About the Program...

Everywhere you look, you see design in items that have been thoughtfully created to solve a problem, from the Snapchat logo to the style of your shoes to the ads on social media. Learn to be an influencer by creatively putting your mark on the world.

Program Path

  • Optional - Exploratory Class

    • Graphic Design - Exploring (Quarter Class)

  • Year 1

    • Graphic Design I (Full Year Course)

  • Year 2 

    • Graphic Design II (Full Year Course)

Running Start College Credits


  • Adobe Photoshop Certificate 

Topics of Study

Graphic Design I Topics of Study

  • Composition 

  • Logos

  • Infographic Posters

  • Packaging

  • Comic Book Design

  • Stickers

Graphic Design II Topics of Study

  • Digital Illustration

  • Advanced Packaging

  • Innovation Design

  • Exploratory Project

  • Large Format Printing

Career Pathways

Career Path

  • Junior Graphic Designer 

College Path

  • Associate Degree in Graphic Design

  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

  • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design & Media Arts

  • Masters Degree in Graphic Design 

College to Career Path

  • Graphic Designer

  • Web Designer

  • Social Media Specialist 

  • Creative Services 

  • Design & Production Coordinator

  • Industrial Designer

  • Illustrator 

  • UX/UI Designer 

Meet the Educator

Mrs. Lori Discoe


  • 2nd year public teacher

  • Colorado State University Adjunct Instructor

  • 20+ years community and private art instruction

  • 20 years owner of design/illustration studio


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute

  • Master’s Certificate Science Illustration, University of California Santa Cruz

  • Alt 4 Teacher Certificate Program

  • Master of Education Leadership RSD Cohort 2021

Other Interests

  • I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children, creating art, gardening, visiting the ocean and the mountains, and hanging out with friends. I love to travel as much as possible and have currently seen 41 U.S. states, and have visited 7 foreign countries.

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