Graphic Design

  • Graphic Design is for the creative student with a keen interest in the principles of visual art and design and a love for computer technology.

    This in-depth program will provide a hands-on introduction to cutting edge digital tools and communication techniques, giving you new ways to explore and express your creativity in an ever-increasing digital world!

    You will learn the foundational knowledge and skills required in graphic design and apply those principles to print, digital, and motion media. In our dedicated design studio, you will use industry-standard Adobe Creative Suite software on a daily basis to achieve effectively designed products. You will gain experience with the following Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and After Effects.

    Individual and team projects will include logo and corporate identity design, book cover design, package design, magazine layout, poster design, character development, animation, motion graphics, t-shirt design, and more! You will develop a creative portfolio of your work as you apply for college programs or entry-level positions in the field. Graphic design will be taught from the problem-solving and storytelling perspective through the act of developing sketches, storyboards, and mind-maps to virtually bring your unique creations to life.

    In addition to high paying traditional careers in graphic design, web production, and animation, professionals in fields like science, medicine, law, business, and architecture are now incorporating digital media. Students pursuing a career in the field of graphic design will have excellent opportunities to utilize their skills with the many companies located in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast.

    Students in the Graphic Design Program are enrolled in the Graphic Design Pathway. Students complete the following courses: Introduction to Graphics & Design, Graphic Design Production, Advanced Graphic Design, and embedded Language Arts.

Phone: 770-554-7096


Degrees and Certifications:

Hannah Bailey

Hannah Bailey is the Graphic Design Instructor at Grayson Tech. Mrs. Bailey is a graduate of the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art where she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She is a freelance graphic designer and fine artist, and has experience working in contemporary art galleries, magazine production, public relations, and design research. Mrs. Bailey loves the arts and hopes to inspire her students with creativity and passion. Her goal is to encourage students to see their own creative potential, while preparing them with vital design-industry skills and knowledge. Mrs. Bailey is a native to Gwinnett County and returned to the area for the unique opportunity to teach Graphic Design at Grayson Tech.

Graphic Design students wearing the t-shirts they designed and produced in class
  • Skills Learned

    • Graphic Design
    • Motion Design
    • Digital Illustration
    • Visual Composition
    • Project Management
    • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AfterEffects)
    • And much more!

  • Daily Activities

    • Creating Individual and Group Projects
    • Brainstorming and Collaborating
    • Sketching and Drawing
    • Using Design Software
    • Developing Prototypes

  • Careers

    • Advertising
    • Animation
    • Digital Illustration
    • Graphic Design
    • Motion Media Design
    • Marketing
    • Web Design

  • Colleges and Universities

    • The Art Institute of Atlanta
    • Georgia State University
    • North Georgia College & State University
    • Savannah College of Art & Design
    • The University of Georgia

Graphic Design students working with the screen print machine