Welcome to Graphic Communications
My name is Joellyn Hayden and I am the new Graphic Communications Instructor. I have a bachelors degree in Graphic Design from Lander University.
I am also a 1993 graduate of Palmetto High School and Graphic Communications here at ACTC. I absolutely loved this class and the Career Center and have always dreamed of teaching here one day. That dream has become a reality.
I am married and have 3 amazing children. I have 2 daughters; Joeli and Carrie, both students at Palmetto High and my son Jonathan is a student at Palmetto Middle. My husband, Gregg and I live in West Pelzer now but have both lived just a few miles from the Career Center all our lives. We are very connected and involved in this community. I am a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where I volunteer with our youth, children’s and women’s ministries. My hobbies include drawing, painting, freelance graphic design, watching a lot of college football and spending time with my friends and family.
I have been working in the Graphics industry for 19 years. I began working at Sealed Air Corporation – Cryovac in Simpsonville, SC right out of college. Cryovac is a large global food packaging company with an in-house graphics services department. Graphics Services is responsible for North America, Canada and Latin America graphics, customer service, color editing and other pre-press needs. In my 19 years there I had exposure to our flexographic press department, but primarily worked in our Graphics department as a Process Color Technologist. I also served as a team trainer for 6 years. I often call myself a “graphics geek” because I get really excited and get satisfaction from seeing a product label that I’ve worked on in the grocery store. I am passionate about Graphics and Art and I hope to see that same passion in my students. It’s an amazing and fun career choice with so many possibilities.