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VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, 2014
Organizational Leadership

Leadership principles and practices reiterated from previous readings and lectures in life…

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UNIVERSITY of SAN FRANCISCO, 2014
Integrated Online Strategies

This interesting class led me through the various elements and processes involved at stages of website development

 

Most recent formal learning comes in the form of eight-week classes offered online.  I have been filling notebooks up with juicy nuggets of knowledge.

There are live lectures and recorded ones you listen to at your leisure. The online exams were not too stressful, either.  The learning is relevant to tasks I perform today and the ones I will be responsible for tomorrow. 

 

 

 

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Dual platform designer


Each day at work, I jump back and forth between the MacBook Pro and the Toshiba laptops,  as well as a Dell and iMac desktops.
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So keyboard shortcuts get skewed at times but only micro seconds are lost, so don’t worr—wait…micro seconds add up to seconds. I really enjoy working in both settings.  The Mac screens are so clear and nice, I work in Illustrator and it’s a joy to see the progression of art projects.

 

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Volunteer paint job


gator statue repainted
Even tough it was a Gator and not a Seminole, my kids helped out with a volunteer paint job to transform Captain Charlie’s garden statue.  He’s had it for years at the entrance to his Tampa home.

We had fun repainting it for a couple of hours, attacking it at the same time with our own brushes and colors.   It was a crummy-looking, old,  chipped up mess of a statue.  But now the gator has another decade of looking decent.

 

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Overdue iMac purchase


2007 imac with 24in monitor
It has finally been done and I’m happy to have the beautiful display of a large Apple monitor at the place. This computer will serve the home well, with the ability to surf the net, do banking, order a pizza, make site updates, do schoolwork, play dvds.  It even talks to the Apple TV. 

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Head West…with remote service

Logo design for Gang Green Productions in SLC

Nerd & geek culture

A project for Gang Green Productions, this art was an event logo for a concert which was also used to announce the birth of SLC Nerd, in Utah.

  • A quick series of clicks to create a Utah-shaped polygon,
  • glasses added for sure (even though plenty of us nerds wear contacts)
  • “Cities would be like zits” idea was almost immediate as well, largest one at Salt Lake City, of course

There was a horizontal version, too. Vacant space within the borders of the state wasoo vacant, the mouth had to be added with Lake Powell and Colorado River. I love the mouth’s expression caught with a pretty accurate depiction of a lake in the southern region of the state. A funny and nerdy mouth shape forms in just the right spot.

This was a fun task.

 

logo in development: water or not? Horizontal or not? lowercase or not?

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Online Learning

Training & Education Support

 

 eLearning samples at Course Catalog

Perimeter Products courses (3 of numerous)

Flash production with d&d for online corporate university content like:

  • Course openers
  • Lesson transitions
  • Content production
  • Activities, quizzes, self-checks and assessments
  • File optimization and conversion

Suggestive Selling , Shoplifting

 

Animated ads and calls to action

A ball icon was created with treatment for each retail season and holiday. View the full seasonal collection here.

 

   

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Social media brainstorm
In 2010, supplied ideas for a twitter-based logo and icon. This required the use of an email account to set up a mock presence of the company on twitter. A testing ground for viewing the appearance of the main elements: a custom-made background, the logo, an icon to use is at twitter.com/lrnsmthng

In-house Illustrator

Rendering of sophisticated illustrations and creating casual cartoon characters.
Coronary
arteries line-art was brought to life with some time in Photoshop. arteries

 

 

 

 

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Cartoon Portraits and Scenes

Cartoon portraits

 

Spcial events

People love their custom cartoons. They’re great for display at events or as party gifts themselves.

party-couple

 

 

CartoonsMadePersonal.com

The Public Address Band

Cartoon sample in black and white

Sometimes black and white works well. This was created with a marker and scanned into Photoshop for some value on cheeks and eyes.

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Creative media producer

Four areas of designer strength:

  1. Online media design and development
  2. Animated or multimedia production
  3. Print and web graphic design and the ability to translate written data into engaging and appealing visual information
  4. Original art and illustration support

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