Ways of Seeing: Adventures with Image & Text

This First Year Learning Community for COMD students taking COMD1100 & ENG1101, will include field trips, hands-on projects, multimedia composing, and cross-sensory experiences to help you discover, express, and refine your creative vision.

At City Tech, First Year Learning Communities (FYLC) are two or more courses with the same students enrolled, linked with an interdisciplinary theme, providing an innovative way for students to learn and form bonds with the college. FYLC faculty work together and with peer mentors to highlight connections between disciplines, in addition to creating a more caring, consistent, and supportive environment. Students must be enrolled in both courses to complete the Learning Community.

Faculty: Jody Rosen (ENG1101) & Jenna Spevack (COMD1100)
Peer Mentor: Evelyn Ng

mission statement part #4

A mission statement is a formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual. It can also describes the purpose of a business.But the main purpose of a mission statement is to serve as a company’s goal,agenda or identity, it clearly outlines what the goal is.

The reason I chose a mission statement is because it fits my ideals and what I inspire to be as a designer. A mission statement is very clear and specific as well as easy to understand. The best way to describe a good misson statememt is Chuck Cohn’s interpretation of one. CEO and Founder of Varsity Tutors, guest writer at Entrepenuer.com in his article”4 Techniques for Crafting a Mission Statement Worth Remembering” he wrote “A company’s mission statement can come in many forms. Do you promise to put your customers’ needs first or to develop quality products, innovative applications or intuitive technology? Some statements are only a sentence, while others may run several paragraphs.” Ultimately, he is noting that theirs alot of freedom in writing one theirs not one size fit all formula to it.

However, He also states a couple tips to help create one. “Define your purpose,Be specific,Inspire and keep it succint” He mentions asking ourselfs why our company exists as well as making our mission plausible and attainable can help create an effective mission statement. It can also be powerful to include an inspirational element as well as not using Buzzwords and jargon it could enhance a mission statement greatly. It’s also important to recognize how lengthy we make our mission statement. Cohn states “Some of the biggest companies in the world devote full pages to their mission statements, but that may not be the ideal way to convey your enterprise’s particular message. When writing your mission statement, try to be as concise as possible. If it’s lengthy, pare it to sharpen your vision and delivery.”

With that in mind I believe anyone could write a mission statement because of how simple and effective it is. For example if I were to write a mission statement using my knowledge earned from researching and the tips from Chuck Cohn’s. It would be “It all starts with an idea. I Striving to meet and exceed my expectations as well as others.”



Color Harmony




This was a short little project but it was interesting to say the least. It was just nice to see all the different colors that are within a single thing, whether it’s a picture of a person, place, thing etc…And my image was just a random bottle that I decided to do. Would have love to make it within Illustrator or Photoshop but I am not familiar really at all with those softwares. But still enjoyed the project none the less.

Color Harmony




I enjoyed this project, even if I had less time to work on it than the other projects I’ve done this semester. I used a comic from an comedy artist I found named Shen Comix, for my color inventory. For my composition, the color inventory reminded somewhat of nature, so I decided to use the browns for a tree and the more colorful colors for a bird. The colors left over were grays so I gave the bird a tiny hat.

color harmony

“crazy hexagons ”

I had trouble with this project. I knew what I was suppose to do but I don’t have much experience in illustrator, I decided to play with shape and overall I liked how these colors combined created art. Also with the time pressure it was hectic . Overall I was able to include all color in this process and made it make sense and a balanced feeling to it.