Francis Xie’s Profile

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Francis Xie
Major Program of Study
Communication Design
Bio

My name is Francis Xie, and I am a current freshman at NYCCT, majoring in Communication Design. As a person with other obligations in the future, my goal at City Tech is to attend for only one term and acquire at least 15 credits. This does not mean that pursuing a greater understanding of Graphic Design isn’t one of my main priorities. I have studied in Brooklyn Technical High School in the past. Although I’ve had some experience with Graphic Design in high school, my interest in the field was rooted around back to when I was a toddler. I had a lot of interest in looking at books with considerable amounts of visuals in it, and it wasn’t long before I tried drawing them too. My parents paid attention to this, and they bought a considerable amount of high-grade art equipment for me to use. Unfortunately, as a toddler I was unfamiliar with the proper way of utilizing the equipment, therefore it was laid out to dry.

Throughout elementary school the arts department help me a lot on developing my art skills. They even had me participate in a couple city art fairs. In middle school however, they didn’t pay too much attention to me, and I was pulled back into focusing on conventional academics. Therefore during high school I had trouble creating my own original work when the time had me to. Because of this I had no choice but to accept my current situation, and work with where I’m currently at. Graphic Design in my opinion was the closest I could get to doing what I want while trying to adapt towards my lack of skill. It was one of the best options for me in my opinion because I have always enjoyed working around with my computer.

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My Courses

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 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.

ENG 1101 LC32 Fall 2017

ENG 1101 LC32 Fall 2017

Persuasion is key to getting ahead in this world; but how can you make yourself heard if you can’t put your words out there in an honest, clear, and very impressive fashion? We have the answers: Hard work (what did you think?!), plus good new ways to re-frame your relationship to pen and paper, time management, and essays, essays, essays. You’ll like assignments when we’re done with this semester.

COMD1167 Type & Media, FALL2017

COMD1167 Type & Media, FALL2017

This is a foundation course in typography with an emphasis on using type for a multiple of industry related applications ranging from print to interactive. Students will be introduced to principles of type design and terminology including: variations of type structure, anatomy, font usage, grid, leading, kerning, tracking and alignment. Students will learn industry standard software such as InDesign on the Macintosh operating system.

COMD1162Raster&VectorF2017

COMD1162Raster&VectorF2017

In this course, students will learn concepts and applied theories of digital media and the two fundamental graphic forms: raster and vector digital images and will define and describe similar and contrasting factors in each kind of image. The comparison will also recommend the best practice, specification or standard for using a specific form in a specific application. The course will include basic digital imaging terminology, and techniques including size, resolution, color space and file elements, measurements and file formats. Students are introduced to digital imaging concepts through software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator on the Macintosh operating system. Scanning and digital photography are integrated into lesson plans.

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