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

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.

COMD1200 OL56  Graphic Design Principles ll  Fall 2020

COMD1200 OL56 Graphic Design Principles ll Fall 2020

Explore creative visual communication through graphic design. Using type and graphics, students will participate in the process of communicating concepts by experimenting with image-making techniques. Acquire the professional knowledge, language, and processes needed—from initial thumbnail to final presentation—in multiple disciplines such as graphic design, web design, advertising, motion, illustration, broadcast design production, and others.

COMD1127 Type & Media, FA2020

COMD1127 Type & Media, FA2020

This is a foundation course in typography with emphasis on using type for a range of industry related applications from print to interactive. Students will be introduced to principles of type design and terminology including: variations of type structure, anatomy, font usage, grid, leading, kerning, tracking and alignment. Students will learn industry standard software such as InDesign on the Macintosh operating system.

COMD1340 Model Course

COMD1340 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.

COMD4900 Model Course

COMD4900 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

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.

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.

Opening Gateways Project Management

Opening Gateways Project Management

This is a private group for members of the management team of “Opening Gateways to Completion: Open Digital Pedagogies for Student Success in STEM,” a Title V Cooperative Arrangement grant funded through U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Hispanic-Serving Institutions program. The project, a collaboration between City Tech and the Borough of Manhattan Community College, is focussed on using Open Digital Pedagogies to increase student success in gateway mathematics courses for STEM disciplines. Avatar image and site header by Flickr user Rosa Say (https://flic.kr/p/8vdRTC).

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

Open Pedagogy on the OpenLab

The purpose of this project is to create a forum to ask questions, generate discussion, and share teaching materials, resources, and ideas about teaching and learning on the OpenLab. Avatar image: “The open door” by hehaden.

Comforting Content for COVID Coping

Comforting Content for COVID Coping

The OpenLab Community Team would like to invite the City Tech community to join this project as a space to share comforting content– baby animals, rainbows, photos of your pets, nature scenes, soothing music or videos, wholesome memes, etc. All members will be added as “Contributors,” meaning you can create your own posts featuring whatever comforting content you love, which will then be curated by the Community Team. If you’re interested in writing about your own experiences during the COVID-19 outbreak or reading submissions from others, this project is not intended for that purpose, but we’re hoping to launch a separate place on the OpenLab for our campus community to commiserate (alliteration is fun!) very soon. Avatar Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kamilie/6569627497 CC License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

My Clubs

Distance Runners of City Tech

Distance Runners of City Tech

Marathoners and half-marathoners unite!

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.

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.