Graphic Communications


Mr. Mark Blanchette and Mr. John Mejia


The Graphic Communications program of study that prepares students for employment opportunities in digital and visual communications. They learn to take an idea from concept to preflight and understand the principles of prepress and outsourcing, as well as the practical aspects of basic printing processes, silk screening, and various bindery equipment. Students design and produce communication products using the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software and Macintosh computer hardware, outputting files to a wide format printer, digital copier, vinyl cutter or silk screen. Integral to the program is a student-run copy center that trains students in customer service and business-related procedures.

Career Paths

  • Press Operations
  • Prepress and Preflight
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Digital Photography
  • Web Design
  • Silk Screen

Industry Partnerships

  • Danvers Community Access TV
  • Lightstream
  • SkillsUSA


  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
  • Adobe Certification

Articulation Agreements 

  • Central Maine Community College
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • North Shore Community College

Meeting Documentation

Advisory Committee Members

Richard Berg, A.L. Larsen
Michael Chiusano, Chiusano Photography
Catherine Chiusano, MIT
Sandy Fuhs, North Shore Community College
Joseph Goldstein
Cassandra Kuechler
Jeff Kuechler
Beth Mercaldi, Lynn Vocational Technical Institute
Kirstin Morse, Staples
Michael Peluso, Shawmut Printing
Joe Schulte, Ben Franklin Tees
Ed Veiga, Lynn Vocational Technical Institute
Brenda Waslick, Greater Lawrence Voc Tech High School

Alumni Spotlight 

Kirstin Morse, Class of 2010

Where are they now? Staples

What is their job title? Print & Marketing Manager

“Essex North Shore opened my eyes to the endless possibilities within Graphic Design and the confidence to explore them. I cannot accurately describe the impact Mr. Blanchette & Ms. Brunaccini had on my high school career/experience and the years since. When people talk about teachers who inspired them and changed their lives, I can only think of these two individuals who are so deserving. I am forever grateful for them and even more grateful that we have stayed in touch.”