Graphic Design & Production – Thank you

Wow! What a crazy Spring 2020 semester! I really enjoyed having you all again in class and seeing how much fun you had designing your assignments. I am going to miss everyone of you!

Thank you to all of you who continued to participate, learn more about Adobe Creative Suite and graphic design. You should have submitted all assignments and your final portfolio by now. If not, please submit by end of day Monday, May 18th, 2020.

I hope everyone has a great summer and hope to see you all in the fall (fingers crossed). If you have questions please feel free to reach out to me through gmail or my school email address.

With Love,

Mrs. Hotchkiss

Graphic Design & Production…Final Portfolio

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The final project for this semester will be for you to create a final portfolio. You will take what you’ve created since starting Adobe Illustrator/Vectr/PhotoPea/Photoshop/InDesign to create your portfolio. I will email the detailed instructions to create your portfolio and send the link back to me for review. I am excited to see how creative you all will be!

DUE Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


***Seniors look for a special email from me by Thursday afternoon!

Mrs. H

Graphic Design & Production – Extended Weekly Project – Due Friday, May 1st, 2020

The last weekly project has been sent to you through email. You will be give the challenge to come up with a t-shirt design for the HOYA PRIDE t-shirt that comes out at the beginning of every school year. Your design could be on all of the students at Harrison High School. How exciting?! Please take the time to think of your design and follow the instructions that have been sent to you through email. I look forward to seeing your designs.

Hope you all are well, I really miss seeing you guys!

Mrs. H

Graphic Design & Production – Product Advertising Project #3

I just sent out an email for the 3rd assignment. You will create a Product Advertisement. Instructions are in the email with a little video from Mr. Ward. 🙂 Please watch the video and review the instructions, if you have any questions, please reach out!

If you are not receiving my emails on assignments, please reach out to me on our class email – or I do not know you are not receiving them if I don’t hear from you. Check your spam/junk folder to make sure you are not receiving them. I am sending the files to the gmail emails you use in class to submit assignments. If you are not using this email at home, please send me an updated email address.

Hope you are all doing well!

Mrs. H

Graphic Design & Production – Challenge 2 – UPDATED Due Date April 1st, 2020

Only a few students have submitted their Challenge 2. The final due date is Wednesday, April 1st, and no that isn’t a joke! 🙂 Please have your Children’s Book submitted tomorrow by NOON. If you have questions or not able to access files, please email me and let me know so I can help you and provide support. I will be putting up another project/assignment with all the details by tomorrow

I sure miss seeing you all in class! I hope you are doing well!

Mrs. H

Graphic Design & Production – Creative Challenge 2 – Friday, March 27th

MARCH 20TH, 2020

Today, I sent the class an email with your next challenge. We usually hold off and work on this at the end of the semester but think it will be fun for you all to do from home. Please follow the emails instructions, I have also shared a folder with you in google drive. If you have not received this email, please let me know at your earliest convenience.


Mrs. H

Graphic Design & Production…Creative Challenge

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Last night I emailed our class a Creative Challenge! Please review your email for instructions for your challenge. Use the programs you have available to you to create your image. I hope you have spent the last couple days reviewing – Vectr, Photopea and Canva to help you get creative with you images. Save your final image as a jpeg file and email it back to my gmail. Due Date Friday, March 20th. Good Luck and if you have questions, please email me.

Mrs. H

Graphic Design & Production – Digital Learning – Lets Get Started

Students –

I sent out an email earlier today with a starting point for our Intro to Graphic Design classes. In this email you will download the MS Word document. It has links to free options for design and youtube videos explaining how to use these free programs. Please check out all of the programs and get familiar using them. Vectr will be used instead of Illustrator, Photopea will be used instead of Photoshop and Canva will be used for InDesign. We know that nothing will be as good as the Adobe Creative Suite programs, it is always good to be flexible and learn additional programs to make your self well versed when working in Graphic Design.

Please keep an eye on your gmail account. I will be available during the day, if you have questions. As we work out a solid plan, we all need to be patient and understand we are all trying and everything will work out. Please do not stress, we are trying to make things for y’all as easy to access for all of our students to be able to work and learn.  Below see the link to the document sent in the email if you need to refer back to it.

Let’s get started


Mrs. H

Graphic Design & Production – Plan for Digital Learning

Students – In class, we spoke a bit about how we will move forward during the next couple of weeks while we are getting used to digital learning. Mr. Ward and I will have a plan set for our Graphic Design and Communications classes. We will email you through your gmail account, so please keep checking your email for your assignments. As I mention today, we will have things up and running by Tuesday, March 17th. If you do not receive an email from me, please email me to check in.

Great job today on finishing up your Branding assignment on the Cereal Box and Soda Can. I know it has been a bit of a long process but you all kept working hard to get things completed before we left today! Thank you!

Stay well and keep your eye out for my email!

Mrs. H

Graphic Design & Production – Branding/Package Design

Students are working on their Branding logo for their own company. Once they have finished creating their logo. They will create 2 designs, one for a cereal box with an audience of pre-teens (10-13). Thinking of their customer they will come up with a name and complete package design of the cereal box. For their second design for their brand, students will come up with a soda can design, for the same age group but try to appeal to the adults who are purchasing the product.

Students have worked on different assignments, learning production skills on how to set up and create designs that will be ready to print and be able to complete production. Beginning with their 2020 Calendars, Notepads, T-shirt designs for Heat press, T-shirt logo for Harrison Graphic Design for screen printing, corporate logo challenge and now Branding. Ask your student to see some of their work. They have worked hard on creating their designs.


Mrs. H