George Garrastegui, Jr’s Profile

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George Garrastegui, Jr
Display Name
George Garrastegui, Jr
Pronouns
He / His / Him
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Communication Design
Office Location
Namm 1125
Academic interests

Design, Branding, Typography and Process

Bio

George is an educator, designer, advocate, and curator looking to elevate the creative process by shifting the focus to how we work over what we produce. George has over 20+ years of experience in publishing, marketing, and strategy, and has crafted solutions for brands such as Esquire, Ford, Cadillac, and Popular Mechanics. George also teaches strategic problem-solving and design research at City Tech and hosts an award-winning podcast, Works in Process.

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@ggarrastegui

My Courses

COMD Communication Design Internship Coordination Site

COMD Communication Design Internship Coordination Site

This site is designed to help you find fieldwork/study situations of approximately eight hours per week at an internship site approved by the Department Internship instructor such as an advertising agency, graphic design firm, corporate design office, publications art department, photography or illustration studio, TV or multimedia production company. Students will be required to keep a learning journal of their internship in the form of a blog using Openlab. A portion of the class will be devoted to presenting and sharing experiences with classmates. Students will learn how to assess their talents, update their resume, and promote themselves and their work through social networks. Students will be required to setup and maintain at least two social media networks such as: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. The instructors for this class are there as mentors if you have not yet found an internship before registering for the course. However, the instructors do not find an internship placement for you. It is your responsibility to find a position that fits your personal career path and help you transition to full time employment upon leaving the halls of CityTech. Ideally, you will use this site to find an internship the semester before taking the COMD 4900 class.

COMD3701 Design Studio, SP24

COMD3701 Design Studio, SP24

Working independently, each student researches, conceptualizes, and develops an in-depth project across media channels, which uses design thinking to address a contemporary issue. ** Any faculty member teaching this course may clone and adapt the course. **

COMD3701 Design Studio, SP22

COMD3701 Design Studio, SP22

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.

OER COMD2427 Typographic Design III

OER COMD2427 Typographic Design III

OER Open Education Resource Advanced typographic design principles. Typographic applications for web design, print and motion graphics are explored, as well as integration of design and production in the laboratory.

COMD4801 Portfolio, SP23

COMD4801 Portfolio, SP23

Development of each student’s strategy for entering the design profession. Faculty and professional advisors critique cumulative work. Students work independently with faculty supervision to edit and refine their design work to develop a portfolio that meets professional standards.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

OpenLab OER Working Group

OpenLab OER Working Group

This group is organized through the Library’s OER program, and will explore, discuss, and spread the word about OpenLab features and functionalities.

BIPOC RESOURCE SITE

BIPOC RESOURCE SITE

This project was created to recognize BIPOC, (Black, Indigenous People of Color,) designers and artists.

Grace Gallery

Grace Gallery

Grace Gallery is located on the 11th floor of Namm at the New York City College of Technology – City Tech. The project site hosts a calendar of upcoming exhibitions, event listings, BFA Show submission forms, and more!

My Clubs

Art + Design Club

Art + Design Club

We are a design club at New York City College of Technology. We host Meet the Pros (facebook.com/meetthepros) speaker series and we release an annual design magazine, Command+J.