This is a foundation course in typography with an emphasis on using type for a multiple of industry related applications ranging from print to interactive.

Month: January 2017 (Page 1 of 2)

The Plain, Timid Rookie of Typography

Hello! My name is Amanda and I’m a Communication Design Major here at City Tech. I transferred here back in Fall 2015 after obtaining an associate’s degree at Kingsborough. I have been doing art since high school when we mainly worked with a variety of traditional mediums from charcoal to oil paint.

It wasn’t until college when I started to learn how to work digitally. While I have experience with InDesign, I haven’t really worked with it in a while so I’m a little rusty. Typography is a sub-topic of graphic design I find myself struggling with. I hope by taking this class I can better understand how it works and how to use it in an effective manner.

When I’m not at school or at work, I’m on the computer going through social media, playing video games or improving my drawing skills.

Picture done by Tyra

Completely Original Introduction

Hello my name is David Andrew Perez, but I usually go by Andy. I am a junior now and my major is Communication Design. I love everything that has to do with art from traditional to digital. I love listening to music. It inspires me to do more with my artwork. I’m always spending time with my friends and family, but I really enjoy peace and quiet. Even though I like to keep to myself, I love meeting new people and making more friends. I enjoy playing video games, so much that it’s what I would like to do with my life. I want to be a character designer for video games and shows. I am a huge Spider-Man fan, just wanted to put that out there for no particular reason. I really look forward to gaining a new respect for designing with type because I don’t like it and I want that to change. It is very nice to meet you all and I look forward to working along side you lovely people.

I’m Not Much of a Talker, but I do Like to Learn


My name is Jesus Juarez. I was born in Manhattan but moved to Staten Island and spend most of my life there. I’m not much of a talker but I do like to learn new form of art and get inspired by other people’s artwork. During my free time I like to read, listen to music, play games or even cook from time to time. I like to draw even though I’m that good at it, but I like to practice it. I hope to work in the video game community and travel from place to place.

Picture Credit to Ashley Carrasco

I Immerse Myself in My Art

Hey, my name is Aryana, but I prefer to be called Ary. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music and expressing myself through different mediums such as pens, pencils, charcoals, paints, etc. Its all based on my free expression, the tool doesn’t really matter. I have found that when I immerse myself in my art, a sense of a peace overwhelms me. I also enjoy traveling. If I didn’t have responsibilities and was given the opportunity to pack my belongings and travel the world, I’d pack up and go. There are so many places and cultures I want to learn and experience.

I am also passionate and inspired by nature. I believe it to be the purest form of life and the most beautiful. The more things I experience the more inspired I become. It brings a thrill to my soul. I believe my moments of inspiration to be moments of self discovery. In those moments I’m completely myself. Im just trying to follow my purpose and enjoy the journey along the way. Im elated to take this class.

Most People Call Me X, and I Don’t Really Mind

My name is Xavier Cruz, most people who know me very well just call me X, although I don’t really mind it. This is my second semester as a college freshman. I joined this class looking for a new beginning with my fellow peers. I am Puerto Rican but was born and raised in the Bronx with my 3 other siblings and parents. Graphic design and other aspects of the subject has always interested me. I feel like there’s so much that can be learned from the basic principles, including using your artist intellect to understand the perspective of others by looking into what makes an assignment. I’m hoping that like last semester, I am able to learn new things every time in class so that I have something to look forward to for the next class. Overall, I want to improve my general skills by stacking upon what I already know and touching upon more information. I am very excited to see what the new semester has to offer me. You never know what may happen along the way. I also look forward to learning more about each and everyone of you guys. Here’s to a great few months.

Introducing Myself

Hey guys, my name is Ashley Carrasco. I’m in my second semester in this school but it’s the first one where I’m taking courses in Communication Design. Last semester my major was Liberal Arts and Sciences because I didn’t really know what I wanted to study. By the end of last semester I decided to change it to something that I was a little more interested in doing.  I don’t really have a lot of experience with drawing; I used to take art classes when I was in middle school, 9th and 10th grade. I don’t really know how to draw well, but most of the time I keep trying until I think that I’ve done my best. Some things that I really like are music, movies, photography, dance. In my spare time I mostly read, or go on Netflix to catch up on the shows that I watch like Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon A Time, The 100 and some others. Also, I like to write anything that comes to my head and I also take pictures. I’m not that good but I am trying to get the hang of it.

I’m a little scared yet curious to see the challenges that I’m going to be facing this semester. I’m going to try my best and practice to improve every day.

Introduction Assignment

My name is Waajid Munajj, this is my first semester attending City Tech as a communication design major. I have a little experience when it comes to creating anything using a digital medium but have a great interest in learning how to do so. I enjoy painting in various mediums but mostly oil, traveling whenever i’m able to and spending time with my family. My favorite types of food is Indian and my favorite colors are black and blue. I enjoy cooking or baking and also reading in my spare time.

Picture Credit: Jovanne

Introduction to Myself Assignment

My name is Marquis Brown. This isn’t my first time taking this class at City Tech but is my second time trying to not fail. I love video games, hacking, music, and i’m kinda bad at drawing but my dream job is to be a Game Designer which is why i’m in the Communication Design major so I can get better at drawing. On my spare time I like to either play video games, go on YouTube, go to my friends house to hang out or sleep over, try to search new ways to hack my games or make video on YouTube.

Picture Credit to Bingji

Assignment : Homework No.1, Introduction

Greetings! My name is Deandra Cornelius, I am an avid artist, master in digital arts ( Photoshop, Clip studio paint, PTS ) for 11 years. I am a website coder, knowing http & javascript as well as CSS and I’m currently learning more about C++. My favorite colors are grey & blue, and I have a fondness for history and astronomy. I enjoy writing as much as I enjoy art, and I do know a bit of typography, as it is required in my websites.  I hope to become friends with all of you in the upcoming semester!

Introduction to Myself Assignment

My name is Emmanuel DeWalt, but you can call me Manny for short. This isn’t my first year at City Tech but this is my first time learning in the Communication Design major department. Last year I was in the Electromechanical Technology Engineering major but I didn’t really like it that much. It didn’t  feel right for me. I’m not the best at drawing; actually, I don’t really know how to draw. You might ask “Why did I choose an major that involves drawing?” Even though I don’t have an artistic talent I am able to think creatively and so I’m in this major to learn the in’s and out’s of drawing putting my creative thinking to the test. My spare time involves mostly sleeping and hanging out with my friends. Sometimes I enjoy the comfort of my own home and like to stay there for a while mostly during the weekdays if I have to go to school or not.


Picture Credit to Yan Ling Moy

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