Project 4-part 4

A design statement is an analysis of a project’s structure. In order to make a design statement,  you must explain the analysis of the project’s context, summarize the key components of the planning context, and identify the primary opportunities and constraints identified from the analysis provided. There is no real definitive format for a design statement but most businesses require one in standard essay format. The audience that a designer statement is intended for is the viewer and the public. A designer statement is used to help the audience have a better understanding of the designers piece of work and the designers purpose/process . My design statement is to create stunning graphics with special effects, color alterations, etc. I would also consider motion graphics as well as they are becoming more and more popular these days. I would even go as far as to learn true animation of objects. I wish to do this for video games, movies, posters, and websites.




This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative. Mona Saeed Kamal, 1001 Migrations

the art work that I liked was “1001 Migrations” by Mona Saeed Kamal. her origins come from India, raised in Canada and now living in New York. She conveys a story of migration , religion, nationalism, and cultures through her artwork. Her artwork consist of video, installations , and multimedia. The message she conveys in this artwork is definitely migration   by the title and also by giving us the number count of the paper boats. Another thing that is shown is that every boat is a different color and I felt with the colors she conveyed different ethnicities with each boat. The boats look like some are going the same direction while others aren’t , so she conveys a sense of direction ; to wherever the boats are migration to. what informs her creative vision is her background as ethnicity plus places shes been to besides her hometown and birth place. Also the stores of other people.

Kevin Lezama project 2 final draft

Kevin Lezama

Kevin Lezama is a currently a college student majoring in communication design at the New York College of Technology. He was first introduced to art as a child and instantly fell in love with it. He comes from a very creative background where his family exposed him to musical as well as visual and physical forms of art. As a result, he developed this unique insight into the world of design at a young age.His family didn’t pursue their dreams and eventually stopped and so did the exposure to it. So Kevin,after years regained his interest in design as a freshmen in high school. He was determined to give it a shot because its what he really liked too do. He was so determined that by the time he was a senior he had accomplished many outstanding achievements and awards. He wasn’t satisfied though he knew college was the key to continue his success as a artist,designer and person seeking for more he felt going to college and choosing COMD was the right choice for him to achieve his dream to innovate and create. Primary examples of inspiration and admiration for Kevin are fashion mogul Tom Ford, Technology revolutionary Steve Jobs and one of the best rappers,producers and entrepreneurs Kanye West.


tom ford
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (10112926bj)
Tom Ford
Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 24 Feb 2019


what is your Avatar?How does it represent you?

My avatar is based on a motto I live by which says “keep it SIMPLE” it’s a lime green background. “keep it” is an unknown font colored white.“SIMPLE” is an outline in white and copied again in a dark toned green which are then layered on top  of each other. “keep it” is then positioned on top of  the”SIMPLE”. All together the texts was placed in the center and “SIMPLE” was enlarged to give the image a very minimalist yet creative perspective to insinuate simplicity. Which is an example of economy and unity as well as stable figure-ground. Ultimately I think this avatar represents me because I tend to remember that quote in some of my most difficult moments in life.I think the most memorable and recognizable designs are the simplest ones. My creative expression tends to steer at moments to perfect simple details.

keep it simple
keep it simple




Question 1:where do you think the future of design will take you?

I want the future of design to take me everywhere and anywhere it wants too.I want to branch out and experience the virtues of not only my specific track of graphic design but learn and work on all types of different forms of expressions. For example printing,photography,painting,illustration,advertising, videography music,fashion,Literally ANYTHING. I want to be able to fully express myself to any extent possible. I believe money will follow where the heart goes. So being super passionate,risky and not being afraid of failure will get me to experience the most out of my major and design and that’s where it starts.

Why did you choose this major (COMD)?

I want to be successful that’s why I know networking and creating relationships is important to me because that’s how I will build my self as an artist and future designer. I chose the major of COMD because I took  various graphic design classes throughout my four years of high school. I found the class super fun and interesting. It was very simple for me to learn so I picked it up pretty easy. I thought going to college I should probably go with a field I know so why not COMD? I don’t regret it so far my classes have been really fun. My professors have been amazing and super insightful,I tend to be able to express myself better visually or physically then verbally or on paper. But taking my classes has shown me that theirs many aspects to being a designer. Which I think is perfect for me because I need to challenge myself and my abilities. Especially while working alongside many amazing and talented artists like my classmates. I chose this major thinking about the future but also found it nostalgic thinking about my past as well and how much sentimental value it has to me,I feels as a person it represents me most closely to when I first feel in love with art.

Can you see yourself doing something else?

I could see myself doing something else,  If I really wanted too.I grew up playing sports mainly baseball and soccer. I eventually took on football and volleyball.I wasn’t bad I was a team player and lead them all as captain at one point. I loved it and still do to this day. The adrenaline and excitement from playing and the physicality of it all. If I ever took a break as a designer I would most lileky see myself part of a team in the future. I also see inspiration from being an athlete. I feel that sports is a great outer source to draw from for designers and artist alike.


Within COMD which track would you want to pursue?

I have always said I would do Advertising even from when I was in high school. However, being exposed to the different types of fields within COMD and design in general. I’ve taken a great interest in UX/UI and the possibilities it could have. I think I would chose the track that best fits me. Right now I believe that it is Advertising because i personally have more experience in that field. But I will definitely will be in my spare time finding out how I can involve UX/UI into my career.



What is my motivation?

I think my motivation is my lust to make money and being able to do something I love at the same time. Most importantly I know it’s the small support I get from my mom and friends and the desire for them to see me succeed is what keeps me going. I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for them and I owe it to them that I can make something of myself.That being said, I am also a first generation student and although the path I am walking seems super confusing,lonely and even discouraging at times. I know it’ll all pay off at the end. I really want to be a main example and role model to my siblings,family and friends that anything is possible if you put your mind into it.

Pattern mashup


These are my first designs that I started off with when I was listening to the song señorita by shawn mendes and camilla. There was more like swirl lines instead of having some geometric shapes. The music to me was more like flowing in a way,which I thought it didn’t have high notes nor low notes to change my created designs.


These here are my chosen 6 designs that I used to do my mashup. However, I only chose like 3 which are the ones on the bottom.


This is where I came up with my final sketch in Bristol. I really liked how it came out since it was what I expected of it looking and I did a very good job of giving some space to see the details even the smallest ones.

Some things that I have learned about this project is that when you create patterns by listening to music, the sketches can run freely and they can all be different or similar. Doing this project was very fun and a new experience for me. However, not really sure of what will become of the next project.

Project #2

Alice Garcia

Alice Garcia is a Mexican American college student that is currently studying in New York City College of Technology. She is one of 6 children consisting of one younger sister and four older brothers. No one expected Alice to follow the drawing arts since her parents expected her to be a doctor, lawyer, or teacher. Nevertheless, she’s into photography and the gathering of ideas based on her surroundings to create a new perception behind a structure. Alice is currently majoring in communication design (COMD) and is wanting to see the hidden talents that she is to expand on. 

Question 1: What catches your eye when looking at other people’s work? 

When I look at someone’s work, I look at the creativity of the creation or look for differences between their work and mine. If a detail catches my attention, I like to say “Hey, that’s very good work you did there.” or “I like what you did to make it look very good.” or “It’s very presentable without making it seem like you ever did too many drafts to get this as a final result.” The final results are the overall of the hard work, developing and planning of what to do from start to finish for that specific assignment or homework. Mainly I look to see if there was really effort given especially if you see prints on the work because that says a lot as if they were poorly or if it was put away somewhere safe to protect the work without it ending up being wrinkled up. 

Question 2: What is the school work like in your coursework? 

There is a lot to keep checking on the school website because of there being a homework, a project having a specific due date during the week. Sometimes it maybe a lot but, it is college, it’s no longer like highschool where you would be told things to do. The classwork can be easy, yet a bit troubling especially with a drawing class… even if someone is just learning how to draw no professor expects a freshman to draw at a high standard, but it just mean that not everything is easy at first. It takes time to be able to do this and that without struggling on measuring certain spaces on the paper of a workpiece. There are a lot of standards that professors expect us to be able to do and be responsible for our own things and be well prepared with certain necessary items for the next class. As a result there’s obstacles I must overcome and it pushes me to strive for the better. 

Question #3- What is your motivation (eg creative expression) in graphic design?

My motivation in graphic design is to learn more of what’s there to get out  and develop from it. I have created certain things like creating logos or learned the ways with photography or how to use the photoshop programs to develop new creations. I believe that what I’m learning right now is helping me improve with new experience on how there are many ways to present or demonstrate within my projects or homeworks, by following the guidelines, suggestions, and other opinions of other classmates. I use everything I have learned so far from the beginning of this semester and from high school. I want to improve with gaining so many skills that are or will be beyond what I had started with. In high school, I didn’t get into drawing since I never had an art class but drawing was a hobby of mine but now I must overcome the habit of me saying “I can’t draw” into “I can do it if I put the effort into bettering drawing as not just a hobby.” I see other classmates determined to reach their own goals and I want to follow that path and believe truly that I can successfully make it happen if I work very hard to really be someone in the future.

Question #4- What job do you desire after this?

I want to be a graphic designer, although at first I thought about following into the advertisement path, but then I thought I have done more of the graphic design things like logos and usage of other programs. But there is a part of me that thinks that I really want to keep persuading this area of work, and also I’m trying to expand my knowledge on the course, so I can be utile on other fragments of work. There is something intrinsic about creating something for the sake of creating, which is why if my knowledge can be used for the greater good I am pleased. So I am looking forward to being a graphics designer, to better help the media understand the purpose I am trying to imply of the product or slowly unveil the meanings. Mostly a job in business corporations.

What is your avatar? How does it represent you?

The avatar that I chose is an actual picture of me that I took on snapchat which is not from too long ago, probably 3 weeks ago. The reason I picked this picture as my avatar is because I want to show others my real appearance as an actual person and also what there is for others to describe of me. I wear glasses since probably middle school and even then you would probably believe that I’m smart, too. In the avatar, I don’t smile like that either in pictures but I can sometimes. I also always carry a necklace with my first name initial. I don’t like having my hair long so I keep it short around shoulder length. The one thing I like to do is play around with adding filters to my pictures like the one on my avatar to look more creative and look nice when I  edit it. Here I present myself as a future graphic designer.



Aestheticism – (noun)

Definition 1: A doctrine that the principles of beauty are basic to other and especially moral principles
Definition 2: Devotion to or emphasis on beauty or the cultivation of the arts


Sentence: “Camp Is A Certain Mode Of Aestheticism, It Is One Way Of Seeing The World As An Aesthetic Phenomenon.”

A over dramatic person expressing them self
Notes on Camp, Girls Club, Zine Issue 2, Kayley Kemple, 2019