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 COMD3504_OL08

Communication Design Theory COMD3504_OL08

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.

COMD1127 Type and Media (Model Course)

COMD1127 Type and Media (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. ___________________________ Foundation course in typography with emphasis on using type for a multiple of industry related applications ranging from print to interactive. Students are introduced to principles of type design and terminology including: variations of type structure, anatomy, font usage, grid, leading, kerning, tracking and alignment.

COMD1100-HD02 Graphic Design Principles I-Fall 2021

COMD1100-HD02 Graphic Design Principles I-Fall 2021

This basic design and color theory course explores graphic communication through the understanding of the elements and principles of design, as well as the design process, including idea development through final execution. Students develop basic 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.

COMD1123 Foundation Drawing Sp20 Afternoon

COMD1123 Foundation Drawing Sp20 Afternoon

This drawing course introduces basic concepts, tools, techniques and the role of drawing in design, illustration, animation and games. The course will also cover projection systems, plans, elevations, sections, oblique, isometric, one-point perspective and two-point perspective views.

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.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

COMD Course Outcomes Sub-Committee

COMD Course Outcomes Sub-Committee

A place for COMD Department Course Outcomes & Assignments Sub-Committee members to communicate, links to meeting agendas, minutes, and proposed curriculum, and share resources and ideas.

COMD Course Descriptions Sub-Committee

COMD Course Descriptions Sub-Committee

A place for COMD Department Course Descriptions Sub-Committee members to communicate, link to meeting agendas, minutes, and proposed curriculum, and share resources and ideas.

COMD Design Futures Sub-Committee

COMD Design Futures Sub-Committee

A place for COMD Department Design Futures Sub-Committee members to communicate, link to meeting agendas, minutes, and proposed curriculum, and share resources and ideas.

Games and Learning FIG

Games and Learning FIG

A Faculty/Staff Interest Group dedicated to the use of games and game-based methodologies in Education.

My Clubs

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.

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

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.