Desiree Alvarez’s Profile

Faculty
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Desiree Alvarez
Title
Adjunct
Department
Communication Design
Office Location
N1127
Bio

Desirée Alvarez is a painter and poet living in New York City. Her second book, Raft of Flame, won the Lake Merritt Poetry Contest selected by Hoa Nguyen and published by Omnidawn. Her paintings are currently on view at Brooklyn Botanic Garden Conservatory Gallery through November 2020. Celebrating magical connections between animals, plants and humans, her work has received three fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and European Capital of Culture. She exhibits her work in galleries, museums and art spaces nationally and internationally. Alvarez’s first book, Devil’s Paintbrush, won the 2015 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Award. Her poetry is anthologized in What Nature (MIT Press, 2018) and featured in Other Musics: New Latina Poetry (University of Oklahoma Press, 2019). She has published poems in Poetry, Massachusetts Review, Boston Review, Fence, and The Iowa Review. Currently an artist-in-residence at the New York Historical Society, Alvarez also teaches art history, aesthetics and literature at The Juilliard School. More at http://www.desireealvarez.com

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My Courses

COMD 1100 Graphic Principles 1 Fall 2020

COMD 1100 Graphic Principles 1 Fall 2020

This basic design and color theory course explores graphic communication through practice, art history and by exposure to the elements and principles of design, as well as the design process, including idea development through final execution. Students develop skills in two-dimensional design, color and content creation while employing the design process of research, sketching and experimentation. Communication designers use the concepts explored in this course in disciplines such as advertising, graphic design, web design, illustration, broadcast design, photography, and game design.

COMD 1100 Graphic Principles 1 Spring 2020

COMD 1100 Graphic Principles 1 Spring 2020

This hands-on mixed media course explores the basic principles of design and develops fluency in the visual lexicon. We explore two-dimensional design and color theory and graphic communication through the understanding of the elements and principles of design, as well as the design process, including idea development through final execution. We will develop fundamental skills in two-dimensional design, color and content creation while employing the design process of research, sketching and experimentation.

COMD1100 Model Course

COMD1100 Model Course

This openly available model course contains course information, learning outcomes, suggested weekly topics and projects, video resources, quizzes, and more. It may be cloned and adapted by any faculty member teaching this course.

COMD 1100 Graphic Principles 1 Fall 2019

COMD 1100 Graphic Principles 1 Fall 2019

This hands-on mixed media course explores the basic principles of design and develops fluency in the visual lexicon. We explore two-dimensional design and color theory and graphic communication through the understanding of the elements and principles of design, as well as the design process, including idea development through final execution. We will develop fundamental skills in two-dimensional design, color and content creation while employing the design process of research, sketching and experimentation.

COMD1100 GP1 SPRING 2019

COMD1100 GP1 SPRING 2019

This hands-on mixed media course explores the basic principles of design and develops fluency in the visual lexicon. We explore two-dimensional design and color theory and graphic communication through the understanding of the elements and principles of design, as well as the design process, including idea development through final execution. We will develop fundamental skills in two-dimensional design, color and content creation while employing the design process of research, sketching and experimentation.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

COMD1100 Instructional Resource

COMD1100 Instructional Resource

An instructional resource for faculty teaching Graphic Design Principles 1, the foundation design and color course in the Department of Communication Design.

COMD Student Portfolio Committee

COMD Student Portfolio Committee

To research and coordinate the implementation of student Student Portfolios in COMD courses. Please join this project if you would like to participate!

Optical Transparency

Optical Transparency

This is my optical transparency in which i made a design look like it was getting farther away simply by making the boxes smaller towards the end.

Working With Ink

Working With Ink

Working with an ink

My Clubs

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