Graphic designers create visual concepts by hand and by using computer graphics software to communicate ideas and images that inspire, inform, or captivate target audiences. They develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, corporate reports, websites and more. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that many of these workers are employed in specialized design services, publishing, advertising, public relations and related service industries.
Joel Beutler brings over 30 years in the graphic imaging/printing industry to the classroom. He has experience at both hand- and computer-graphics production and was the art director for two different national firms. He has a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree from the University of Toledo.
Justin Myers obtained his bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University with a focus in digital imaging and graphic illustration. He currently teaches graphic design courses at Jackson College, as an adjunct professor and has taught numerous adult-learning courses and summer camps at the LISD TECH Center in the areas of: graphic imaging, web-page layout and design and computer animation.