Jenna Spevack’s Profile

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Jenna Spevack
Title
Professor, Communication Design + Co-Director, OpenLab
Department
Communication Design, OpenLab
Office Location
N1127
Bio

As Professor of Communication Design Department at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY, I teach courses in creative media foundations, digital arts, and interactive media. I am also a Co-Director of City Tech’s OpenLab, an open-source digital platform created by and for students, faculty, and staff. As an artist and designer, my creative work and research focus on issues of sustainable ecology, immersive experiences, and well-being.

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My Courses

Communication Design Theory Spring 2023

Communication Design Theory Spring 2023

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.

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.

ComD 1162 Raster & Vector Graphics

ComD 1162 Raster & Vector Graphics

Students can learn concepts and applied theories of digital art in the two fundamental forms: raster and vector graphics. Coursework will define and describe similar and contrasting factors in each kind of image. The comparison will also recommend the best practice, specification or standard for using a specific form in a specific application. The course will include basic digital imaging terminology and techniques including measurements, size, resolution, file elements, file formats and color space.

Communication Design Theory COMD3504_D061

Communication Design Theory COMD3504_D061

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.

COMD1112 Model Course

COMD1112 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.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

Realizing the value of the research experience at the undergraduate level, this project is committed to fostering research opportunities for City Tech students. Faculty and students can use this project as a place to share announcements about research opportunities, as well as a place to offer information about the experiences students and faculty have had in their research endeavors. A handbook on effective mentoring, developed by the Undergraduate Research Committee, is currently available for download.

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

The Project Site for the New YorK City College of Technology College Council.

City Tech Guide

City Tech Guide

Welcome to New York City College of Technology. We are excited that you have chosen City Tech to pursue your college degree and we hope City Tech will provide you with many opportunities for success. Please feel free to explore the campus, get to know your peers and become a part of this great college community.

The Open Road

The Open Road

The Open Road is our place to highlight all that’s possible on the OpenLab. Join now to keep up on OpenLab news, events, and updates. Check our weekly In the Spotlight posts for a glimpse into the incredible work being done by City Tech students, faculty, and staff. Follow OpenLab News for announcements and site updates. And see our OpenLab Calendar for office hours, events, and workshops. You can find our workshop schedule and signup for workshops here as well. The Open Road is also a place for the OpenLab community (meaning you!). We would love your feedback, insight, and comments. Please send along anything on the OpenLab that you love! We are always available for any questions you might have. Email us anytime at openlab@citytech.cuny.edu!

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students. We are responsible for recommending student activity fee allocations, shaping policies affecting student life, coordinating extracurricular events and chartering new organizations. Feel free to contact SGA President, Lucas Almonte, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. He can be reached at SGAPresident@CityTech.Cuny.Edu If you wish to start a club on campus contact SGA Vice President, Sylwester Dombroski, at SGAVP@CityTech.Cuny.Edu

City Tech Ink Club

City Tech Ink Club

City Tech’s Ink Club is a place where illustrators and sequential artists can discuss and practice their craft in storytelling. On Openlab we’ll share links to helpful resources, general information, and post about events ad work we’re creating.

Distance Runners of City Tech

Distance Runners of City Tech

Marathoners and half-marathoners unite!

Club Council OpenLab Workshop

Club Council OpenLab Workshop

This club site will be used for the tutorial portion of the Club Council OpenLab Workshop (Fall 2017) and will house materials that may be useful to club representatives in building out their own sites on the OpenLab.