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Web and Graphic Design


Web and Graphic Design combines visual communication skills with computer technology to share ideas and information in traditional, digital, print, and web formats.

Clark’s program builds a first-year foundation of art and technical skills and progresses into advanced study of Web and Graphic Design practices.

Students learn on industry-standard technology that will prepare them for entry-level employment or the ability to transfer to a four-year institution.

Degrees and Certificates

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Kristl Plinz
Computer and Graphics Technology Department Head

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Combining Artistic Style with Technical Skills

The need for functional design is always in demand. Companies stay relevant in today’s market by creating visual content that is approachable and useful. At Clark, students work on industry standard equipment and software to combine their creativity with technical skills.

Classes takes place in a group setting, creating a team dynamic to learning. Students collaborate on real-world client projects for local nonprofits and small businesses, putting their skills to use while building a portfolio of work.

Clark’s Art and Computer Graphics Technology Departments offer degrees that include and Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design and an Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) in Web and Graphic Design. These degree options allow students to continue their education beyond a certificate of proficiency.

Career Opportunities 

Employment opportunities for Graphic and Web design exist in a variety of formats: web designer, graphic designer, marketing assistant, and production artist.

According to The U.S. Department of Labor, employment for Graphic Design jobs have an estimated median wage in the Portland-Vancouver metro of $29.86 per hour.