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Meet Two Amazing Students in the Graphic & Interactive Design Program

The Mount’s Graphic and Interactive Design (GID) major caters to students from all walks of life including first-year students, dual enrollment students, transfer students, and post-traditional students. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum which will prepare students for the workforce or the transfer college or university of their choosing.

Jonathan Lerew Selfie

I got to talk with a few GID students and they told me that they really love the program and all it has to offer them. One student I spoke with is Jonathan Lerew, a dual enrollment student who is finishing his last years of high school as a college student here at Mount Wachusett. According to Jonathan, being a dual enrollment student has opened up doors and shaped who he is today. “It has been great being a dual enrollment student here! I feel like it has broadened my horizons and given me a wealth of experiences to draw from,” he said.

When I asked him why he wanted to be a Graphic and Interactive Design major, he said “I honestly never considered graphic design as a career path. Then, I took a look into the grant-funded classes for dual enrollment students and saw a course in Photoshop. I tried it out and I loved it.” The rest was history for Jonathan.

Digital illustration of Malala Yousafzai
Jonathan Lerew’s digital illustration of Malala Yousafzai

Isabella Marinelli with a colorful bird on her shoulder


Isabella Marinelli is a Graphic Design student in her first year at the Mount. She chose MWCC because of its affordability and because it’s so close to home. She also loves the positive environment the program offers. “Everyone is really supportive with each other’s work which is great because you can get feedback and help from your classmates without feeling uncomfortable,” said Isabella. She is already looking ahead to life after college. “My absolute dream job would to be a book illustrator, I would also love to publish my own work.”



Photo Montage of a woman's profile, back of her head turns into the ocean with waves and fish coming out
Isabella Marinelli’s photo montage

These two students have done some brilliant work, as you can see! For more information visit the Graphic and Interactive Design program page or visit us Monday – Friday at 10:00AM and 3:00PM for a campus tour.


Ashley McHugh SelfieAbout the Author: Ashley McHugh is a Communications major who graduates on May 16. She is a contributing writer for the News Center.