Random Work Excitement

First of all, it’s important to know that I’m one of those web developers that not only hates seeing poorly designed websites, but sometimes I actually consider redesigning the super-awful ones… just for fun. Obviously something is wrong with me. 😉

Anyways, it feels like 75% of my job is simple content updates to the main SHSU website, digital signage screens, mass emails, etc. Every once in a while though, a project gets handed to me that I’m genuinely excited for. Today I got to start on a website redesign for the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. Not to put down the previous developer (because I don’t actually know when their last theme update was), but the site is looking a little gnarly for 2012. Long story short, I’m super excited for this project, especially since the museum curator already approved/loved my mockup. You can see a preview of it here →

The Last Essay

Part of the final exam for my Art History class this semester was a 5-page paper about how 19-20th century art is reflected in my own artworks. Well, because I’m not officially a studio artist (painting, sculpting, etc.) I felt like I needed to inform my professor that web design was my “artwork” and I wasn’t sure how to write an essay on the subject she requested. I was able to convince her to let me write a paper on a slightly different topic- what influenced me to start designing websites, and why I chose to earn my degree in a related major (graphic design).

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YJ 141: Designing, Student-ing, etc.

This week we’re supposed to talk about our jobs. Well, I’m a full-time student and a graphic designer, and I do a little work for Viddler on the side. Any questions? 😉