Focus of the Design Team
The Faculty Commons design team’s graphic designers work in service of faculty for the students’ benefits.
College Assistant and Designer
As a graphic designer, I work with several clients to create graphics and visuals that bring their ideas to life. As a team leader, I overlook team performances and work closely with everyone to ensure these events offer and create an experience for them to grow as designers. Being part of the team both as a graphic designer and team leader has allowed me to grow in my professional etiquette and as a collaborator. As for future aspirations, I want to continuously implement my ideas and influence the communities I am affiliated with.
College Assistant and Webmaster
As a webmaster, I oversee and maintain Faculty Commons website to make sure content is up-to-date and correct. Faculty Commons has allowed me to build great communication and working skills with colleagues and faculty. It has also helped with my time management skills, as several projects are being worked on simultaneously and need to be managed in a timely manner to meet deadlines. My aspirations for the future is to be a better web developer and designer that pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved on the web. One aspect of my character that I would like someone to know is that I like to do urban photography!
College Assistant and Designer
As a designer for Project Wayfinding, I created a unified degree checklist for every department at New York City College of Technology. I worked as a project manager and marketer for Open Educational Resources. Working with Faculty Commons has taught me to manage my time efficiently and to be versatile when communicating with different clients. Fun facts about me are that I am very meticulous about my work and I like plants.
Professional Technical Writer Intern
As the Professional and Technical writing intern attached to Faculty Commons, I develop profiles, generate reports, and conduct usability testing for student ready departments pilots. In the future, I plan to use graduate pursuits to work with those suffering from mental health issues. One peculiar facet of my personality is my propensity for visiting cemeteries where famous people are buried.
Interning with Faculty Commons, I have several clients I am responsible for and communicate with to help produce deliverables that meet their needs. With the help of the design team and Professor Jordan, my time here has allowed me to improve my design skills and be more confident in my work. Having talented co-workers has helped me to grow. I can't imagine a future without graphic design. My aspirations are to combine my love for graphic design and illustration and help bring about positive change, whether it be in my community or worldwide.
As a Faculty Commons Communication Design student, I create poster, postcards, and brochures. My visual communication design skills will enhance my project management skills and creativity. One of my most fundamental aspiration is to become a graphic designer. Once I have mastered these tools in visual communication, I can impact the world through my creative designs. Also, I love to observe colors around me and I do yoga which makes very energetic early morning.
As a Graphic Designer in the Communication Design major, I have learned that to be successful in my field, I must not only just rely upon hard work but I must finesse my skills with tools in visual communication. Empowered with these tools, I have maintained, created, and redesigned various community-based projects in the form of flyers, business cards, banner, and design concepts for Faculty Commons. Because today's marketplace requires multidisciplinary experience, I will develop projects that aspire to positively influence the lives of culturally diverse people, critique the ethical depth of contemporary culture, and give visual form to complex social issues.
Interning at Faculty Commons is my first step towards working in a creative and professional environment. I use my creative lens to capture school events, coordinate the design needs of multiple clients, create web banners, posters and promotional materials, and conceptualize creative solutions for events. Faculty Commons has allowed me to use and develop my skills in photography, as well as design methods for professional and demanding environments. Once I graduate, I hope to use these skills to continue my own creative endeavors and to, one day, create a successful brand of my own.
As a Graphic Designer and Illustrator interning at Faculty Commons, I communicate to audiences with interpretative media. Through my storytelling expertise, I aspire to develop my skills in video production and illustration as a storyteller through proficiency with video and illustration media platforms. Once I have mastered these skills, I can effectively convey stories and ideas to my audience. One peculiar fact about me is my indecisiveness; however, my indecisions have enabled me to make solid, conscious decisions.
The task I performed with Faculty Commons included communicating with clients, making concepts for their ideas, and designing and bringing their ideas to life. This internship is helping me learn Adobe Suite and necessary skills for the workplace. These experiences have helped me develop my interpersonal skills and has improved my communication in a team friendly setting. My aspirations for the future are to become a professional graphic designer in a professional corporation or as a freelance designer.
Past Design Team Members
Working with Faculty Commons has allowed me to develop my communication and interpersonal skills while working with others such as designers, creative students, and faculty. I aspire to use my creative thinking and design skills to help others through volunteer work in my community. This will allow me to achieve and become the designer I always dreamed of.
Professional & Technical Writer
Currently, I am a student ambassador and representative for Project Wayfinding. Project Wayfinding provides students with personnel roadmaps to graduation by creating accessible web-based tools and resources for all. Tasks that I performed while working with the design team included content writing, usability testing, and website analysis. Faculty Commons has allowed me to learn the necessary skills in the workplace that implements usability design, content writing, and Adobe Suite. Aspirations I withhold in my ethics is to expand my skills within the design and communication realm, such as usability consulting and documentation writing.
I am the lead designer for the Scholars Exchange series and Nucleus, the Faculty Commons quarterly academic magazine. Interning at Faculty Commons has been a tremendous help to my professional development. It taught me a lot about how to carry myself in a professional work environment, while simultaneously helping me to become a better designer. My aspirations for the future is to graduate college and then take all the lessons I have learned during my time at Faculty Commons and apply it to my work and art.
I provide my clients with different design formats such as posters, postcards, branding, to help promote events and activities to students and faculty at City Tech. Faculty Commons has allowed me to experience working one on one with clients, in project management, and explore my work in illustration and graphic design. Working here has allowed me to find a community of other City Tech students in my department and foster great friendships. While being in Communication Design, I specialize in illustration and try to bring that into my work as much as possible. I wish to find a role that will help encourage other young women to strive for their goals.
Previous Faculty Commons Design Team Members:
Chelsea Allen, Loubna Aly, Lei Cai, Maen Caka, Jonathan Campoverde, Yaniferz Cantor, Antoine Christian, Rebecca Collazo, Angelica Corrao, Raciel Guzman, Elva Hsieh, Crystal Huang, Matthew Joseph, Andie Lessa, Silvia San Martin, Natasha Marcano-Dillon, Anjelin Martinez, Erin Mayoyo, Nigel McBean, Mandy Mei, Avril Miller, Jose Molina, Keiko Nakayama, Paul Nembhard, Alexander Ng, Meleny Perez, Fabiola Perez, Patricia Persaud, Abiezer Ramos, Joanna Rooney, Basim Sharhan, Dmitri Sinitsky, Dorian Valentine, Jennifer Ward, Bernita Wynn, Natalie Yeung and Eva Zelarayan.
Previous Faculty Advisors:
Mary Ann Biehl, Reneta D. Lansiquot.