Graphic Design

Miss Kalli Hendickson



Today’s world is saturated with logos, advertisements, and branding: it's the universal language of the world. It is the skill most businesses and non-profits need in order to thrive.  Even on the mission field, graphic design is important. Graphic artists must be able to craft images that capture an audience and clearly communicate a message.


In this class, students will learn the elements and principles of graphic design, color theory, and how they come together successfully. We will work mainly with Photoshop as that is what professional graphic designers use, as well as a few online stock photo sites, and editing software programs. The goal of this class is to give a strong understanding of graphic design projects, software, and the history behind what created the brands of today.


Required Materials:

  • Sketchbook (no lined paper) 

  • Adobe Cloud subscription which will give you access to Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  Register through Adobe Cloud and choose the student and teachers section. (  If you already own the software, you don't need a subscription.    

    • The special rate for students is $19.99/month. (This is great deal for the powerful industry standard design software. The non-student rate is $82.98/month!) However, this rate comes with a year-long contract. If you cancel before the end of 12 months, you pay 50% of the remaining term of the contract.

    •  If you prepay for a year before August 31, you'll get one month free.

    • When you sign up for student pricing, you will be asked to provide proof that it is for a student. Approved verification documents include a transcript, report card or invoice. Please start the subscription process in advance so there is time to provide needed documentation.