Monthly Archives: April 2014

Color and Design 1 with Liz Sayles, Summer Session 1


A practical course for designers, animators, illustrators (and everyone else) on the many wonderful ways to use color. Gain experience in:
• Transparency & Illusion
•  Color Mixing with Paint
•  Atmospheric Perspective for Illustration and Animation
• Historical Use of Color: Impressionism & Pointillism
•  Find out what CMYK & RGB means
•  How to Create Color harmonies
•  Symbolic Use of Color For Designers 

Summer Session 1
ARTS  171 – Color and Design I
June 2 – 25, 2014
Mo / Tu / We / Th
9:00 am – 12:50 pm
Instructor: the talented Elizabeth Sayles 

New Course Added to Summer Session: Self Promotion & Special Projects


Self Promotion & Special Projects

Self Promotion & Special Projects

A new course has just been added to Summer Session 2.

ART 370 – VT: Special Topics in Design
Learn how to get your work in front of Art Directors, Dream Clients, and Potential Employers! In this class we will investigate the best promotional practices for Designers and Illustrators. We will go over different strategies for promoting your portfolio and artwork such as postcard campaigns, email promotions, Artists reps, and other strategies.
Instructor: the talented Hyesu Lee
This class is only offered in the Summer.

More great Fall courses: 3D Modeling and 3D Animation with Ben Voldman


Arts 213: 3D Modeling
Take your image-making to the next level with 3D Modeling in Cinema 4D.  In this class we will learn to model and render beautiful 3D assets for the Advertising, Publishing, and Video Game industries. Specific topics will include modeling, UV texturing, rendering, and Photoshop compositing.

Arts 370: Special Topics in Design – 3D Animation
Learn how to incorporate 3D into your motion graphics workflow! In his class we will learn how we can use Cinema 4D to create broadcast quality eye-catching animation. Specific topics will include character animation, rigging, animating Idents using Mograph, rendering, and compositing 3D animation within After Effects.”



New class for Fall: Creative Coding

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With Professor Danne Woo, we will be looking at using computational algorithms as a tool to create beautifully designed visual graphics. Over the semester we will be exploring design topics like form, color, grids, typefaces and 3 dimensional objects and combining these with computational topics like randomization, repetition, transformation, generative and data manipulated design. We will be using Processing as our main platform to focus on the intersection between the visual art, design, and code.

ARTS  370 – VT: Special Topics in Design
Topic: Creative Coding
We 1:40PM – 5:30PM

Design the Queens College Yearbook Cover

The Queens College Yearbook is requesting submissions for the 2014 yearbook cover. They are open to new ideas and creative solutions.

Required Text: Queens College 2014
Full Bleed
Front, Back and Spine: 20.5″ x 13″ (spine including crimp area =1.5″),
Resolution: 300 dpi
Email to find out whether work should be RGB or CMYK

Submit your work to