Applied Visual Arts

The two-year Graphic Design Program is an intensive course of study preparing students for entry-level jobs in design studios, advertising agencies, corporate in-house design departments and other businesses using computers to create design, advertising, web sites and promotional pieces.

The first year of studies emphasize design fundamentals, creative problem-solving, history, technology, and basic web development. First-year projects and exercises introduce students to printed, web, and interactive media.

The second year engages students in these subjects to advanced levels and introduces students to a variety of interactive media including animation, 3D modeling, advanced web development, social media. The second year also includes opportunities for student to choose related skill sets to enhance their employment opportunities in the design field. These skill sets include but are not limited to advanced internet programming, digital photography, video production, social media marketing, journalism and fine art.

Students enter in the Fall quarter and proceed through six consecutive quarters. All students must apply for entry into the program following the steps outlined on the application process in the Spring quarter. Students who wish to take courses before entering in Fall quarter are encouraged to contact our faculty for counseling.

Graphic Design 2-Credit Self-paced Courses

All announcements on this web site and in the CCS catalog are subject to change without notice and do not constitute an agreement between the college and the student.

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Class Credits
GRDSN 156Illustrator I 2.0
GRDSN 158PhotoShop I 2.0
GRDSN 163InDesign I 2.0
GRDSN 164Illustrator II 2.0
GRDSN 166PhotoShop II 2.0
GRDSN 168InDesign II 2.0
GRDSN 171Flash 2.0
GRDSN 172Dreamweaver 2.0
GRDSN 173Flash II 2.0
GRDSN 174Dreamweaver II 2.0
GRDSN 175After Effects 2.0

Contact information is listed below. Select the e-mail link to send an e-mail. For general program information, contact the administrative assistant. The globe icon Globe Icon identifies faculty web sites. Click the globe to visit the site.

Web Faculty/Staff Phone Office Email
  Crabtree, Doug; Graphic Design Instructor (509) 533-3717 19-223 Doug.Crabtree@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Heidle, Carl; Graphic Design Instructor (509) 533-4181 19-216A Carl.Heidle@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Lonchar, Mickey; Graphic Design Instructor (509) 533-3715 19-227 Mickey.Lonchar@sfcc.spokane.edu
  Stemkoski, Ryan; Graphic Design Instructor (509) 533-3425 19-202 Ryan.Stemkoski@sfcc.spokane.edu
Graphic and Web Design Stiles, Greg (Gregory); Graphic Design Instructor (509) 533-3708 19-229 Greg.Stiles@sfcc.spokane.edu
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Contact information is listed below. Select the e-mail link to send an e-mail. For general program information, contact the administrative assistant. The globe icon Globe Icon identifies faculty web sites. Click the globe to visit the site.

Crabtree, Doug; Graphic Design Instructor

Crabtree, Doug; Graphic Design Instructor Office: 19-223

Phone: (509) 533-3717

Email: Doug.Crabtree@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Doug has been a faculty member in the Graphic Design program at Spokane Falls Community College since 1998. He teaches print production, multimedia technology, and self-paced classes on a variety of subjects. Doug also oversees students’ cooperative education experience.

Doug is the Advisor to The Wire Harp, an annual campus literary and arts magazine, and is a board member for the American Advertising Federation.

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Heidle, Carl; Graphic Design Instructor

Heidle, Carl; Graphic Design Instructor Office: 19-216A

Phone: (509) 533-4181

Email: Carl.Heidle@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Carl joined the graphic design faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 2012. He graduated from Montana State University in 1996. He began his career as a graphic designer for a regional agency which brought him to Spokane in early 1998.

Carl is a former president, board member, and committee chair of the Spokane Advertising Federation and continues to be involved as an active member. He has also served as a member of the Graphic Design Advisory Committee for Spokane Falls Community College.

In his work as a senior art director, Carl led an award-winning team of graphic designers and developers working with a wide range of clients in the Spokane area. He has since extended his services as an independent designer and consultant.

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Stemkoski, Ryan; Graphic Design Instructor

Stemkoski, Ryan; Graphic Design Instructor Office: 19-202

Phone: (509) 533-3425

Email: Ryan.Stemkoski@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
Ryan teaches web development classes in the Graphic Design program at Spokane Falls Community College. He joined the faculty in 2011. He is also the Interactive Director at Zipline Interactive which specializes in developing branded marketing solutions that work in the real world.

Ryan believes that marketing plans, corporate identity, collateral sales material, product packaging, and websites must all work together to create a unified and goal-directed experience.

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Stiles, Greg (Gregory); Graphic Design Instructor

Stiles, Greg (Gregory); Graphic Design Instructor Office: 19-229

Phone: (509) 533-3708

Email: Greg.Stiles@sfcc.spokane.edu

Graphic and Web Design
Greg joined the graphic design faculty at Spokane Falls Community College in 1997 and currently teaches design techniques, design process, and a variety of self-paced classes. He earned his BA and MEd from Eastern Washington University and is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in InDesign.

Greg is a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Spokane Advertising Federation. He has received awards from several design competitions including the Society of Technical Communicators Northwest, International Association of Business Communicators and Broadcast Design Association, the Spokane Advertising Federation, and Print’s Regional Design Annual. He was selected as the Spokane Advertising Professional (Ad Pro) of the year in 2010.

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