Old school tools meets modern thought.
Assignments focusing on portraits, shadows, urban landscapes and more.
Final Project, focusing on the tattoos and their meaning to the individual.
I designed this game from scratch, in my first game design class at LaGuardia Community College. I studied under Jeremy Couillard,
who constantly pushed me to learn new programs. For this project, I used Blender, Unreal Engine, Audacity, and Photoshop.
Took me a long time, but it was worth it for all the lessons I learned along the way and the people who helped me get here.
On June 5th I graduated from LaGuardia community college at the Barclays center. It was a special moment for me as I looked up and saw the designs and animations I had made for this monumental occasion for my graduating class.
Had some fun with this short group presentation on Italian culture. I was in charge of designing the presentation with the information the individual group members sent me. I used an existing template from “slidecarnival.com” designed for UI/UX projects and edited the master slide design to fit a cultural presentation.
This is an ongoing project with the Department of Academic Advising. The department requested 3 posters (24 by 36 inches) to display outside their office where students often wait in line before signing in to meet with an academic advisor.
The department of academic advising expressed that many of the students’ questions could be answered by looking at the calendar. The original copy they gave us however was
The LaGuardia Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money for student scholarships, in addition to helping LaGuardia Community College students find opportunities in the workforce. They wanted a new brochure design to replace their existing promotional materials. This project was of huge importance to the foundation members, because for many of the students who they help, this brochure will be the first material those students see.
The Outcome was the brochure design you see above. I used the school color palette and fonts to remain consistent with the brand style. I also gathered inspiration from original promotional materials the organization had designed themselves. The photos of the students were photoshopped to give them all common colors and a sense of unity, once again, matching the school’s brand colors. from beginning to end the project stretched out to a little over three months, with the bulk of the work being done in the first 2 weeks, and the rest being edits back and forth with multiple people from the organization.
This belief has inspired me to give back directly to the communities that produced me, in the form of the most valuable currencies available, time and knowledge. I spent most of my education in a variety of urban and disadvantaged public schools. These experiences led me to pick up on many of the obstacles these students face during some of the most critical years of their life, vital for their future success. Additionally, I have shown persistence and determination over the past 5 years in the process of getting my Associates Degree, and I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from CUNY BA. The program will allow me to make my own major and take classes at any and all CUNY senior colleges. This way I can pursue my passion for artificial intelligence, while simultaneously taking courses offered at City Tech, that will prepare me for a career as a math or science teacher and the, licensing, exams, and certifications necessary.
I volunteered at POTS (Part of the Solution) in their food pantry designed as a grocery store, and their soup kitchen designed as a restaurant. This experience helped shape the way I look at philanthropy and community service. This respectful approach to the needy has empowered many of these individuals and families, restoring their dignity, and setting them up for success. I was lucky enough to see this change in their mindset right before my eyes.