So just this Friday upon entering my internship for the daily routine and I begin to work on the book for the school called Touchstone. I made the job a WHOLE lot easier on myself by using the template as well as using paragraph style and being consistent with all the titles for each of the essays. It really took a lot out of me afterwards to see how much work had to be put into seeing that every word had the same emphasis as the word documents had. To search through 91 pages to make sure all the words were put correctly was something I had never done before. Thankfully, I was able to complete all the pages and adjust accordingly for the submission to the school’s approval. Afterwards, there was also revisions to be made to a previous video that one of the workers had done. The transitions weren’t smooth and the video had to work together as a cohesive unit, thankfully, I was able to complete the work in a timely fashion and finish all the work for that day as well as other tasks that were given to me. Definitely one of the most productive, yet, eye straining days. Due to all of this work I have to do, I find that I seek to get work done in the most efficient way possible as well as the fastest way possible without compromising design.
Over at EdTech, we are used to provide technical goodies whenever there are events within the school that need these technical goodies. So the other day, the EdTech department was in front of an event in which we brought Virtual Reality goggles to everyone attending the event as well as providing iPads for those same people. The best part about it is that we could all get free food and we were also the first ones to eat! It was great to be able to provide these services but there’s nothing better than free food. During my entire internship, if there’s anyone I can draw some inspiration from, it’s my supervisor. I’ve been the last intern to remain with EdTech for the summer and previously, I would observe how he would help other interns in order to better their skills. To see someone with a great level of authority be humble and greatly understanding of not only the interns but the rest of the employers was highly respectable.
Just this week I’ve gotten upgraded to a new task. So my supervisor calls me over today to give me a new task and included in my list of tasks has been updated their book series called Touchstone. Touchstone is a book that apparently comes out every semester and it has a good template and is pretty quick to put together, however, there is always room for improvement. Upon looking at the previous book as well as the template, I got a feel of what they expected to see but I saw areas that could be improved upon legibility and layout within the book. Putting all the provided essays brought me to somewhat new territory as I realized I could no longer cut out lines of text to have a good flowing layout but now I had to take the provided text and have it sit well within the layout I have edited. My work on this book thus far has been great as I made the job a lot easier by establishing Paragraph Styles and labeling the pages to ensure the way finding throughout the book.
On the first week of the Internship, I spent the first two days editing videos to be posted onto the new Hostos website. There were a ton of videos that had to be edited on PremierePro and it really taught me about communication and how to work with another intern, or rather, co-worker on projects. So the other intern is named Anthony. Anthony worked on the titles for each of the videos while I edited the videos and put the Photoshop made title, into the video so that it could be used in the introduction with the videos posted onto the “showcase”.
Frequently, I would communicate with Anthony who was sitting across from me to determine what videos would be worked on next and what would be the easiest route for us to maximize our labor time. Since we both connect to a server within the EdTech department called “INTERNS”, we made a folder in order to access all the files we made. One would have the images, videos, and also a folder that contained the premiere file. It was great to be able to work with an organized person and maximize our work efforts. I would determine that the projects were a success, especially due to the fact that Anthony and I communicated, not only frequently, but effectively.
Hello and Welcome!
My name is Freddy Reyes, and I am a 20 year old student at City Tech. I am currently majoring in Graphic Design. I didn’t start out in this major, I originally began my school career in Architectural Technology which I didn’t really like. I discovered my passion for graphic design and I do not regret my decision in switching majors. I am a Christian and I thank God for the academic success that I have established. I hope you enjoy the work for my courses as you search my page.
This semester in the class for Graphic Communications Workshop, there has been two trips. The first being a trip to Wall Street and the second was traveling to Lexington Avenue 63rd Street to the Society of Illustrators. This old and compact building was gorgeous, treasuring about 2,000 works of art.
To start off, the class was informed that the building was established in 1875 as the carriage house. We were introduced to the great history of the establishment as it had undergone some pretty crazy events. The building was once a dwelling to nude artists who would perform to audiences as a form of entertainment for people who had purchased tickets for these events. When law enforcement found out, they attempted to jail the personnel, this action was feeble as it had only helped to add publicity to such a place to later be bought out by a great company. Their first association began right there in 1901 and they have remained in the location ever since.
In addition to finding out the intriguing history of the Society of Illustrators, the class was pleased to hear that there is a yearly student competition in March and April and were encouraged to participate. Our tour guide not only encouraged our participation in the competition but to also submit our work to their establishment for publicity because art directors attend their viewings. Along with many other interesting fact, the tour guide mentioned, the original art in the establishment has been held for 35 years.
To move onto the events taking place in this town house, the tour guide mentioned that there had been a ghost dwelling. Aside from the ghost talk, the rooms are all full of beautiful artwork. On the third floor you may find comic drawings all over the walls, even in the bathroom! As you walk up the steps you’ll encounter illustrations of all sorts including artistic portraits. The floor above has a beautifully designed, spacious, well-lit dining area. Every Tuesday and Thursday, figure drawings are held with both nude and clothed models.
New York City is home to the great building housing the Society of Illustrators. On this trip, we had gained so much information, half of it wouldn’t even fit into this essay. Overall, the trip was absolutely a pleasure from the interior design of the building, to the historical pieces of art residing within. Society of Illustrators is definitely a place I would love to revisit as there is much to do. Who knows, maybe I will get to see all 2,000 works of art.