Vashnee Persaud’s Profile

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Vashnee Persaud
Academic interests

Pursuing Visual Arts & Design as well as other media forms

Bio

My name is Vashnee Persaud and I’m currently a freshman majoring in Communication Design here at City Tech.

For me, Communication Design seems to be such a technical term for a world of creativity and truthfully, my passion for design and media sparked long before I even discovered the title of the degree. I remember from such a young age I’d always find myself meddling with paint and small sketches, web builders and other online software to create simple little sites and designs, all of which made up what seemed to be a small hobby to me but later grew and sparked into a bigger passion for design.

As I entered high school I began to design flyers, posters, logos and other media personally for simple events and even became the main source for print ads for various school related events. As I grew as a designer I continued to branch and started creating simple event related media such as monograms and print work for individuals with small entertainment groups or event hosts.

Being in City Tech even for such a short time has allowed me to flourish as a designer and person because I have been able to continuously learn new skills including becoming familiar with the Adobe suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator but also to challenge myself to push my designs both in terms of execution and presentation. I always find myself inspired by the staff and my peers to pursue new opportunities such as hack-a-thon like events which I enjoy so much and all have helped me to grow.

My goal is to strive to push myself to be the best problem solver that I can be because after all designs are not only usually aesthetically pleasing but also like a visual solution. As I continue to venture on my journey in graphic design, I’d like to learn more techniques in typography as well as ways to pitch my designs because advertising is a secondary interest of mine. Overall, I’m excited to see where my vision and determination will take me because ultimately the sky isn’t the limit.

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.

Graphic Design Principles 2 spring 2020

Graphic Design Principles 2 spring 2020

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.

COMD1112 D114 Digital Media Foundations Spring 2020 Goetz

COMD1112 D114 Digital Media Foundations Spring 2020 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.

COMD1257 Type II, SP2020-Thurs

COMD1257 Type II, SP2020-Thurs

Introduces a variety of basic layouts and formats, building technical and practical fluency in setting and working with type for both print and screen. This course further explores topics learned in COMD 1127 Type and Media, such as typeface selection and the use of the typographical grids. Problem-solving for most common typographical problems is discussed.

COMD1123 FoundationDrawingAfternoon, FA2019

COMD1123 FoundationDrawingAfternoon, FA2019

This drawing course introduces basic concepts, tools, techniques and the role of drawing in design, illustration, animation and games. The course will also cover projection systems, plans, elevations, sections, oblique, isometric, one-point perspective and two-point perspective views.

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