Luis G. Giraldez’s Profile

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Luis G. Giraldez
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Video Game Design


Hello. My name is Luis and yes that means I’m Hispanic even though I look and act some variation of white. Like many people in this generation of freshman, I was born in the year 1996 and I am a Graphic Design Major. I was explained in my orientation that “Graphic Design” is the broad or generic term for what I want to major in. The reason why I wish to major in this subject is because all my life I have been what most would consider a videogame nerd. I love playing video games back when I was a kid and even now I still play. The difference is that now I have a better understanding of everything I see and read so now when I play I get trapped or enticed by stories of these fictional worlds that explain how things work and how the story unfolds. With the great advancements made both graphically and innovation of gameplay, I want to create great games as well that appeal to other gamers and create games that once completed they can say it wasn’t a complete waste of my time.
However, this is not a dream around a single idea in my head with one purpose. When I get to the stage where I can create visually appealing and functional games, I want to not only stick to one genre of gaming. There are still ideas of games that can appeal to many people whether they are a phone game or action RPG. I want to see what I’m good at and what I can accomplish when I get to this stage. I want to either remembered for something very well done or be remembered as someone with a large repertoire of great games. But at the moment I’m just a funny nerd with a dream and I’ll take it.

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ENG1101 Writing is the voice that expresses the Essence of Who You are

ENG1101 Writing is the voice that expresses the Essence of Who You are

Effective essay writing and basic research techniques are essential tools for every college student. English 1101 is a composition course where you will develop writing, library and research skills by completing demanding readings for classroom discussion and as a basis for essay writing. Throughout the course, we will read about 7-8 essays together, and you additionally read 7-8 more articles for your research project. It is important that you do all of the reading on time in order to participate in class discussions and activities. You will also be expected to annotate (take notes) for every essay you read. If you prefer not to write in your book, you may photocopy the essay and/or use Post-its. Highlight main points, write questions in margins, circle unfamiliar words, and write the author’s thesis in your own words at the end (or start) of each essay. Prerequisites: CUNY certification in reading and writing. It is expected that, at a minimum, students in ENG1101 will: * Read and listen critically and analytically, including identifying an argument’s major assumptions and assertions and evaluating its supporting evidence. * Write clearly and coherently in varied, academic formats (such as formal essays, research papers, and reports) using standard English and appropriate technology to critique and improve one’s own and others’ texts. * Demonstrate research skills using appropriate technology, including gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing primary and secondary sources. * Support a thesis with well-reasoned arguments, and communicate persuasively across a variety of contexts, purposes, audiences, and media. * Formulate original ideas and relate them to the ideas of others by employing the conventions of ethical attribution and citation. * Show competency in various modes of and analyzing, including narration & description, comparison & contrast, cause & effect, argument & persuasion. * Develop a personal and individual voice as a writer

GRA1111 Graphic Comm Workshop, FA2014

GRA1111 Graphic Comm Workshop, FA2014

This course introduces students to core concepts in the graphic communications field including 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.

COMD1100 Spring 2015

COMD1100 Spring 2015

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. Image: Skyscrapers on Transparent Yellow, Josef Albers

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