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Poster designer connected to passion through CTE class

While signing up for classes as a sophomore at Central Valley High School near Spokane, Melanie Hoff noticed a class called "Graphic Design" and enrolled. Though she liked to draw, she struggled initially with the class. But after taking time outside of school to study Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver, she quickly rose to the top of her class, designing posters and sweatshirts for the school choir.

After completing all the graphic design classes offered by her school, she signed up for the Spokane Skills Center for her senior year where she has learned how to screen print on t-shirts and use other kinds of printers for printing designs.

She has made logos, posters, event posters, signs and jewelry designs for two businesses in her area. And she's currently working on some clothing designs. .

"Since I was little, I have been interested in art on the computer. I am so happy that I carried out this interest and absolutely fell in love with it. It is my dream and my goal to be a successful graphic designer."


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