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.

I’ve switched majors three times…

Hey, my name is G. 

So I guess I’ll start off by saying that my name is Gianna Paola Jimenez. But I really prefer being called ‘G’. It’s simple and easy to remember. I am 19 years old and a few months away from being 20 and I’m not too sure how I feel about it. My major is, of course, Communication Design. That being said, I’ve changed my major three times since I’ve been at City Tech and I think I’ve landed right where I’m supposed to be. Before City Tech, I went to the Art & Design High School in East Midtown, Manhattan. I majored in Photography for a year and then finished off my high school career as an Architecture major (yes, there’s a trend here). I loved photography but I felt like I already knew and understood everything that was being taught to me, so I switched over to architecture because I wanted a challenge. And it was definitely a challenge but I made it through and absolutely loved it, but not enough to major in it in college and that is why I am here now.

Moving away from academics, one of my biggest passions is makeup and writing. Thinking objectively, those aren’t two things that I could go to college for but they are things I am passionate about nonetheless. So about two years ago, I decided to make them a hobby and soon after that they became my jobs. I have been a Freelance Makeup Artist for about a year and a half and a Beauty Blogger for a couple of months now. These are two things that have opened so many doors for me during a time where I had no clue what I was going to do with my life. From working New York Fashion Week to starting a YouTube channel, these two hobbies became my full-time job and I can’t complain because I love what I do and it hasn’t felt like “work” ever.


1 Comment

  1. Prof. Mary Brown

    Hi Gianna. Welcome to the class and good luck this semester. I hope this course lives up to your expectations.

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