Digital Design and Web Design
North Fort Myers High School offers two levels of Digital Design courses and Web Design. In Digital Design 1 students become familiar with principles of design and learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate photos, create graphics, design for screen and print media and much more.
As students move up to Digital Design 2, they apply their skills and knowledge through more advanced projects and practical applications of design such as marketing and advertising, packaging design, creation of graphics for large displays and more. Students also become familiar with Adobe Illustrator for creation of vector graphics.
In both courses, students have the opportunity to earn industry certifications as Adobe Certified Associates. Students gain incredible experience as they also put their skills and creativity to work designing publicity for school events, promotional materials and, in some cases, students may be asked to apply their skills for external organizations and business. Students also have the opportunity to participate in contests such as "Pride and Patriotism," "Doodle 4 Google," "The Norm Project," "Digital Lee" and more.
Check out the "Red Web Media" website to check out some of our students' portfolios. North's Web Design program provides students with a challenging and fast paced curriculum where they develop skills to plan websites, design graphic user interfaces and build pages using html and css. Students work with Dreamweaver, Muse and other design tools to develop fully functional interactive web experiences. Advanced web design students have opportunities to work individually and collaboratively on real world web projects. Throughout the year advanced students develop a web portfolio, showing off their achievements in design classes at North to prospective schools and employers.