Marco V Escobar’s Profile

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Marco V Escobar
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Media and Technology

Bio

My name is Marco Vinicio Escobar. I would describe myself as a very creative, attentive, and a dedicated individual. I have always been interested in the web and graphic designing field even as a young boy. Designing web pages and creating new graphics are not just adding features and colors; there are tasks where ideas and designs come together to emphasize a message. People have different needs and businesses, which makes this a creative field.

The simple fact of people having ideas and not knowing how to make them real gives me the challenge to create, elaborate, and polish their thoughts making them available for the public’s view. I was born and raised in Ecuador, South America and moved to the United States 10 years ago. Therefore, having an idea of both the Latin and American culture influences the skills I use in my designs depending on the customer’s request.

I have graduated in New Media Technology at Fiorello LaGuardia Community College. Now, I am part of the students of New York City of Technology in the Communication Design Management major. In addition, as a student I have been instructed in a wide variety of different styles and techniques which I can certainly apply in the future.

Today, I seek the opportunity to know more aspects of the web and graphic designing field. I also want to apply the skills I have in my current job where customer satisfaction is priority. People can view my designs and grasp the messages/purposes behind the colors. Respect, Passion and Professionalism are the warranty of my designs.

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My Courses

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.

Communication Design Theory Spring 2019 COMD3504-E232

Communication Design Theory Spring 2019 COMD3504-E232

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.

COMD3551WebDesign2, FA2016

COMD3551WebDesign2, FA2016

Advanced web design is a continuation of ADV2450 Web I, a prerequisite of this course. Students will study, in further detail, HTML and CSS to ensure that they have a solid foundation. It is assumed that students have a solid grasp of Photoshop and Illustrator, and understand the proper web design workflow, but if not we will cover that a bit too. The course is focused on completing a web site, from researching it’s competitors, wireframing it’s content, to designing and building it using HTML, CSS, and maybe some Javascript and PHP. We will even cover implementing a responsive strategy into your work and the strengths and weaknesses of it.

COMD3562 UX&UI Design, FA2017

COMD3562 UX&UI Design, FA2017

User Experience (UX) Design is an essential component in developing websites, applications, and any other type of product intended to be used by people. This course examines the leading concepts of user—­centered design through readings, discussions and assignments. Practical concerns include evaluation of technology needed to create or maintain websites; and exploration of a step ­by ­step process for creating products using flow charts, content trees and schematics. Students will also gain an understanding of issues surrounding usability on the Web, knowledge management and Web strategy.

CDMG 1111 E450 Spring 2016 Koenig

CDMG 1111 E450 Spring 2016 Koenig

This course introduces students to core concepts in the media 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, complete a print design project and one video project. Lectures will provide students with a historical perspective of the media field as well as discussing current practices and future trends.

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