Kionic Awards Spring 2011

Congratulations to all the students whose work has been shortlisted for this semester Kionic Awards. The candidates for the Kionic Award for Most Promising New Designer are:

The award goes to Michael Lockwood for

The candidates for the Kionic Award for Best Web site 2011 are:

The award goes to Anastasiya Kladova for her website on AntiArt: Dada, Surrealism, and Pop.

Final Project Due: Wed, May 25, 2011

The final Web III project is due on Wed, May 25, 2011. Students have until midnight to submit their project.  The following things are required:

  1. Email a link to the live website
  2. Email a zipped up file of your custom WordPress theme.
  3. Email a description of the project, highlighting the important elements of design, technology, content, traffic. Be sure that you have given me access to your analytics and/or send me a pdf of the report.

For additional consideration, you can also give me access to your site’s WordPress dashboard. This will help me to understand how your site was built, and confirm that you have created a site with content that is created dynamically.

I am around if you have questions.  I will be on campus on Tuesday afternoon.

Homepage Grading Assignment

This homework assignment is due by the end of day, Saturday, March 26, 2010. Students are asked to assess the quality of the work in the following categories:

  • Logo design
  • Use of typography
  • Layout
  • Overall style and design, and appropriateness for the topic and audience
  • Proper use of semantic html and css

Comments are required for every homepage created. You are not required to make comments in all categories for every design. But you must make comments in at least one category per design. You must also have at least 3 comments per category. For instance, you must comment on at least 3 logo designs, the typography in at least 3 homepages, 3 layouts, etc.

You also need to rank the designs of the homepages, from best to least-best, and be sure to include your own homepage designs in the list.

If you have difficulty understanding these instructions, first ask students in your design group for guidance.  If you are still unsure of the instructions, then contact me.

Download the spreadsheet here: web3homepages

Geeky By Nature


Geeky By Nature is 2 days of Design, Art, and Code for Digital Designers and Developers. One of the organizers at SVA, Richard Shupe, generously invited CityTech design students and faculty to attend this event free of charge! It is an incredible opportunity for us, and an example of how wonderful it is to be studying graphic design in New York City.

To make sure none of my students miss this opportunity, I have registered you all in advance for the conference. Please review the schedule, and the speaker biographies. We will discuss the possibility of everyone’s attendance in our next class.

Chinese Advertising Lecture

All students and faculty are cordially invited to attend a unique lecture given by representatives of the
Chinese Advertising Association on Chinese Advertising to be given at the New York City College of Technology;
6:00 p.m., on Monday, February 28th in the Grace Gallery. Seating will be limited.
Please share this invitation with your students!