Year: 2011

survey of 2011

Series

Survey of 2011

1. Where were you when 2011 began? In Florida with Joshua. We had been spending the week in Orlando for our Disney World Honeymoon, and unfortunately by the end of it we had both come down with major colds. We were too sick to party, so we spent the evening in bed watching the Back… Read more »

christmas 2011

Life

Post Christmas

Merry Belated Christmas! This year’s Christmas was very different for the hubby and I. Last year my in-laws decided they wanted to take the whole family to Disneyland the week of Christmas, so that’s where I was this past week. My other set of in-laws came down to Southern California on the 23rd, so once… Read more »

adv motion graphics

Life

Intermediate Motion Graphics

Picking up right where Motion Graphics left off, I feel like I ended this quarter with more work that I’m proud of than the quarter before. A lot of the stuff we did was silly little exercises, but one of them was to create a countdown; I chose to jazz it up a bit and… Read more »

beetle club desgin

Web

Advanced Web Based Programming

In my Advanced Web Based Programming we worked with PHP/MySQL and ultimately learned how to create a full blown membership site. Every week we learned a new technique which led up to having the necessary back-end parts for our membership site. Then it was just a matter of us choosing the kind of membership site… Read more »

LovelyGeek.net 2011

Web

Revamping Lovely Geek

For my Interface Design II class, I decided to use Lovely Geek as my mid-term and final project. As I mentioned at the end of Portfolio I, my site wasn’t quite where I wanted it to be. Here were the main goals I wanted to accomplish by the end of the quarter. Upgrade coding to… Read more »

zblaw_design_v1

Web

Senior Project Development

This class is one of two I have to take before I graduate. I’ll be taking the other class, Senior Project Studio my last quarter. Both of these classes require us to have a real client project to work on for the whole quarter. I ended up with two clients for this class. My first… Read more »

creative writing

Life

Creative Writing

Part of my program required me to take an upper division humanities course, so I thought I would take something fun, like Creative Writing. Now I know for some people, writing isn’t fun, but back in high school when times were tough writing was my escape. I had a few stories I hadn’t touched since… Read more »

rip steve

Geek

See You in the iCloud

RIP to the man whose inventions are scattered throughout my home. ♥ “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face… Read more »

motion graphics

Life

Motion Graphics

In my Motion Graphics class I learned to create all kinds of fun effects and animations via Adobe After Effects. It was a challenging class because I’ve never touched After Effects before, nor am I a film student really interested in applying this stuff on a regular basis. Every week we had to apply the… Read more »

Life

Digital Identity Design

This class took us through the whole process of coming up with a new identity for a client. Everything from logo development to business package design to web site creation was covered. In fact it was quite handy to have this class right alongside Portfolio I since I was basically doing the same things in… Read more »