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Office Hours: Mon & Thurs 1:15-2pm
Weds 4:15-5:00pm
Also in the classroom very briefly after class. Email me for a specific appointment (or possible other time).
Location: Computer Technology Center
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Computer Technology Center (Aptos)Computer Technology Center (Watsonville)Cooperative Work Experience EducationDigital MediaStudent EmploymentTutorialsVisual, Applied and Performing Arts (VAPA) Division Office


Leslie Murray
Digital Media, and VAPA Creative Careers Faculty

B.A. Art, Certificate Graphic Design, Working Professional.
With Cabrillo College since 2004

Feel free to contact me any time via the message link at left

••••• F A L L • 2 0 1 8 • C L A S S E S •••••
All classes design and create original, professional, portfolio-quality final projects.
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•DM-12 Photoshop Techniques I -- "Intermediate Level" Prereq: DM-4
This class will give you a solid broad range of techniques: pixel painting with brush tools and Wacom tablets, multiple-image composites, color changes & adjustments, selecting tools, masks & non-destructive editing, layers & channels, blending modes, filters, design & typography.

Photo-editing for Graphic Arts & DM (as opposed to Art Photography) in many cases the image itself is NOT the end result. Can be original drawing or illustration (traced or freehand), edited for color or texture, cut out or collage/montage, masking and transparency, text effects.
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•DM-2 Digital Publishing I -- "Advanced-Beginner Level" Prereq: DM1
•DM-6 Digital Publishing II -- "Intermediate to Advanced Level" Prereq: DM2
Digital Publishing covers typography, the creative design process, page layout, for print and interactive documents. InDesign tools for efficiency and automation on larger and repeating projects.
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•VAPA79: Creative Careers in Visual, Applied, & Performing Arts ***** EXCITING NEW CLASS! *****
(DM79 and cross-listed by your major: AH79, ART79, etc. -- all join the same course.)
Investigate creative career opportunities in any (or a combination) of "VAPA" visual, applied, & performing arts. Focus on non-traditional pathways toward a sustainable creative livelihood in the arts. Learn design thinking, project development, collaboration, and presentation skills.
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•DM-80 The Studio ***** NEW COURSE – Only Offered again this Fall 2018 *****
Use your DM design and tech skills to prepare for your design career in a studio context -- for freelance or employment, and any design specialty: Web, Video, Animation, Illustration, Graphics, Image Editing... Evaluate and plan for client needs from intake to delivery. Build your client-communication skills and workflow procedures. Use best practices for collaborative media design. Recommended Prereqs: DM2 DM4 Prep: DM60, DM34.
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ABOUT ME:
I am a creative artist and designer with a strong interest in Design, Technology, Art, Education, Writing, and Career Development. I enjoy discovering how things work and are inter-connected, and finding ways to explain, relate, and simplify complex topics.

My teaching originated from my experience working as a professional graphic designer, illustrator, writer, art director, production manager, and photo editor for regional, national, and international clients including three Fortune-50 tech companies. I work in high-end commercial image-editing, and publishing for print and web (advertising, interactive presentations, websites, catalogs, magazines, books).

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