Karen Alarcon’s Profile

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Karen Alarcon
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Karen Alarcon
Major Program of Study
Communication Design
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Bio

I am a dedicated individual with a unique journey spanning from a double major in the Hospitality industry to Communication Design. My academic foundation has equipped me with a profound understanding of customer-centric approaches and a keen eye for aesthetics. Over time, my interests have evolved, leading me to the captivating realms of user experience and photography. My aspiration to craft seamless and meaningful interactions for users drives me to explore the intersection of design and technology. In addition to my love for photography which allows me to capture brief moments and stories through my lens. While many draw inspiration from specific artists, I pride myself on my ability to draw inspiration from a diverse range of sources. I am driven by the belief that every experience and image tells a story, and look forward to have a better understanding of what it means to be a designer.

My Courses

COMD1162-E058 Raster and Vector Graphics, Fa2023

COMD1162-E058 Raster and Vector Graphics, Fa2023

Basic concepts related to the two fundamental digital graphic forms (raster and vector graphics) and learning best uses and practices for each. This course covers basic digital imaging terminology and techniques including size, resolution, color space, file elements, measurements, file formats, and scanning software and hardware. Class projects require students to explore the meaning of communication through design and how it correlates with client satisfaction and target audience. Students become proficient with both raster and vector applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

COMD 1100: Graphic Design Principles 1 (Fall ’23)

COMD 1100: Graphic Design Principles 1 (Fall ’23)

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.

COMD1112 E080 Goetz Fall 2023

COMD1112 E080 Goetz Fall 2023

This course introduces students to core concepts in the graphic communications field including typography, color theory, design and production terminology, reproduction processes, file formats and substrates. During the semester, students will complete three pages of their own ePortfolio web site. Lectures will provide students with a historical perspective of the graphic communications field as well as discussing current practices and future trends.

Goodlad HMGT 1101 Fall 2016

Goodlad HMGT 1101 Fall 2016

An overview of the history, likely directions and organizational structure of the hospitality industry and its role in local, national and global economies. Students are introduced to the nature and scope of the hospitality industry, basic terminology, management concepts, career path explorations and the department’s mission and culture.

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