After several years developing skills such as ordering, taking stock, and supplying needs to different departments in a fast paced working environment, I decided it was time for me to enhance my skills with the intent to start a career in something I would enjoy. An emerging field dealing with both film and images, it was the optimal choice for my creative interests to be fulfilled. After finishing my Associates degree of Applied Sciences Multimedia, I felt that adequate training in the arts was lacking due to an emphasis in computer programs. I am now working towards a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design.
Jan 2013 - Present
Bachelors of Applied Sciences
Currently working to expand my skill set to include graphic design work.
Jun 2009 - Dec 2012
Associates of Applied Sciences
I achieved training in the following programs:
Adobe Creative Suite
- FinalCut Pro
- DVD Studio Pro
- Autodesk MAYA (a 3D Animation Software Program)
Jun 1993 - Nov 1994
Northwest Film School
I studied for a year and a half working toward a certificate in Film and Video. We used Super 8 video cameras and VCR decks for editing. I have completed a Video Production class, Two Video Editing classes, and a Scriptwriting class; previous to quitting this institution.
Maya 3D Animation
Another exercise where the class had to design a logo/identity. We were assigned a fictitious ramen noodle company. The class chose the name Hungawi, and we each had to team up with one other person. My partner for the project, Stephan Saito, designed the look of the website and how it looks on smaller screens. I came up with the images, the idea of the packaging, the concept of the look of the brand, and yes that is my face, my hand, and my foot on the cover of the packages.
For this assignment as part of the multimedia degree, my classmates and I were assigned a vegetable and a business type to design four logos for business cards and two additional types of merchandise. I got Rutabaga and Pizza. I created a coaster front and back design and a notepad for taking phone messages.