications

Architectural Renderer

New Media Specialist

  • Principles and Elements of Design
  • File Organization and Management
  • Color Theory
  • Typography
  • Image Resolution
  • Composition
  • Digital Painting
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Ad Layout 
  • Adobe Photoshop 
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe AfterEffects
  • ACA Certification
  • Professional Portfolio

Graduating students have attended many 2 and 4 year graphic design related programs throughout the United States.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Creative Digital Media program introduces students to the world of Digital Media by learning Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and AfterEffects.  The class works in partnership with Southern Maine Community College and, if students complete the assigned work successfully, they will receive 6 college credits per year.  So, over the course of two years, they can earn a total of 12 college credits.

Students will gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to conceptualize, plan, prepare and problem solve a number of graphic communication problems while utilizing principles and elements of design to create original art, logos, brochures, packages, posters, character illustrations and more. Students will be given the opportunity and encouraged to compete in the Maine State SkillsUSA competition as well as other art and design contests.

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS: 

2D DESIGN: Students learn the basics of  good design. This work can be done free hand or, as their skills progress, digitally

DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS: a survey course of the Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects.  

SECOND YEAR STUDENTS:

STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING COURSE PATHWAYS:

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects and GameMaker

WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM SPECIAL:

CTE Schools are gifted money from the Perkins grant annually, this means that we are able to afford producation grade equipment.  As a result we have a brand new state of the art iMac lab, large format printers, heat presses and kilns which allows us to transfer our designs onto metal, cloth, ceramic and even encase them in glass.  This allows us to not only learn the software to create designs, but see those designs incorporated into real world projects.

 

 

 

Jean Palmer-Smith

Jean Palmer-Smith

Instructor

CAREER PATHWAYS

Graphic Designer

Web Designer

Illustrator

Marketing

Advertising Specialist

Creative Director

Social Media Specialist

Communications

Architectural Renderer

New Media Specialist

CURRICULUM CONTENT

Principles and Elements of Design

File Organization and Management

Color Theory

Typography

Image Resolution

Composition

Digital Painting

Photo Manipulation

Ad Layout

PROGRAMS

Adobe Photoshop 

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe AfterEffects

Graduating students have attended many 2 and 4 year graphic design related programs throughout the United States.