Intro to Graphic Design

Intro to Graphic Design

Develop your understanding of effective graphic communication and build a good mix of subject-specific and technical skills including principles of design, typography, layout, and brand identity. Course material will be based around real-world applications, including the opportunity to help Pittsburgh School of the Arts with branding and marketing content. Students will be using Adobe Creative Suite throughout the course. Future semesters will build upon the knowledge and skills learned.

Class sections:
- Mondays at 5:00-6:00pm with Sofia Whiddon (September 19 - November 28)

Details:
- Ages 12+
- Price: $225/semester + Adobe Creative Suite membership ($20/month with student discount)
- Monthly payment available by request. Please inquire below.



Your Instructor

Sofia Whiddon

Sofia Whiddon

Sofia is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator with over 15 years of experience in print, digital and illustration design. After graduating with a BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, she has worked in industries ranging from architectural engineering to creative marketing. Her freelance clients include talented professionals in the arts, non-profit, publishing and restaurant hospitality sectors.

A lifelong learner, she is passionate about helping others reach their goals. Sofia continues to experiment, combining new and traditional art mediums in her work and finds joy in hand stitching and mending clothing.

In 2020, Sofia and her husband Colin launched Three Brothers Bagels, a neighborhood bagel shop, focused on crafting quality, sourdough bagels to local communities. She believes purpose-driven design and good food brings people together.