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Krystal De Souza
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Hi!

Welcome to my e-portfolio page! My name is Krystal, but I’m often referred to as “Krys” . I’ve always had a passion for design and my pursuit to be one of the best in the field has only just begun. I am currently attending NYC College of Technology, pursing a Bachelor’s in Communications Design. Although this will be my second degree, my degree in Criminalistics at John Jay College (which is obviously very different), has definitely helped prepare me for this Design field – in terms of perseverance, prioritizing/meeting deadlines and working well under pressure.

I strongly believe that there is nothing more fulfilling and rewarding than doing what you love. Even though you stray or try to run from it (as in my case), there will always be that gravitational pull tugging at you – to do that one thing that you were born to do. I’ve always found an interest and truly enjoy designing and making things with my hands (such as painting, 3-d form etc) or with the aide of a computer. I never thought I would see the day where I’d honestly proclaim my love for school…but that day is here! Nothing is more satisfying and gratifying than excelling in what you love doing. My sensei always says, “Do what you love and love what you do. Once you do that, then the money will chase you, not the other way round”…I intend to do just that!

My Courses

Communications Design Theory Fall 2019 COMD3504-E304

Communications Design Theory Fall 2019 COMD3504-E304

Course Description This course will offer an in-depth introduction to communication design theory, examining 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 will be explored through critical readings from key documents written between the early decades of the twentieth century and the present. In this context, “theory” doesn’t mean “a hypothesis to be tested” (as in the sciences), but rather points to a set of working beliefs about how the world—or in this case, visual communication—works. Some aspects of certain visual communication theories are based on observable “facts,” but the way these facts are woven together says more about how we construct meaning than it does about empirical answers to factual questions. So why does a design professional—typically an eminently practical, hands-on person working toward a specific end for the benefit of a specific client—want or need to engage with visual communication theories? First, “doing theory” promotes a sophisticated level of reflection about design work—far beyond the touchstones of “did they like it?” and “did it serve its purpose?” Second, it encourages designers to think holistically about the contexts for their work—beyond the immediate job at hand to the larger contexts of the social, the cultural, and the historical. And finally, it recognizes the obvious: today, graphic design shapes our visual world and puts each person at the nexus of thousands of messages each day. In this course, we, as senders and receivers of such messages, will attempt to make sense of all this through our verbal discussions in class, our blog postings, and our research poster design and presentations. We will be looking at two types of theories: generative theories, that explain the “how” of visual communication; and critical/sociocultural theories that explain the “what, where, and when” of design, or the historical, cultural and social contexts. By developing the ability to look at design through these different lenses, professional designers can enhance the quality of their decision-making and have a better grasp on the multiple contexts and frameworks for clients and audiences. We can better understand and evaluate the many issues about local usability and usefulness within broader contexts of ethics, aesthetics, professional and social responsibility.

COMD4900 Internship HE98 FALL 2019 Goetz

COMD4900 Internship HE98 FALL 2019 Goetz

Student is assigned to find fieldwork/study situations of approximately eight hours per week at an internship site approved by the Department Internship instructor. Approved Sites include advertising agencies, graphic design firms corporate design offices, publications art departments, photography or illustration studios, TV or multimedia production companies. 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 during class meetings. Students will be required to setup and maintain at least two social media networks such as: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Three Dimensional Design COMD #3292 (Formerly #1292)

Three Dimensional Design COMD #3292 (Formerly #1292)

Principles of three-dimensional design. Course covers an analysis of form and space. Topics include: hollow forms both geometric and organic; architectonic organization of space; light and shadow; geometric solids; the modular unit; form and structure in nature; linear forms with membranes; movement. Applications to packaging, architecture, sculpture and environmental design and graphics. Materials and inherent properties governing their use in form and space.

ARTH 1103 Survey of Art History

ARTH 1103 Survey of Art History

A History of Art and Architecture from the Prehistoric Era to the Present

COMD3601-E255 InfoDesign 2019 Spring

COMD3601-E255 InfoDesign 2019 Spring

In this course, students will explore and develop several kinds of information graphics (data graphics, visual explanations, way finding systems) as well as exhibition design. We will touch on the history of info graphics and will find ways they are appearing in new technology. This course is thought-provoking, encouraging students to stretch their minds into new territory while drawing upon basic skills of typography, color and composition.

My Projects

Student Life & Development

Student Life & Development

City Tech students participate in clubs and organizations, reflecting a broad range of academic and social interests. Working closely with student clubs and the Student Government Association, Student Life and Development promotes full participation and access to student events and activities without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, age, religion, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin. Programming developed and/or sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Development is organized into four categories: Leadership Development Diversity Education Community Service and Civic Engagement Social and Community Awareness

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