Jenna Spevack’s Profile

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Jenna Spevack
Title
Professor, Communication Design
Department
Communication Design
Office
N1127
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My Courses

COMD1100_D108 – Graphic Design Principles 1

COMD1100_D108 – Graphic Design Principles 1

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. (Photo: Walter-Wilhelm)

Graphic Design Principles II_Spring 2018

Graphic Design Principles II_Spring 2018

The exploration of creative visual thinking and its importance to communication design. Students will experiment with image making techniques and learn to use graphic elements to communicate concepts and ideas. The course will emphasize the integration of communication concepts, type and graphics and its relationship to multiple disciplines such as advertising, graphic design, web design, illustration, broadcast design, production, and others. Students develop projects from thumbnails through final presentations.

ADVERTISING DESIGN 1 ADV 2300 (SP14)

ADVERTISING DESIGN 1 ADV 2300 (SP14)

This course is designed to create all branding materials.

PLAY WITH YOUR PROBLEMS – FYLC Fall 2016

PLAY WITH YOUR PROBLEMS – FYLC Fall 2016

PLAY WITH YOUR PROBLEMS Learning Community Life is a series of problems to solve. Learn to embrace play: discovery, ideation and experimentation, to find imaginative solutions. This First Year Learning Community brings together Graphic Design Principles 1 and English Composition 1 to introduce Communication Design students to a creative process they can use in design, writing and life! Faculty: Sarah Schmerler (ENG1101) & Jenna Spevack (COMD1100) Image Credit: Green, Plate 13 by *Jeremy Brooks*

ADV1100 Graphic Design Principles (SP14)

ADV1100 Graphic Design Principles (SP14)

This foundation design and color theory course explores graphic communication from idea development to final execution. Through hands-on experiments, collaborative learning, and individual projects students will learn the language and process of design thinking and gain a solid foundation in design principles and practices. While studying the basic tenets of design students develop visual literacy by following a design process: 1. Research 2. Experimentation 3. Development of Skill, Craft and Voice 4. Expression of Form, Emotions or Concepts 5. Thoughtful Assessment (verbal and written) 6. Record of significant commitment of time 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.

My Projects

OpenLab Gradebook Plugin

OpenLab Gradebook Plugin

This space is used for coordinating testing and feedback during the development of an OpenLab Gradebook Plugin, created for by and for the OpenLab at City Tech community.

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

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

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!

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

Welcome to L4, a virtual resource exchange of innovative teaching practices. To see all that L4 has to offer, please click on the “Visit Project Site” link.

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.

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

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.

Distance Runners of City Tech

Distance Runners of City Tech

Marathoners and half-marathoners unite!