Ardra Vanessa Spector

Web Operations Specialist and Graphic Design Faculty,
Graphic Design Department

CONTACT INFORMATION

Courses

  • Typography
  • Introduction to Art
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital PrePress
  • Creative Imagery with Photoshop
  • Advanced Design
  • Rapid Visualization
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Advanced Graphic Design
  • Dreamweaver
  • HTML & CSS
  • Introduction to Web Design
  • Intermediate Web Design
  • Advanced Web Design
  • Information Design
  • Web Animation
  • Flash Animation
  • Media Portfolio
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Portfolio Presentation
  • Capstone
  • WordPress

Research

  • Art history
  • Commercial art
  • E-commerce website functionality
  • History of graphic design
  • Modern painting
  • Photo manipulation
  • Popular culture
  • Visceral communication in commercial art
  • Web accessibility
  • Web coding
  • Web development languages
  • Web design
  • Web design for mobile devices

Education

  • MA, Art and Education, Kean University, NJ
  • BA, Visual Arts, Rutgers University, NJ
  • AAS, Graphic Design, County College of Morris, NJ

Academic Profile

Ardra Vanessa Spector was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her passion for web design, graphic design, fine art, and education stems from exposure to various cultures, ethnicities, and artists as a child. After moving to New Jersey, she focused her energy on pursuing a strong academic background. She graduated with her Master’s in Art and Education from Kean University in Union, New Jersey. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from Rutgers University, Mason Gross, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She currently works for Fairleigh Dickinson full time as a Web Operations Specialist and teaches for the Graphic Design department.

Ardra has exhibited her paintings in various gallery shows all over New York and New Jersey. Among her most notable work as a graphic designer is the logo used by Rutgers University, Livingston College, and the logo (recently altered) but still used by radio station WDHA 105.5. My portfolio site.

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