M. McBride 

    Mark McBride
    Graphic Design Instructor
    Hello students and parents! My name is Mark McBride and I am an artist and graphic designer with over 14 years' experience in illustration and design. I am also the owner of my own art brand, Building Character Illustrations. I absolutely love to create and be submerged in the world of art. I began my career as a self-taught artist and transitioned into graphic design as an apprentice at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. I am very proud to say that I grew up as an 80s kid. I love cartoons, graffiti, anime, fashion art and street art! My goal is to help my students realize the important role that graphic design plays in the world. By engaging in the creative process and creating effective art through graphic design, I am hopeful that my students will be successful not only in the classroom but beyond that as well.
    About the course:
    This course will provide students with 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 authentic real world experience in graphic design and production. In the studio, students will utilize the latest tools in the design industry to conceptualize, create, and through production, produce marketable products for their own personal projects and local area.