Jenna Spevack’s Profile

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Jenna Spevack
Display Name
Jenna Spevack
Pronouns
she/her
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.

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.

HSA 4970  Social Marketing for health care

HSA 4970 Social Marketing for health care

Social marketing for healthcare offers students a dynamic learning experience. This course will cover current best practices in the field, allowing students to define and explain social marketing fundamentals. Additionally, students will explore the importance of behavior change theories within social marketing. They will have the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge in a real-world setting by collaborating with a Community-Based Organization (CBO).”

COMD3504 COMD Theory SP24 (Thurs 2:30pm)

COMD3504 COMD Theory SP24 (Thurs 2:30pm)

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.

COMD3504 COMD Theory FA2023

COMD3504 COMD Theory FA2023

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.

OpenLab Sandbox

OpenLab Sandbox

Sandbox course for OpenLab workshops

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

Many Voices | Decoding Stereotype

Many Voices | Decoding Stereotype

MANY VOICES: An open access journal of writing and research authored by and for emerging designers. The goal of this journal is to provide an open platform for emerging designers to publish their writing and research, strengthen their sense of belonging in the design fields, elevate emerging voices, and bring diverse perspectives into the study of communication design history, practice, and theory. DECODING STEREOTYPE – VOLUME 1 The work to be included in this volume will address the use of stereotype in adverting media. The writers have decoded ethnic, religious, racial, gender, or other stereotypes, identified how they are used to sell a product, and demonstrated how the media industry has reinforced (or challenged) societal biases of the time. SUMBIT YOUR WORK If you’re a design student, please submit your written work for review.

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.

The Buzz

The Buzz

Welcome to The Buzz, a student blogging site dedicated to all things City Tech–from how to handle the pressures of school, to what movies to see. Join the discussion by adding a comment to a post you like, or by adding a post yourself! And be sure to join the project to get regular updates!

City Tech’s Fun Facts Finder

City Tech’s Fun Facts Finder

City Tech’s Fun Facts Finder is an augmented reality (AR) scavenger hunt. Discover locations throughout the City Tech campus and learn the fun facts about each location.

My Clubs

Green Spaces

Green Spaces

This Green Spaces club focuses on Design in the Service of Science, on green urban ecosystems and the embrace of nature for soon-to-open spaces at City Tech. The club welcomes a diverse array of perspectives from biology, design, health care, literature, history, social sciences, etc. So come, get your hands dirty, hang out with friends, find kindred spirits, and take a stake in your backyard at the college.

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.