Belen Vazquez is a Mexican-American college student that is currently in “New York City College of Technology”. Belen grew up in a very creative household and she had a big imagination for new ideas . She was always seen to be putting something together and creating pieces of art.
Belen is planning to major in Communication Design and be able to accomplish some of her lifetime goals. As Belen has grown she has been able to see art in many different perspectives and has understood the value and process of getting a specific piece of work done .
I took the picture of my avatar over the summer . I enjoy exploring and discovering new places. It was in an exhibit called “superreal” it was located near battery park in the city. It’s a picture of a pathway filled with clear plastic poles hanging down from the ceiling with purple/pink lights reflecting on the poles and I found it fascinating and fun . I chose it as my avatar Because it’s full of color and it was very vibrant . And I’d describe myself as a very fun and outgoing person . Also my favorite color is purple and it just amazed me . Although the picture at first is very confusing it’s because I tilted it so it’s sideways and I find it cool because it kind of looked like water in a way and it’s just beautiful and I love sight seeing . It’s very peaceful for me and I personally like meditating and just thinking .
The picture itself is just amazing but what is used to build up the image is a whole lot of line and color . There are parallel line and intersecting ones as well . Having a black background helps the image itself stand out as well . It would’ve been different if it was a white background the whole image and it’s purpose would’ve been lost. This image inspires me in a way to stay positive and happy . Seeing like line strokes run down horizontally reminds me of “keep on going” and stay balanced .Which is a big motivator and can be useful in any situation
Question #1-within COMD which track would you want to pursue ?
I am actually very interested in a couple of branches . Advertising , packaging design and photography. Over the summer I participated in the One Club x Kick off. It was this 3 day program which focused on ComD students and Advertising. It was a competition and the company was Burger King . the topic was Halloween and we had to make a spooky” advertisement . This 3 day workshop gave me a huge idea of how the industry works and I really enjoyed working with new people and being able to create new ideas. I can really image myself working in this branch of design as well as packaging and theres photography within both careers so I’m for anything .All it takes is passion, dedication ,creativity and ones belief in themselves .
Question 2- What is the class that draws your attention ?
The class that is drawing my attention right now is typography . I never really knew that typography was a subject . I never really knew it had so much information and background . But so far these first couple of weeks it has grabbed my attention although its a late class from 6:00pm to 8:30pm . I actually enjoy going to it . Not only professor Vargas teaches very well but the way he explains certain information makes me want to learn more.It’s a lot of vocabulary right now and I know I shouldn’t stress over it but its about time I should start studying .We are currently working on a project with our name and inDesign and I’m having lots of fun . I am learning how to use indesign and i’m looking forward for the rest of the semester .
Question #4-what is your motivation?
My motivation ? for anything and mostly everything its my family . My parents play a big role , they believe in me so I believe in me . I believe I Can accomplish anything whether I’m a nurse, teacher, designer. They always push me to do better . Im in ComD because I believe I have the creativity to make something out of nothing . other than that my motivation has been myself for a better future and to help others .Within Com D I believe I can help people by informing them about social problems or to inform the uninformed . My motivation personally is music and amazing sunset/sky views . I love it when the sky changes into different colors . Also peaceful and quiet locations where I can just think.
Question 4 -Do you see yourself doing anything else?
Surprisingly I do I have a lot of interest in photography , taking pictures and getting the angles right .I don’t own no fancy camera or anything but I do have a phone. I mostly enjoy taking pictures of like sunsets and the sky . more like anything with an amazing view . I hope later on I get a chance to take photography at City Tech . I know photography sounds easy and all but I believe there is also a lot of information that tags along with the major .
What Belen hopes to accomplish after studying in City Tech is being able to take a little of every class and combing it to make her own Art and projects.She firmly has her goals set and has all the family support, she enjoys typography and photography and hopes to do packaging design some day in the future .