Digital Design and Illustration
North Fort Myers High School offers a course in Illustration and two levels of Digital Design courses. The brand new illustration course will provide an opportunity for students to explore traditional and digital drawing while becoming familiar with, Wacom Tablets, Photoshop and Illustrator, all tools that are used in the Digital Design Courses. 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 digital design 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 past students' portfolios.