Hyde Park CSD Superintendent Dr. Greer Rychcik, and CTI graphic design student Angelica Petersen
Dutchess BOCES CTI graphic design student Angelica Petersen, a senior at FDR High School, is gaining real world experience less than a week into the new school year as she begins work on a project for her own school district.
Angelica is designing a logo for the Hyde Park Central School District. To begin, she met with Superintendent Dr. Greer Rychcik to define the scope of the project. They discussed needs, concepts, usages, and deadlines. Angelica, who is in the second year of the Graphic Design Program at CTI, will continue to communicate directly with her client throughout the process until the job is done.
In the program, while learning graphic design, students are also given opportunities to work with clients one-on-one to design and produce work for real-world applications, said teacher Stephen Lawson. Work experience is critically important in preparing CTI students for career, college, and beyond.