I’m an energetic designer, code nerd, and creative mind. I have several years of real-world design experience creating images for various platforms and formats, including logo designs for print and web, graphics for web use, and signage. If you’re looking for someone who is detail-oriented, enjoys working with people, and is a problem-solver, I'd be delighted to join your team.
I currently serve several sectors with University Programs, including support for the Online Learning Coordinators, Assistant Vice Provost, and General Education. Don't let the title fool you; while I do answer calls and take minutes, a significant part of what I do is manage and produce media content. I manage several webspaces in the Cascade content management system, including the Online Learning website and the Freshmen Worksheets by major. I also assist with the production and design of newsletters, video content, and print materials for University Programs.
I spent a semester working for EMU as a web marketing intern after graduating from JMU. My responsibilities included: moving and revising web content within EMU's content management system, preparing images and documents for web use, and maintaining EMU's auxilary Wordpress websites. I also did marketing research to inform decisions regarding the delivery of student-produced content online.
During my senior year at JMU, I served as the Web Editor for Madison 101, a student magazine distrubuted to freshman during orientation. Madison 101 is designed to help them aclimate to student life and connect them with essential resources available on campus and in the local Harrisonburg community. As Web Editor, I redesigned the existing website for Madison 101, formatted all of the content submitted by our writers and photographers for the website, and distributed the content online.
I also worked as the Photo Editor for another student magazine: the Curio. As photo editor, I was responsible for coordinating photography efforts, ensuring that photos were edited and submitted in a timely manner, and shot photos for several stories. Specifically, Fresh and Local, the Business of Brewing, Mysteries of the Masonic Order, and Behind the Scenes with Brandy.
Since taking my first webcoding and graphics classes at Blue Ridge Community College, I've been doing indepent work for small businesses and ministries locally. This includes, but isn't limited to, setting up or redesiging websites, designing and drawing logos, and creating materials for print. See below in the Portfolio section for examples of these projects.
I have extensive experience using Adobe Illustrator for drawing and tracing vector images and logos. The logos in my portfolio were designed using Illustrator.
Experienced using Adobe InDesign to set up and design documents for print, and also for web publication.
Photoshop is my favorite application in Adobe Creative Suite. I most frequently use it to format, resize, and optimize images for web use, but can do so much more.
It's more than a hobby - I'm intimately familiar with how DSLR Cameras work and have been honing my photography skills since high school. Check out my work at www.flickr.com/photos/onamistymorning.
Trained in responsive design for and experienced in using Cascade CMS to build and manage web content. I currently manage several directories for my department within Cascade.
I've been playing around with creating my own webpages by hand since 2011. I'm fluent in HMTL code, document structure, and best practices.
I'm also fluent in CSS. I'm always looking for ways to style code cleanly, efficiently, and beautifully.
I use the Bootstrap framework to create websites that need that extra bit of design flexibility. Like what you see? This website is built on Boostrap.
I'm knowledgeable and practiced in the set-up and management of the Wordpress CMS, and customization of Wordpress themes. I currently manage websites for Valley MicroComputers, Sleep On It, and Cornerstone Church that run on Wordpress.