Mid Semester Reflection

• Have you come across any challenging projects this semester, whether it was a class project or a project with FC? How did you accomplish the project?

Project Wayfinding was a little different for me because in this project, a lot more team work was required than just working by myself and that all our deliverables have to be approved by everyone in the team. Everything was accomplished with strong communication skills and be on top of everything.

•What project(s) did you enjoy working us thus far during this semester?

I liked working on the Department cards because the tree diagram I had created was to be used and put on the back of the card.

•Make a goal that you want to accomplish by the end of the semester.

Finish everything that was assigned to me in Project Wayfinding.

End of Year Reflection 2016

Have you completed all your work (for the Fall 2016 semester) with your clients and closed all loops?

I have worked with Honors Scholars Program, Breakfast Talk, Mentoring Handbook: Dinner Invitation and Book Marks, GenEdge: Flyer and Brochure, L4 Window, and English Posters. I have also closed all the loops with all my clients.

Are you happy with your results with the work you completed this semester? What was your favorite project you got a chance to work on this semester?

I am happy with most of my work I have done this semester. My favorite project I have done was the invitation and the book marks for the Mentoring Handbook because it was a different format than the posters I have done so far.

How are you going to prepare for next semester during the Holiday Break? If you are departing from the team (), let us know your plans for 2017.

This is my last semester at New York City College of Technology. I will be looking for freelance and part time design jobs.

Journal Entry 6

Sixth day of training.

Today we were working on how to layout our flyers to print, during that time I have learned a lot of short cut keys, and different techniques to center and to align every thing on the page.

Later on we have worked on our group project because our canvas is a wall. I learned that it is better to measure out how big our art board would be and plan everything from there.

Journal Entry 5

Fifth day of training.

Today we worked on our flyer for “Welcome New Faculty.” I learned that printing things out before officially saying I am done, helps a lot. Printing it out allows me to see how it will looked on paper, I got to see if anything is eligible, too big, too, small, too light, or too dark.

Journal Entry 4

Today is the fourth day of training.

We finished up our deliverables this morning. During the time I have spoke with my peers for some feed back about my business cards and changed some things around to finalize my work. I have also learned some more technique to use while using adobe illustrator.

Our next project is a group project and it was to design a wall instillation about defining what Faculty Commons is. So far Natalie and I had discussed some ideas that may work but for now just bouncing ideas of each other.

Journal Entry 3

Today is the third day of training.

Through out the whole day we worked on our deliverables. I chose to recreate a business card for a cafe/shopping store, called Saturdays Surf NYC located in Soho. It is basically a store that sells handmade high quality clothing, that also sells surf boards and coffee. I have went to the actual store yesterday to get a feel of the environment for me to get some ideas.

So I have came up with some sketches with a sense of making it look fun. The most interesting aspect of this shop is that it sells surfing related things other than coffee because in New York there are not many surfing stores around. So for the business card I try to incorporate elements of coffee and surfing.

It turned out that I was focusing too much on the card it self than figuring out how the logo would be. Therefore I found a different font by looking at dafont.com and fontsquirrel.com and tried to created the business cards digitally on illustrator. I have also discussed with Natalie for critics on the cards that I have created.

We later on talked about the different resources that we can use for inspiration or tutorials that may be helpful to us later on.

Journal Entry 2

So, today was the second day of training!

The first thing we did was continue with the Earth Day poster that I had started yesterday and finalize it. There were awkward moments when there were certain text or saying that didn’t really make sense or didn’t go along with the overall meaning of the poster, due to how it was given. The hard part was the the small amount of time given to work on this project.

The second thing we did was emailing etiquettes, we had to learn how to write an email to clients that we will be working with in the future. We practiced by writing to Professor Jordan, William, and to Arianna. We had to introduce ourselves, explain what were were doing, how we came with the concept of the Earth Day poster, and attach the pdf file of the poster we had did.

The third thing we did was the “Choose your hood” project, where we have to chose a location, a event or store (fiction or non fictional) and to design a deliverable of my choice.

Internship Journal Entry 1

Today is my first day of training at the Faculty Commons internship!

My first task was to recreate a poster and a banner exactly now it was given to us. I thought the poster will have all the right information and free of typos since it was all ready finished and published, but apparently not, it was tampered with to see if the trainees will be able to catch it. I caught some of the typos but did not notice that the link to a website that was given to us was not correct. Now I know to check the spelling and links to see if they work no matter what format the text or information was given to me.

The second project was to redesign a poster of our choice from the faculty common wall. I chose the Earth Day poster. The problems that came up at the start of this project was getting some sketches in a very short limit of time. Other wise, to day was a pretty good start of first day of training.