Hunterdon County Polytech’s Commercial Art & Advertising Design students are Bridging the Gap

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Are you looking for a new logo or business card for your business? How about banners, T-shirts or promo cards for an upcoming event? If yes, then you should consider the work from Hunterdon County Polytech’s Bridging the Gap. Bridging the Gap is a partnership with members from local Rotary Clubs and students enrolled in Polytech’s Commercial Art & Advertising Design program.

Rotary members mentor students on how to develop a business and marketing plan. They share their business skills and strategies to help guide students throughout the two-month process. Upon completion of their plan, students are interviewed for freelance jobs at a Bridging the Gap Job Fair.

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This year, the Job Fair will be on Tuesday, March 28th. At that time, students will be interviewed and selected by real business clients to create business cards, brochures, menus, logos and other art related promotional items. In the past, students have also created book illustrations, banners, murals, and framed artwork.
This experience not only gives students an opportunity to work with real clients but also to put their art skills to work. While in the program students create drawings, paintings and digital artwork using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign software as well as laying out and designing typography. In May, clients receive their custom art requests and to recognize the students’ work, an awards breakfast is held with mentors, clients and students. At the celebration, students present their projects and Rotarians award scholarships to students with the best work. If you are a business owner and would like to participate or would like more information about Bridging the Gap Job Fair on March 28, please contact Teresa Diaz at 908-788-1119 ext. 2021 or email tdiaz@hcpolytech.org.

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