This is a one semester course where students explore 2D design issues and specialized illustration techniques used by designers and illustrators in the graphics and comic book industry. Students will learn to create vector drawings and illustrations through the use of multiple techniques and technology. Projects will focus on 2D designs, motifs, basic illustrations, and character design. In addition, students will focus on developing a more advanced working knowledge of the elements (line, shape, form, value, color, texture) and principles (unity/harmony, variety, emphasis/dominance, balance, rhythm/movement, pattern/grouping, proportion, composition, harmony, pattern, rhythm) of design to describe and critique artwork. Students will also be introduced to career opportunities in the art and design industry.