Mahnoor Sheikh’s Profile

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Mahnoor Sheikh
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My name is Mahnoor Sheikh, I am of Pakistani descent, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I am the youngest of four children. I am currently eighteen years old, and despite being born to parents who speak fluent Urdu, I never successfully learned how to speak the dialect. I am tolerant and do respect my family’s personal beliefs and culture. There are aspects of my heritage I do find fascinating, I have even integrated into my life the act of abstaining from alcohol and to an extent dressing in modesty. But, I would not describe myself as a Muslim. There are portions within the ideology that I disagree with, specifically the normalization of women being regarded as inferior to men. Many women, to this day, taught to be passive and to “obey”, their husbands, girls growing up in a patriarchy, taught to feel shame when their bodies endure menstruation, a healthy biological result of puberty, and the outrageous punishment/ social ridicule a woman will face if she does rebel. I will never accept this mindset. No gender, religion, sex, race, mental or physical ailments or economic standing distinguishes a person’s value or warrants persecution. I am a firm believer that “all people are created equal”, and there are no exceptions. There is no justification for supremacy, and I will never stop trying to show the world this.
Along with being an atheist and passionate feminist, I am an artist. I love the fine arts and often utilize this love to express my personal appreciation of females, as something contradictory to the ideology I was raised with. Femininity does not equate weakness, or passiveness, and is definitely not shameful. Through a utilization of bold colors, thick heavy lines, and vulvic imagery I portray femininity as I see it. Unapologetically strong, beautiful and most importantly shameless.

My Courses

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.

COMD 2427 Typographic Design III D215 Spring 19

COMD 2427 Typographic Design III D215 Spring 19

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.

COMD3330-D230 – Digital Photography II – Spring 2019

COMD3330-D230 – Digital Photography II – Spring 2019

In this class, the emphasis will be on creative problem solving with photography for the Communication Design eld. The emphasis will be on using style to transform subject matter in order to communicate ideas. In addition, each student will create a coherent body of work on a topic of his or her choice. Students will be exposed to a wide range of contemporary photographers from a range of genres. Advanced digital darkroom, color correction, and color management procedures will be covered in addition to facilitate students’ professional-level portfolio development.

COMD 2427 Typographic Design III D214 Spring 19

COMD 2427 Typographic Design III D214 Spring 19

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.

COMD 2313 Introduction to Illustration, Tuesdays FA2018

COMD 2313 Introduction to Illustration, Tuesdays FA2018

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.

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