Graphic Design II is an art and technology based course for students who have successfully completed Graphic Design I. As the foundation of graphic design is design thinking, students will review the elements and principles of universal design. This exploratory course encourages students to observe and see the world around them differently by shifting focus, looking from multiple perspectives, and realizing how perception influences meaning. Graphic Design is about more than problem solving, as students take on the creative challenge of defining problems as well as what opportunities exist for new solutions. Graphic Design students gain the knowledge and skills needed for success in illustration, printing, publication design, poster design, branding and logo design, 3-D package design, typeface design, and information design. Utilizing and becoming familiar with several programs within the Adobe CS6 Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, and intro to InDesgin: Students will also review knowledge in Photography/Critique, Elements and Principles of Design, and Color Theory. Students will design and create a body of work demonstrating their competencies. In this course students are encouraged to become independent thinkers who will contribute inventively and critically to their culture through making art. This course is a prerequisite to Graphic Design III.