I have learned most of my skills and techniques from the classes I have taken over the last 3 years at Point Park University. These range from techniques in the programs I work in, as well as expanding my creative thinking process. I have learned skills in marketing, journalism, typography, design, package retail design and many other design areas.
Packing & Retail Design Class:
Writing for Multimedia & the Web, Visual Communications Classes:
Point Park performed a never-been-done before task of broadcasting the 2016 Election results live. I was asked to be the only graphic designer to produce graphics as we received state results. This required much preparation before and during the broadcast. The following are examples of the types of graphics I produced for 6 hours live.
The second most important organization to me has been Point Park University’s student-run newspaper, The Globe. I’ve been working for them for the last 1.5 years and my tasks include producing weekly graphics that are printed in each edition of the newspaper, producing custom social media posts, and assisting in maintaining the brand and look of the overall paper according to design rules I’ve learned in my classes. I’ve provided some examples below.
One organization that has had a profound impact on my design development has been the Campus Activities Board (CAB). CAB is Point Park’s largest event planning organization. I have had the honor of working with them for the last 3 years, 2 of them as their Graphic Design Coordinator. The following are only a few designs from events out of a few hundred I have gotten the chance to design over the years.
One of the most important subjects I learned to shoot was Portraits and Animals. This is significant because Portraits and Animals can often be difficult to find the right settings, as well as take a good photo while the person or animal is relatively still. Details below photos.
An assignment for my Introduction to Digital Photography class included making Panoramas. The following images were made up of hundreds of photos and were later compiled into one panorama via Adobe Photoshop.
One of the most common photos for artists to take is their environment. The following are different landscape photos, most taken at different times of the day. These photos were used both for leisurely purposes, as well as class examples for lighting, depth of field and aperture techniques. Details are listed below photos.