Author Archives: Ashley Fernandez

Interview with Brandy Ortiz

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8QG1IpuszNzamxmcERodTlSU2c

Interviewing Brandy was a fun experience. I got to know more about her on what she liked and what she wanted to do in the COMD major. Editing the video in Premiere Pro was a new thing for me because I have never used the program before. The program that I’ve only used was iMovie to edit a video for my English class. While using the program, I watched some youtube videos to get the basics of it. After playing around with it, I got the hang of it. I kind of liked editing the videos and hope to use the program more in the future.

Visually Enhanced Quote Project (Revised)

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For the visual quote project the ones that I chose to revise were these two drawings:

  1. On the first artwork, what I revised was the quote. I left the word “world” the same font but decreased the type size. For the rest of the quotes I changed the font type to san serif and lowercased the “I”. I also added the name of the person who said the quote which I forgot to add in my other quote drawings. With the feet, I just spread it a little far apart so it wouldn’t be too close to the quote.
  2. For the second artwork, I kept the fonts the same for the quote but lowercased “there’s”. With “at your” I decreased the font size and put it on the elf. I left the feet drawing, and took out the word foot. I did this because since I have the image of it, I wanted the viewer to look at the quote and try to figure out what it’s trying to say.

Field Trip – Cooper Hewitt

Last week the Digital Media class of CDMG 111 went on a field trip to the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Before going to the museum, the class met at Grand Central Terminal and made a quick visit to the Transit Museum gift shop. After the class looked around the gift shop, we took the 4 train to the Cooper Hewitt. When we got there, we were given a digital pen to save the work that we found interesting or liked on it so that later on we can retrieve what we saved online. In the museum we visited the current exhibits and the immersion room.

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One artwork that I found in the immersion room was the Sidewall, Marilyn Monroe, 2015. This is actually a wallpaper manufactured by Flaver Paper and it dates to 2015. It was screen printed and hand printed on chrome mylar. This artwork uses a portrait of Marilyn Monroe on a black background. Her portrait uses the colors of red, white, and blue. This wallpaper was probably based on artist Andy Warhol’s silkscreen painting of Marilyn Monroe titled The Marilyn Diptych.

Sidewall, Marilyn Monoprint, 2015; Manufactured by Flavor Paper (United States); screen printed and hand painted on chrome mylar; L x W: 457.2 × 74.9 cm (15 ft. × 29 1/2 in.); Gift of Flavor Paper; 2015-44-4

Sidewall, Marilyn Monoprint, 2015; Manufactured by Flavor Paper (United States); screen printed and hand painted on chrome mylar; L x W: 457.2 × 74.9 cm (15 ft. × 29 1/2 in.); Gift of Flavor Paper; 2015-44-4

The second artwork that I found was the Sidewall (France), 1923. The medium of the artwork is block printed on paper. It was designed by Jean Lurcat and manufactured by Pierre Chareau. The artwork dates back to 1923 and the museum acquired it in 1930. The artwork has a high contrast color of blue and white images of tanks, battleships and plants.

 Sidewall (France), 1923; Designed by Jean Lurçat (French, 1892–1966); block printed on paper; H x W: 51 x 48 cm (20 1/16 x 18 7/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Cornelius Sullivan; 1930-21-1-f

Sidewall (France), 1923; Designed by Jean Lurçat (French, 1892–1966); block printed on paper; H x W: 51 x 48 cm (20 1/16 x 18 7/8 in.); Gift of Mrs. Cornelius Sullivan; 1930-21-1-f

The third artwork that I found in the museum was the Sidewall (France), 1920. This artwork’s medium is block printed on paper. It was designed by Rene Crevel, manufactured by C. H. H Geffory, and was distributed by Nancy McClelland, Inc. The artwork uses repetition with the background and the flowers in front of it. The color that the artist uses is black and white and with a pattern of stripes for the objects in the background. For the flowers in front of it, the artist uses pink for the pedals and purple for the middle part of it.

Sidewall (France), 1920; Designed by René Crevel (French, 1900–1935); block printed on paper; 72.5 x 50 cm (28 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Gift of Nancy McClelland; 1945-3-4

Sidewall (France), 1920; Designed by René Crevel (French, 1900–1935); block printed on paper; 72.5 x 50 cm (28 9/16 x 19 11/16 in.); Gift of Nancy McClelland; 1945-3-4

 

Introduction

Hi my name is Ashley and I’m 19 years old. I was born and raised in Woodside, New York. I graduated from the High School of Applied Communication which is located in Long Island City. I am now in my second year in City Tech majoring in Communication Design. My interest in graphic design started in high school.

I’ve always had an interest in art during my school years. I’ve always loved drawing, but I wasn’t passionate about it. During my years in school, I really didn’t know what I wanted to major in college. At the time I wasn’t passionate to do a certain thing. But during my junior year, I had to take a graphic design class. As I learned more from that class, I actually enjoyed the subject. That’s how I decided what I wanted to major in college.

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