AD466 602 (F21)

Senior Portfolio

Date & Time: Monday 3:10 pm – 6:00 pm
Semester: Fall 2021
Professor: Christie Shin
Company website: Cynda Media Lab
Classroom: D514
Office at FIT: D317 (email to schedule a remote meeting)
Office Hours: Calendly
Monday 1 to 3, Tuesday 12 to 1, Wednesday 2 to 3
Prerequisite(s): AD 315
Slack: ad466-602
Google Drive: AD466-602
Figma Team/FIT Fall2021: AD466-602
FIT Help Desk: TechHelp

Course Description
Students prepare cohesive portfolios for their UX/UI/Product Design and experiential branding profession. Creating a platform to showcase a robust online presence, which consists of a minimum of four substantial projects with professional project description, personal bio, resume. Due to the nature of the UX/UI industry, students will also create comprehensive user research and design system documents and/or case study videos. This course also offers an opportunity to learn from industry professionals such as guest lectures and active engagement.

This course will cover preparation for interviews, including how to present themselves comfortably and confidently, how to stand out, and what to leave behind, along with networking and establishing contacts in the industry.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Develop a career-focused resume with relevant skill sets.
2. Articulate the concept and process of their work in both written and verbal
3. Create a compelling online presence including the portfolio website, LinkedIn, and other creative communities.
4. Prepare multi-channel portfolios including an offline portfolio.
5. Demonstrate professional presentations with their work.

Projects & Evaluation
1. Professional Portfolio Website (Up and running) (60 points)
– 4 projects with case study video/presentation deck
– Resume
– Biography
– LinkedIn profile
2. Offline portfolio (20 points)
3. Professionalism (20 points)

A/A-: 90% or above (A- 90-94 points, A 95 points above)
B+/B/B-: 89% – 75% (B+ 89-85 points, B 84-80 points, B- 79-75 points)
C+/C/C-: 74% – 60% (C+ 74-70 points, C 69-65 points, C- 64-60 points)
D: 59% – 51%
F: 50% or below

Design Tools: Figma, Webflow, Keynote

Weekly Outline

Week 1: 8/30/2021 MON
– Bring current portfolio & resume
– Webflow setup (student account)
– Domain name (you will need to purchase your domain/website name)
– Sign up for writing studio tutor

1. Introduction of class, syllabus, grouping (1/2/3)

2. Class set up
– Google drive setup (submit current portfolio & resume)
– Figma file setup & overview (deliverables, assignment dues, structure, etc.)
– Slack and group channel setup
– MAIP survey & internship search
MAIP 2022
MADE Student Information
WE ARE NEXT: The Summer Internship Master Calendar

3. Lecture
Portfolio Preparation

4. In-class workshop
– 01. Career Direction
– 04. Project Selection

5. Discussion
– Portfolio: VCU Brandcenter
– Portfolio/case study: SVA MFA Interaction Design
– CA student showcase (Oct. 1)

6. Assignment due on 9/6
01. Career Direction
– 02. Resume – 1st draft
– 03. Biography – 1st draft
– 04. Project Selection (content development) – 1st draft

—— Labor Day (9/6), Rosh Hashanah (9/7-8): College closed ——

Week 2: 9/13/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
– 02. Resume revision
– 03. Biography revision
04. Project Selection (content development)

– 05. Wireframe (sitemap/ content development & format) 1st draft
– Linked In profile
– Portfolio site set up (domain and hosting service)

2. Resume review (All students)

3. Group 1 meeting

—— Yom Kippur (9/15-16)– College closed——

Week 3: 9/20/2021 MON
1. Assignment due (20 pts):
– 05. Wireframes (final content development & format)
– 02. Resume  final
– 03. Biography final
– LinkedIn profile final

2. Wireframe review & content development
Content framework, responsive design recording, dynamic branding framework

3. Portfolio from UX/UI certificate program
UX Portfolio vs. UI Portfolio (Martha)

4. Group 2 meeting

5. Study group activity
Review your group’s resume & bio

Week 4: 9/27/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
– 07. Portfolio Project 1 ( UI design round 1)

2. Alumni talk
Junior Product Designer at Infor: Lauren Steigerwald (LinkedIn Profile)
Portfolio Website

3. Group 3 meeting

Week 5: 10/4/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
– 07. Portfolio Project 1 final
– 06. Landing Page
– Website framework (Webflow): Landing page, About Me, and Project pages

2. Group 1 meeting

3. Multicultural Advertising Intern Program 2022 | Fall Info Sessions
Date & Time Oct 4, 2021, 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Week 6: 10/11/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
– Website: Landing page, About me, Project 1 up and running
– Adding links: Resume, LinkedIn

2. Group 2 meeting

3. Guest Speaker
David Mendez: Senior Software Developer at CNN
Hedy Deng: Senior Developer at Weight Watchers

Week 7: 10/18/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
– Website: Project 2 up and running

2. Alumni talk/MAIP 2021 Alum
Junior Art Director at VMLY&R Commerce: Shenell McFarlane

3. Group 3 meeting

Week 8: 10/25/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
– Website: Project 3 up and running

2. Guest Speaker
Stacy Lee LinkedIn, Interaction Designer @Google

3. Group 1 meeting

Week 9: 11/1/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
– Website: Project 4 up and running

2. Group 2 meeting

3. Alumni talk
Margaret Panoti, Jr. Experience Designer at 21Grams, NY
Yuliya Kosheeva, Freelance Jr. Art Director, Terry & Sandy, NY

Week 10: 11/8/2021 MON
1. Assignment due (40 pts):
– Midterm checkpoint: Portfolio website

2. Group 3 meeting

The One Club for Creativity-Young Ones Portfolio
The One Club for Creativity-Young Ones ADC

Week 11: 11/15/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
– Portfolio website revision

2. Group 1 meeting

Week 12: 11/22/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
– Portfolio website revision

2. Group 2 meeting

—— Thanksgiving Recess (11/25-26) – College closed——

Week 13: 11/29/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
– Offline portfolio – project 1 & 2

2. Group 3 meeting

Week 14: 12/6/2021 MON
1. Assignment due:
Offline portfolio – project 3 & 4

2. Group meeting: TBA

Week 15: 12/13/2021 MON
1. Assignment due (20 pts):
– Offline portfolio final
– Final review of  all the required submissions

Keep and backup all the projects that you have done throughout the semester! You must submit all your projects for the final grade no later than the last day of class (Week 15)

Creative Technology & Design (CT&D) Attendance Policyities Policy
Attendance is not optional. If you are going to miss a class, you must contact me via email ASAP. Attendance is not optional. If you are going to miss a class, you must contact the professor via email before the class. Due to the quantity of material covered in CT&D courses, the professor will not be able to spend additional class time reexplaining missed assignments or redo lectures. If a class is missed, it is your responsibility to get information regarding missed assignments and lectures from one of your classmates.

  1. Students are required to attend all classes, be on time, and remain for the entire class. Remote accommodation requires a Doctor’s note.
  2. If you have to attend remotely, you must turn on your webcam during class time.
  3. The student who arrives 10 minutes after the starting time of the class will be considered late.
  4. 2 late occurrences = one absence
  5. A student who arrives over 30 minutes late or not returning from the break will be considered absent from the class
  6. Active class participation is required, therefore, working on projects for a different class or using digital devices for socializing (texting, social media…etc.) or playing video games during class time will be recorded as an absence.
  7. Students who miss three classes for classes meeting once a week, or four classes for classes meeting twice a week, will receive a failing grade.
  8. An excused absence is still recorded as an absence. The difference is an excused absence won’t impact your grade for professionalism and class participation.

Note on Absences: Compliance with Fall 2021 Covid Protocol
For students in a testing protocol:
The Dean of Students will receive regular reports from Health Services for students who have not submitted their weekly PCR test results and are therefore non-compliant. Those students will receive an email each day of the week that they are scheduled to be at FIT reminding them that they have not submitted their information and that they are not permitted on campus until a negative PCR test or vaccination record has been submitted to the health portal. Faculty will receive an email each day of the week that their class is scheduled with a list of non-compliant students enrolled in that class.  If a non-compliant student arrives at class, they will be instructed by the faculty member to leave the campus.  If they refuse to comply, Public Safety will be called by the faculty member to escort the individual off-campus.

Failure to comply with weekly testing does not constitute an excused absence and/or permit a non-compliant student to attend class remotely. Extenuating circumstances will be discussed with the student’s academic department chair and dean.

Syllabi statement on classroom protocols, Fall 2021
The return to campus will mean adapting to new routines and standing together in our shared responsibilities. To support the health of our FIT community, every member of this course will commit to abide by the following guidelines: 

  1. We, the students, faculty, and classroom personnel must wear masks in all indoor FIT spaces including classrooms, studios, labs, and hallways. 
  2. We will wear masks such as N95s or other double-layered masks that cover our noses and mouths. We will follow NYC guidelines for mask-wearing:
  3. If we arrive on campus without a mask, we must pick one up from campus security desks before entering FIT buildings. 
  4. If we don’t comply with this shared responsibility, we will be asked to leave the campus.
  5. We will monitor our health regularly, and, if feeling ill, we will stay home and seek Covid PCR testing before we return to campus.
  6. We will be mindful of spacing issues within the class, and practice reasonable distancing when practical.
  7. We affirm that we, as members of the FIT community,  will provide proof of vaccination or proof of weekly Covid PCR testing results to FIT Health Services as outlined in campus communications.

Creative Technology & Design Policy on Plagiarism
Plagiarism and other forms of academic deception are unacceptable in any CT&D classes. Each instance of plagiarism is distinct. A plagiarism violation is an automatic justification for an “F” on that assignment and/or an “F” for the course. A student found in violation of FIT’s Code of Conduct and deemed to receive an “F” for a course may not withdraw from the course prior to final grade assignments.

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Additional Course Information:
Credits/Hours: 2/3
Grade appeal process: for more information.
Library Resources: FIT Library Databases
Academic Advisement Center:
Technical Requirements: High-speed internet and Adobe CC
Textbooks and Required Materials: Lecture slides will be provided every week after class,