My time at Trident allowed me to receive a formal introduction to Graphic Design. My first design classes focused on the hands on elements of design such as sketching, painting, and craftsmanship. It was there that I learned the importance of conception of ideas and how to create thumbnails and roughs before reaching the final solution to my visual communication problems. After my initial courses, I received training in all of the programs in the adobe CS4 suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver). I also learned how each of the programs can be used with one another to create different facets of the design ie. vector art, photos, multipage documents, animation, websites. I also was able to take digital and manual photography classes.