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Graphic Design and Communications

Harness your creativity to create the images and designs that put a face on companies, organizations, and ideas.


Have you been told you have an eye for design? Are you a creative person? Do you visualize designs and want to learn how to create them on the computer? Graphic Designers identify and create design solutions that have a high visual impact on audiences and would-be customers.

Learn fundamental to advanced skills in image adjustments, vector creation, and typography management procedures. Digital photography, layout design, branding, and project management are also taught to expand student skill sets and provide them with a well-rounded grasp of graphic communications work tasks.

Students learn competencies to assist with everything from corporate design to freelancing.


Employment Opportunities

Printing companies, photography studios, public relations/marketing firms, advertising companies, large companies with internal graphic departments, self-employment

Success Stories

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Chris Elliott

Graphic Communication graduate Graphic designer for a local tv station

"The job I have now, I don't think it's anything I would have applied for previous to my experience in Francis Tuttle. I don't know if I would have felt confident in my abilities."

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Charlotte Mathison

Graphic Designer, Green Rhino Graphix Graphic Communications Graduate

"My favorite part is seeing the finished product. Getting a customer who knows what they want, getting them what they want, getting that finished product and then going out to see it."

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About this Occupation

Work often occurs under firm deadlines, so graphic artists must have strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to produce high quality work under pressure. In addition, for success in this field, graphic artists must have strong computer, reading, math, problem solving, proofreading, and analytical skills, as well as the ability to communicate in a professional manner and establish rapport with customers. Artistic ability, creativity, and willingness to be a lifelong learner are also beneficial characteristics of the graphic artist.


Average salary for a Graphic Designer, calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2018

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Liz Dinkins

Graphic Design and Communication

Liz Dinkins is the Graphic Design & Communications instructor at the Rockwell Campus. She earned her Bachelor's in Business Education with Career-Tech endorsement and her Master's in Education Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. Liz is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Liz has taught for Francis Tuttle Technology Center for over 15 years and has a lengthy track record of students placing in both State and National Business Professionals of America design-related competitions.