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Graphics Systems Class Makes Stickers

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Colter Bennett works with a student on Adobe Premiere. Photo by Eliot McDonald.

What do you get when you combine a class of students with knowledge of design, software, a specialized printer, and some creativity? You end up with custom designed stickers, sold by Mr. Colter Bennett’s Graphics Design class after Winter Break. 

Bennett teaches Communication Systems and Graphics Systems. These programs have two different levels. 

“[The class is about] learning how to use Adobe Softwares, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premier Pro,” said Bennett. 

 Following Communication Systems, which Bennett described as an “introduction course” to Graphics Systems, the class responsible for creating and selling the stickers. 

“They…use Adobe Illustrator and are using that program to design…any design they want to sell to the student body,” said Bennett. 

The class is creating the stickers to raise money for their program. Bennett explained the entire process to design a sticker and get it printed, the process to design a sticker is apparently simple. Load up Adobe Illustrator, a “graphic design tool that lets you design anything you can imagine.”, according to Adobe’s website. 

From there, they create their design. 

According to Bennett, it takes “two to three class periods,” and from there all the student has to do is upload the design to a thumbdrive, take it to the large format printer in the  classroom, and it’s as simple as “push, print, and rock on.” 

On average, it takes about three minutes to print a sticker, and the printer is capable of producing up to “100 small stickers in three or four minutes.”

The Graphics Systems class is on target to have the stickers ready to sell by the time students and staff get back for the third nine weeks, and hope to have a booth set up in the Cafeteria to sell during lunches. 

They do not have a definite price set, but Bennett doesn’t “imagine they’ll be any more than two or three dollars a piece.”

The design of the stickers revolve around the festivities of the holiday season, but the class is leaning more towards the theme of Wildcat Pride and school spirit in support of our Winter Sports athletes, with the sports seasons now being underway. 

Be sure to check out the stickers that Graphics Design is putting together when they are selling them, and have a great Winter Break!

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Brody Kirkpatrick, Reporter
Sophomore Brody Kirkpatrick is an aspiring human being, as well as being a first year reporter with the Prowler. He likes to fill his time with work, swim during the fall and winter, and oxygen breathing almost 99 percent of the time, an activity that he advises all humans practice on a daily basis. Kirkpatrick also claims to be a professional Call of Duty player, however the statistics don’t reflect that, leading many critics to believe he is just a “casual”. Brody was placed into Journalism after a class was removed, and despite it not being his first choice, he still intends to put his best work into the class and the Prowler as a whole.

Eliot McDonald, Broadcast Editor
Junior Eliot McDonald is the staff videographer for the Prowler staff  but also loves writing articles of many kinds. In this coming year of Journalism, McDonald wants to expand his repertoire of writing styles, get more involved with school events, and help new journalism students produce the best media they can for The Prowler. Other than subjects that reside under the label of “English” McDonald loves to study History and Social Sciences. Outside of school, McDonald enjoys soccer for a club team in the fall and he also plays for the highschool soccer team in the spring. In addition to soccer McDonald is big into the world of physical fitness and weightlifting. When not in soccer season he likes to powerlift and plans on eventually competing in a powerlifting meet when time permits. Whilst on breaks from school, such as summer break, McDonald loves going to his family's beach house. When at the beach he loves to fish, swim, and bike. McDonald is ecstatic to continue his work in the world of journalism under the guidance of his peers and teacher, Ms. Mary Holton.

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