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Graphic Design

Gain hands-on experience working as a commercial artist using industry standard Adobe software on Apple computers. Design logos, posters, brochures, and more for real clients in our student-run business, Nex Design. Master screen printing and embroidery. You will meet a wide variety of industry professionals when you attend professional conferences, networking events, and visit local company sites.

Nex Design Shop


  • Adobe Certified Associate (Illustrator, Photoshop and/or InDesign)

Things to Consider About This Program

  • Being a great traditional artist is NOT a requirement here. You can succeed as a designer even if your drawing skills aren’t the best.
  • Possibilities exist within this field as designers and producers. Many jobs are available in local industries that focus more on hands-on skills making things.
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in front of a computer screen
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong creativity skills

Direct Employment

  • Graphic Designer
  • Screen-printer
  • Embroidery Operator
  • Print Technician

Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training

  • Web Designer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Special Effects Artist
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director


Grades 10-12

Enrollment Page

Holland Codes:

Graphic & Web Design Classroom/Lab
JTED @ Flowing Wells

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Graphic Design


JTED @ Flowing Wells:

Monday through Friday per school bell schedule


Mondays and Wednesdays 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Program Completion/Sequence

Year 1: Introduction to basics of graphic design, with emphasis on developing software skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Students begin developing their portfolio.

Year 2: Further develop graphic design skills, advancing software skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Students continue developing their portfolio and have increased access to hands-on production in our Nex Design studio. Chances to compete/travel as part of the program.

Year 3: Prepare to use graphic design beyond graduation, further honing software skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Students finalize their portfolio and have full access to hands-on production in our Nex Design studio. Opportunities to represent program at events/visits/competitions. 

Internship: Opportunity for internship with Nex Design or local industry partner businesses. Students select area(s) in which they want to hone their skills, developing specific expertise areas catered to their own interest with the goal of better preparation for post-secondary education and/or direct employment.



Locations offering Graphic Design:

  • Andrada Polytechnic High School
  • Canyon Del Oro High School
  • Catalina Foothills High School
  • Cholla High School
  • Flowing Wells High School
  • Ironwood Ridge High School
  • JTED @ Flowing Wells
  • Nogales High School
  • Pueblo Magnet High School
  • Rio Rico High School
  • Sabino High School
  • Sahuaro High School
  • Sunnyside High School
  • Tucson Magnet High School
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