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_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.

COMD1100 Model Course

COMD1100 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.

COMD3504 Model Course

COMD3504 Model Course

(MODEL COURSE) 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.

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.

My Projects

COMD Advisement site

COMD Advisement site

An online system of advisement tools for COMD students at City Tech

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

Welcome to the First Year Learning Communities Open Lab project page. If you are interested in joining the Reflective Writing Project or just learning more about events, resources and information related to the FYLCs at City Tech please request membership!

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

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 Sophomore Portfolio & Review Sub-Committee

COMD Sophomore Portfolio & Review Sub-Committee

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

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.