Edd Mendez’s Profile

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Edd Mendez
Display Name
Edd Mendez
Major Program of Study
Communication Design
Academic interests

2D animation, computer science, comics art,

My Courses

COMD3504 COMD Theory SP24 (Thurs 2:30pm)

COMD3504 COMD Theory SP24 (Thurs 2:30pm)

An in-depth introduction to communication design theory, this course examines 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 are explored through critical readings in key documents from the early decades of the twentieth century to the present.

COMD3505 Special Topics in Graphic Design, SP2024

COMD3505 Special Topics in Graphic Design, SP2024

This course offers rotating topics in the graphic design field. Current topics include signage and way-finding systems, exhibition design, lettering, experimental typography, typeface design and others. (Students can take this twice with a different topic.)

COMD 3633, Advanced Strategies in Illustration, FA23

COMD 3633, Advanced Strategies in Illustration, FA23

This course is designed to prepare the student for entry into the professional world of illustration. The development of a portfolio demonstrating a high level of skill and a personal style, as well as the ability to discuss the work in formal and conceptual terms, is the primary focus. Additionally, the student will be introduced to a variety of professional practices and develop a familiarity with the local, regional, and national scenes. The portfolio contents should demonstrate the student’s versatility and advanced skills while demonstrating consistency in presentation. This course is broken into 4-course goals: Portfolio Development, Professional Skills, Business Practices, and Authorship.

COMD3711 Vector Art Editing, Fall 2023

COMD3711 Vector Art Editing, Fall 2023

Students will learn advanced techniques for design, illustration, and production on the computer using vector graphics. Students are exposed to professional tools using software such as Adobe Illustrator on the Macintosh operating system.

COMD3562 UX & UI Design, Spring 2023

COMD3562 UX & UI Design, Spring 2023

User Experience (UX) Design is an essential component in developing websites, applications, and any other type of product intended to be used by people. This course examines the leading concepts of user—centered design through readings, discussions and assignments. Practical concerns include evaluation of technology needed to create or maintain websites; and exploration of a step-by-step process for creating products using flow charts, wireframes and prototypes. Students will also gain an understanding of issues surrounding usability on the Web, knowledge management and Web strategy.

My Projects

Communication Design Theory OER

Communication Design Theory OER

This Open Educational Resource provides students interested in the field of Communication Design theory with a selection of contemporary and historical media to support their research. Users are encouraged to submit additional resources for inclusion.

LIB/ARCH2205ID Almeida FA22

LIB/ARCH2205ID Almeida FA22

Final Project Podcasts and Accompanying Documentation

My Clubs

Green Spaces

Green Spaces

This Green Spaces club focuses on Design in the Service of Science, on green urban ecosystems and the embrace of nature for soon-to-open spaces at City Tech. The club welcomes a diverse array of perspectives from biology, design, health care, literature, history, social sciences, etc. So come, get your hands dirty, hang out with friends, find kindred spirits, and take a stake in your backyard at the college.