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Hi, I’m Jennifer, my major is Communication Design.

My enthusiasm for graphic design began when I was a sophomore in high school. I had a few coding classes and for some projects, we were put into groups and each classmate had to do different tasks. I volunteered to be the character designer for the game. I personally love to draw sometimes. When I draw/sketch it results in looking cartoonish. I realized this was my own signature style— it was never intentional, it just occurred. As I got older and enrolled in college I realized I can make money out of it. I researched more I learned there is a career for it. More importantly it won’t be a job I’ll hate to do!

College really helped me grow a lot as individually and as a student. I learn so many things I didn’t know before. For example, with classes like Graphic Design Principles I and Raster & Vector Graphics, I learned programs like Illustrator and Photoshop. Every little or big project we did I learned each day. Whether it was creating your own logo, or making your own book cover, it taught me something new. Yuko Shimizu ( Japanese Illustrator) inspires me when I feel stuck on an assignment. Other times I go on Pinterest or form a mood board/collage of my own and if I like it, I’ll move on to the next steps. This would be where the illustration part would come into action. This is my favorite part because it’s where I began to add color next and make the illustration come to life.

Altogether, I hope to gain more knowledge throughout the years and someday work in a TV/production, or anything related to graphic design. Stay tuned!!

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COMD4900 OL94 Fall 2021 Goetz

COMD4900 OL94 Fall 2021 Goetz

Student is assigned to find fieldwork/study situations of approximately eight hours per week at an internship site approved by the Department Internship instructor. Approved Sites include advertising agencies, graphic design firms corporate or non-profit design offices, publications art departments, photography or illustration studios, TV or multimedia production companies. 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 during class meetings. Students will be required to extend their networking contacts using LinkedIn.

COMD3711 Vector Art Editing, Fall 2021

COMD3711 Vector Art Editing, Fall 2021

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.

COMD 3313 Introduction to Illustration, Tuesdays SP2019

COMD 3313 Introduction to Illustration, Tuesdays SP2019

This course is a practical introduction to the field of illustration. Focus will be places on process work and professional practices, presented within contemporary and historical context. Course includes projects and lectures in a variety of illustration genres including: product design and advertising, storyboard, book illustration, editorial illustration, and institutional illustration. A variety of materials will be introduced through lectures and demonstrations for use on assignments such as: pencil, pen and ink, brush, colored pencil, brush and paint, and collage. Critical concepts such as: Conceptual Development, Working on Assignment, Composition, Contrast, Value, Point of View, and Color theory will be introduced.

ENG1121D430 Comp II, Sp2018

ENG1121D430 Comp II, Sp2018

This is an advanced course in communication skills, including the expository essay and the research essay. This course further develops students’ reading and writing skills through literary and expository readings. In this class students will write analytical essays on a variety of literary genres to cultivate interpretive skills. Using close reading, discussion and various writing techniques, you will consider language, details and style to develop your analytical and academic writing skills. This is a communications intensive course; you will be expected to participate actively in class discussions and presentations, write informal and formal essays, and respond to your classmates’ writing.

ENG1121 D446 Comp II, Sp2018

ENG1121 D446 Comp II, Sp2018

This is an advanced course in communication skills, including the expository essay and the research essay. This course further develops students’ reading and writing skills through literary and expository readings. In this class students will write analytical essays on a variety of literary genres to cultivate interpretive skills. Using close reading, discussion and various writing techniques, you will consider language, details and style to develop your analytical and academic writing skills. This is a communications intensive course; you will be expected to participate actively in class discussions and presentations, write informal and formal essays, and respond to your classmates’ writing.

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