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BOCES Graphic Design Student Honors Harriet Tubman

Graphic Design and New Media student Haley Brewer recently put her graphic design skills to the test while also helping to honor an esteemed figure in American history.

Brewer, a senior at Jordan-Elbridge High School, was tasked with creating a postcard and poster to help celebrate Harriet Tubman Weekend. The project was assigned to Brewer through her internship with Auburn City Hall and the Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn.

Brewer was given information and instructed to come up with a poster and postcard that would be on display during Harriet Tubman Weekend, which celebrates the life of the famous abolitionist and activist. Brewer said she took that she has learned at BOCES to help her with the project.

“I really enjoyed putting my skills into my work, like actually using my skills to create the postcard and the poster,” said Brewer.

From start to finish, Brewer was able to put her own unique touches on the materials.

“I was allowed to have my own ideas to the postcard, like how I wanted to set up the title, Harriet Tubman Weekend”,” said Brewer.

Before joining the Graphic Design and New Media program, Brewer didn’t have much graphic design experience, but said she has really enjoyed taking the program the last two years.