Delaware Tech visual communications student Victoria (Tori) Nazarewycz recently created a 30th anniversary logo for Westside Family Healthcare that the health center will use throughout the year as it celebrates three decades of service. Nazarewycz completed the design as an applied practice course project.
Applied practice courses provide students the opportunity to work directly with clients on relevant and meaningful projects. “These courses prepare our students for the realities of working as a freelance photographer, graphic designer or web developer,” said Patti Bishop, department chair of the College’s visual communications program.
“This class, and working on this project specifically, has given me the real-world experience that I will need to excel in the design industry,” said Nazarewycz.
For Westside Family Healthcare, which opened its doors in 1988 and has five treatment facilities throughout the state, being part of an applied practice course proved highly beneficial.
“We had a wonderful experience working with visual communication students to develop our 30th anniversary campaign logo and brand,” said Lolita Lopez, president & CEO of Westside Family Healthcare. “We’re fortunate to have such a great resource at our finger tips. Talented Delaware Tech students are eager to engage in community-based projects, and we look forward to working with them on future initiatives.”
According to Bishop, applied practice courses projects are selected through an application process that involves a committee review and discussion. She adds that ideal clients are non-profits or small start-ups with a reoccurring event. To learn more about Delaware Tech’s visual communications program, which offers associate degrees in advertising design, multimedia, and photo imaging, individuals can visit www.dtcc.edu.
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