As a graduate of Kings College, I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications & Media Technologies, with a Graphic Design emphasis. I joined the Web Team at Marywood in March of 2010.
Working at Marywood has been a great experience. I really enjoy the group office setting we have, as well as helping all of our hard working content editors. My ultimate goal is to find ways make their lives a little easier. If you haven't had a chance to meet me yet, feel free to give me a call or shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I enjoy a good conversation, jokes, and witty euphemisms.
What I do...
I am a graphic designer, and help web content editors at Marywood with the visual aspects of their department web pages. In Mark's words, I make things "look pretty." Over the years, I've also learned a lot of new skills to help out our content editors and make the website as easy to update as possible.
For the past 10+ years, I’ve worked hands-on in the design industry: within educational and agency environments and as a small business owner. Whew, that's a mouthful.
All my kids have [big, white] paws. Roxy Ann is my rescued puppy/mutt, and Quincy is my tabby cat. I enjoy working on my house, DIY projects, landscaping, gardening, and creating art. Check out my blog at www.prettypurpledoor.com
My Favorite Resources & Tools
iPiccy. iPiccy is free, and makes your photos look great with many easy to use editing tools.
Natural Palettes. color palettes based on nature
Pattern4U. Stylish repeating background patterns.
Pixlr. Edit your photos online, no download necessary.
Wikimedia Commons. Freely usable media files (images, audio, video, etc.) to which anyone can contribute.
Wordle. Make your own word cloud and customize the design and colors!
Web Design is 95% Typography. Optimizing typography is optimizing readability, accessibility, usability(!), overall graphic balance.
AVS4YOU. Software for video, audio, image editing and more.
JR Screen Ruler. This screen ruler allows you to accurately measure anything on your screen in pixels, inches, picas or centimeters.
Pixie. Allows you to find the color code of anything you highlight on your computer screen.
SnackTools. Free apps, slideshows, podcasts, video players, polls, flip books, online presentation sharing, & notifications for your website.