Kelvin M’s Profile

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Kelvin M
Major Program of Study
Communication Design
Bio

My name is Kelvin Medina . I’m a communication design student studying at New York City College of Technology. I made my choice of studying design during my spring semester of my freshman year.

I am interested in illustrative design, posters, and layouts. My interests center around illustration since my hobby and passion happens to be drawing. I haven’t as of yet chosen a concentration or have an idea of what I would like to do with design or my career. As a positive note, I do know I like to draw, reading books and articles, and being fit.

I am also in the Art Directors Club of City Tech. The club activities include working on a magazine for the communication design dept., going on design firms tours and hosting Meet the Pros, where we meet professionals in the field.The previous semester I assisted in the design and layout of a proposed idea of integrating a comic into the club’s magazine. Currently assisting in the design of some of the pages, mostly in an illustrative way.

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My Courses

COMD 3503 D226 FALL2017 Topics in Graphic Design

COMD 3503 D226 FALL2017 Topics in Graphic Design

Explores the role of graphic designer in contemporary visual communications with related design assignments and research. Graphic design trends; the impact of computer technology; examination of the work of major 20th century designers; global graphics; the ongoing dialogue between advertising and graphic design. A large emphasis will be placed on awareness of the design world by observing the principles of design in our community: books, publications, web sources, museums and graphic art organizations. Students are expected to gather reference materials for all their projects and are encouraged to use the library resources. http://library.citytech.cuny.edu

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.

COMD3601 InfoDesign W FALL2017

COMD3601 InfoDesign W FALL2017

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.

COMD 2313 Illustration 1, SP2017

COMD 2313 Illustration 1, SP2017

This course is a practical introduction to the field of illustration. Focus will be places on process work and professional practices, presented within contemporary and historical context. Course includes projects and lectures in a variety of illustration genres including: product design and advertising, storyboard, book illustration, editorial illustration, and institutional illustration. A variety of materials will be introduced through lectures and demonstrations for use on assignments such as: pencil, pen and ink, brush, colored pencil, brush and paint, and collage. Critical concepts such as: Conceptual Development, Working on Assignment, Composition, Contrast, Value, Point of View, and Color theory will be introduced.

Graphic Design Principles I

Graphic Design Principles I

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.

My Projects

Going Eco Graphic

Going Eco Graphic

The goal of the project was to design a graphic with a narrative that would have the message of going green.

My Clubs

Art + Design Club

Art + Design Club

We are a design club at New York City College of Technology. We host Meet the Pros (facebook.com/meetthepros) speaker series and we release an annual design magazine, Command+J.