Rich’s Profile

Active 5 years, 5 months ago
Major Program of Study
Communication Design

My Interests have always been related to technology and art. From a young age I started playing video games and during my middle school years I had received my first computer as a birthday gift. In an effort to avoid being in chorus for another year, I signed up for studio art in seventh and eighth grade. To my surprise, I discovered that I possess some artistic ability and really enjoyed the creativity and freedom that art involves.
I continued to pursue my artistic ability through my first half of high school, using up all of my elective slots to take art classes such as drawing and painting, sculpture and photography. However, in my sophomore year one class really stuck out to me; that class was Graphic Design. I’d look forward to that class every day and was fascinated by the endless possibilities of art pieces you could create using Adobe Photoshop. I fell in love with graphic design as it combined two of my favorite interests, art and technology.
My teacher recognized my interest in the class and recommended that I sign up for a two-year technical school program for Graphic Arts at Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center in Levittown, New York. I really enjoyed the program and learned many useful skills including how to operate a printing press, an AMAYA Embroidery machine and a Konica Minolta Digital Color Copier, as well as how to design a logo and various elements of the printing and graphic design industries.
Music is also a big part of my life. I like to listen to all kinds of music including Underground Rap, Electronic Dance Music and Rock. Some of my favorite artists are XXXTENTACION, Ski Mask the Slump God, Trippie Redd, Lil Pump, Suicide Boy$, Migos, Ugly God, Famous Dex, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Borgore, W&W, Slipknot, Hollywood Undead and Avenged Sevenfold.
I have always been very heavily influenced by all types of media and i hope to someday influence others with my designs and art pieces.


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.

CDMG1111 D306 FALL 2017 Goetz

CDMG1111 D306 FALL 2017 Goetz

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.

COMD 1100 Graphic Design Principles | Fall 2017

COMD 1100 Graphic Design Principles | Fall 2017

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.

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