M. McBride 

    Mark McBride
    Graphic Design Instructor
    Academy for Advance Studies
    Hello students and parents! My name is Mark McBride and I am artist and graphic designer with over 14 years experiance in illustration and design. I am also the owner of my art brand, Building Character Illustrations. I absolutley love to create and be submerged in the world of art. I began my career as as a self taught artist and transistioned into graphic design as an apprentice at the Albert Einstien College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. I am very proud to say that that I grew up as an 80s kid. I love cartoons, graffiti, anime, fashion art and street art! My goal is help my students realize the important role that graphic design plays in the world. By engaing in the creative process and creating effective art through graphic design, I am hopefull that my studensts will be successful not only in the classroom but beyond it as well.
    About the course:
    This course will provide students will a solid foundation and understanding of the principles of graphic design. This course will also show students the integral role that graphic design plays in our market, our society, and how they can effectively become a part of that. This course is designed to provide students with an aunthentic real world experiance in graphic design and production. In the studio, students will utilize the latest tools in the design industry to conceptulize, create, and through production, produce marketable products for their own personal projects and local area.