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Edward Alston

My name is Edward Alston, a freshman at CUNY City Tech aiming for Associate’s Degree in Communication Design. I am an artist, who likes to mainly draw portraits and anime, and was involved with the Joan Mitchell Foundation (JMF). I’m currently involved in The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), which helps students build leadership skills.
More about me; throughout my late years of middle school and early years of high school my mom used to work at the public library main branch, so every day after school I would go to the library and, needing something to do, I would spend hours there, reading books and searching various topics on the computer (such as mythology, and astrology) which is how I go into zodiac signs (I’m a Virgo). I would also write short summaries of my own original stories to later be further developed. I would surf the web for interesting topics to look at because I believe that knowledge is a very valuable thing. Through my love of art, video games, and the internet, I found out about Communication Design and Interactive Media majors. Personality wise I am analytical, methodical, a person who pays attention to details, and plans things out in advance, but also very quiet at times due to having a lot of anxiety.
My artwork usually consists of illustrations of characters I like from some of my favorite shows, or some of my own original characters, as well as a mixture of portraits of people and expressive art using and experimenting with ink and watercolor. However, in 10 years I hope to see myself doing more digital art designing fictional landscapes and doing character design for both animation and gaming companies.

My Courses

Graphic Design 2  COMD 1200 D150 Prof. Childers

Graphic Design 2 COMD 1200 D150 Prof. Childers

This course explores creative visual thinking and its importance to communication design. Students will experiment with image-making techniques and learn to use graphic elements to communicate concepts and ideas.

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.

CDMG1111, Spring 2018

CDMG1111, Spring 2018

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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