Jerron Smith’s Profile

Faculty
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Jerron Smith
Title
Adjunct Instructor
Department
Communication Design
Academic interests

design, graphics arts, illustration, motion graphics, film

Bio

Jerron Smith uses the working name “thepixelsmith” to denote a connection to the craftsmen of old. Though instead of metal or paint he works with a medium unique to the 20th century; the pixel. A multimedia guru and skilled designer he likes to describe himself as an animator, designer,editor, & educator; a renaissance man of the 21st century. He is a multi-faceted artist and video creator and has worked in a wide variety of different media. He has experience in both digital video/television production, and post-production as well as extensive knowledge of the Web and Print Design industries.

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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.

COMD3562 UX&UI Design, FA2018

COMD3562 UX&UI Design, FA2018

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.

COMD3662 Interactive Animation, FA2018

COMD3662 Interactive Animation, FA2018

Vector-based animation and interactivity are important presentation tools for engaging the user. The goal of this course is to teach the development of time-based animation skills. It will 232 introduce the concepts of the timeline and vector art for use on the World Wide Web using software such as Flash. This course is a prerequisite for the Interactive Art Direction and Interactive Interface Design courses.

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.

COMD2450 WebDesign1, SP2018

COMD2450 WebDesign1, SP2018

A required course for all students in the Communication Design major, . Topics include creative user interface design and best workflow practice. Students will design a website using an XHTML template, and will develop design, typography and web programming skills. Website Design using the HTML and CSS languages will be taught in this class. Over the semester, you will: • Design and build an effective personal portfolio web site • Gain a solid foundation in current web markup languages (HTML & CSS) • Explore industry standards in layout design and functionality • Upload a fully operational site to a personal URL

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