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 email@example.com. 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
Color Story (App). Amazing photo editing app with over 100 filters and over 20 fine adjustment tools similar to Photoshop, including curves. Save your favorite options as an action to apply to multiple photos.
Pexels. Free (beautiful) stock photography.
Photo Editor: PIXLR (Web/App). Edit your photos online, no download necessary.
Stock Photos: Creative Commons. Offers convenient access to Creative Commons search services. Try Wikimedia Commons for media files (images, audio, video, etc.) to which anyone can contribute, and Pixabay for great stock photos.
VSCOCam (App). The standard of mobile photography. VSCO is the premier way to shoot, edit, and share your photographs. Easily apply filters, adjust exposure, etc.
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.
Google Sites. Create a free website, wiki, or an internal document repository right from your Marywood e-mail account.
Photo Editor: PicMonkey (Web/App). An online photo editor with tons of built-in tools - this does it ALL!
Screen Tool: JR Screen Ruler. This screen ruler allows you to accurately measure anything on your screen in pixels, inches, picas or centimeters.
Screen Tool: Pixie. Allows you to find the color code of anything you highlight on your computer screen.
Tiny.cc. a URL shortener that lets you change/update the destination URL at any time. Great for QR code creation.