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Prof. Childers
Display Name
Prof. Childers
Pronouns
she/her
Title
adjunct professor
Department
Communication Design
Office Location
Naam, room 1118
Academic interests

graphic design & typography

Bio

I am an adjunct educator at Citytech’s Communication Design Department. My background in graphic design and critical theory provides a milieu for exploring the role of culture on design and design on culture. In my professional practice, the intersection of critical and creative insights results in context playing a key role.

I currently serves on the AIGA’s Design Educator’s Committee (DEC) Steering Committee, am a co-director of Tipo, Cibo, Vino, a letterpress workshop in Cornuda Italy, and am an active member of several design organizations.

LinkedIn
linkedin.com/in/patriciachilders

My Courses

COMD1200 Graphic Design Principles 2, SP2024

COMD1200 Graphic Design Principles 2, SP2024

Explore creative visual communication through graphic design. Using type and graphics, students will participate in the process of communicating concepts by experimenting with image-making techniques. Acquire the professional knowledge, language, and processes needed—from initial thumbnail to final presentation—in multiple disciplines such as graphic design, web design, advertising, motion, illustration, broadcast design production, and others.

COMD1127 Type and Media D036 Fall 23

COMD1127 Type and Media D036 Fall 23

Foundation course in typography with emphasis on using type for a multiple of industry related applications ranging from print to interactive. Students are introduced to principles of type design and terminology including: variations of type structure, anatomy, font usage, grid, leading, kerning, tracking and alignment.

COMD1200_D052_childers

COMD1200_D052_childers

Explore creative visual communication through graphic design. Using type and graphics, students will participate in the process of communicating concepts by experimenting with image-making techniques. Acquire the professional knowledge, language, and processes needed—from initial thumbnail to final presentation—in multiple disciplines such as graphic design, web design, advertising, motion, illustration, broadcast design production, and others.

COMD1200_D052_F2023_childers

COMD1200_D052_F2023_childers

Explore creative visual communication through graphic design. Using type and graphics, students will participate in the process of communicating concepts by experimenting with image-making techniques. Acquire the professional knowledge, language, and processes needed—from initial thumbnail to final presentation—in multiple disciplines such as graphic design, web design, advertising, motion, illustration, broadcast design production, and others.

COMD3504  Communication Design Theory D063-Spring 2022

COMD3504 Communication Design Theory D063-Spring 2022

This course will offer an in-depth introduction to communication design theory, examining theoretical perspectives of design practice within the larger discourse of design and visual culture. Communication models, the nature of representation, the dimensions of context and semiotics will be explored through critical readings from key documents written between the early decades of the twentieth century and the present.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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The Open Road

The Open Road

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COMD4801 Portfolio Course Hub

COMD4801 Portfolio Course Hub

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L4: Living Lab Learning Library

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

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Living Lab General Education Seminar

Living Lab General Education Seminar

This site serves as a primary hub of information and resources for participants of the City Tech Living Lab General Education Seminar beginning in Spring 2019. General Education is a critical component of City Tech’s curriculum. This seminar provides support and training to full-time and part-time faculty seeking to enhance their integration of Gen Ed learning objectives into their assignments and courses. This site has compiled links to many of the Gen Ed seminar sites from previous years to serve as an archive and historical overview of the seminar.

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