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Graphic Designer

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
CareerWise Colorado
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

7 skill sets | 7 total skills
Creative Process
Participates actively in the creative process from idea generation through revisions and finalizing.
Project Purpose
Understands and meets project objectives.
Elements and Principles of Design
Demonstrates knowledge of commonly accepted visual design principles, including color theory, typography, preflight, prepress, layout, and print process. Applies those principles to designs.
Adobe Suite
Uses a variety of products from the Adobe Suite in a design setting, including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Demonstrates a high level of skill in at least one of the products
Project Organization
Manages multiple projects, changes in project scope, and shifting priorities in order to maintain project requirements and ensure deadlines are met.
Ensures visual consistency in branding across various mediums and touchpoints. Meets brand standards for the organization or client.
Marketing Principles
Applies core marketing principles and supports marketing initiatives.

Technical Instruction

Typography and Layout
Provides experience producing thumbnails, roughs, and digital layouts emphasizing creative typography.
Typography I
Introduces the history and concepts of typography as applied to graphic communications. Explores appropriate use of typography in a variety of design applications, emphasizing basic design principles.
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Introduces the student to the computer system and software used to develop graphics. The student will learn hardware and software components for publication and multimedia production.
Graphic Design
Focuses upon the student of design layout and conceptual elements concerning graphic design projects such as posters, advertisements, logos, and brochures.
Web Design
Introduces website planning, design, and creation utilizing HTML through industry-standard development tools.

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