Dena WilsonGraphic Design & Illustration InstructorKey Focus: To build a solid foundation of artistic skills using computers while building a solid foundation of each students' value and worth!
Education: University of North Texas - T & I Teacher certification University of Oklahoma - Masters in Human Relations Tarleton State University - Bachelors in Business Admin Vernon College - Associates in DP (Computer Info) Certifications: Adobe Certified Expert - Adobe Illustrator Adobe Certified Associate - Adobe Photoshop Adobe Certified Associate - Adobe Illustrator Other: Coauthored instructional book/videos-Illustrator CC NCTC Adjunct Professor Adobe Education Leader Alumni Suicide Crisis Hotline Trainer/ListenerBackground: I have been teaching since 2003, I was previously in public relations and did the graphic design and communication pieces. I also teach at the community college level. I coauthored a book creating companion video instruction. I am passionate about teaching graphic design AND passionate about teaching students!
I also do freelance graphic work on the side when not teaching, as well as writing curriculum and video instruction. I recently coauthored an instructional book for Illustrator.
Not surprising I am a family oriented person. I have been married since 2006 to John Wilson. He has an interesting job - partner owner of a PICKLE factory! Keeps our life interesting. I have three adult children who have made me a very proud mom - Steven is a fireman, John Wesley is a farmer rancher and Lanese is in Martketing for a carwash. They are all married and I have four grandsons. John brought three great children to the family as well. Aaron is in New York working in Computer Technology, Mindy a music teacher in Houston and our youngest is in college at A&M studying to become a real rocket scientist!
Travel is probably my main hobby. I lived in Germany for two years a couple of decades ago and was able to travel extensively while there I love going back to Europe any chance I get - and especially with my husband John as a lot of it is new to him.Graphic Design & Illustration (first year)
This course develops students skills and knowledge in graphic design and illustrationwhich is a creative study of the art of visual communications and advertising throughcreativity, illustration, design, analysis, approach and technical skills.Advanced Graphic Design & Illustration (second year)
Adv GD&I further develops skills and knowledge for creating graphics and illustrationsusing professionals standards of software (Adobe Creative Cloud) . Comprehensiveportfolios for college and/or employment will be developed – electronic and print. Thereis a focus on real world projects and employability .CertificationsThe industry standard Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certifications available for both AdobePhotoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
Important Information Syllabus for Graphic Design & Illustration First Day of School Information GD&I Syllabus Things You Need to Know Appropriate Dress Code for ATC GD&I Safety Rules & Guidelines Dress Code GD&I Safety Denton ISD School Calendar A Day and B Day Student Calendar (English and Spanish) 2018-19 DISD Calendar A-Day/B-Day Calendar
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