About Bullet Journaling, Decorating My Room, and Making My Books

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Here is my video about my bullet journal work.

Here is my video about my wall decor. I printed out my photos and stuck them on my wall. I also got cards and other decorations to make my room look cool.

Here is a video about the book of my photographs that I created.

The book that I created using Dreamweaver. It is just a draft. I am going to make a better one soon. One where the images are not cropped funny.

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Making A Portfolio

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The script:

Making a portfolio does not have to be a long stressful ordeal. It can be a do it for fun once in a while whenever you have time thing. When I was working as a waitress for Janya Thai Delight I created my portfolio bit by bit. I started with taking photos of flowers from the floral company next door called Tehama Floral Company. I bought flowers and I set them up outside and took pictures of them. They were mostly close up pictures. Then I collaged quotes onto my flower photos. Then I created movies about the quotes. Then I added some of my Janya Thai Delight work and New Fortune work into my portfolio and now viola I have a cool portfolio to show my future employers. The key part to creating this portfolio was not being stressed out because I worked on it over time and not all in one week.

I just added to my portfolio whenever I could and now I have a lot of things I can show people if I were to apply for photography jobs or graphic design jobs. The first thing that I focused on was just creating things that I was good at because I have such a wide range of talent and because I went to school initially for photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and then I switched to visual media which is part photo, graphic design, and management. Then I did a media design master of fine arts program at Full Sail University. Media Design trained me in graphic design, specifically rebranding a company. I learned how to research a company, communicate with clients, and team dynamics. I created a rebranding book for Jembetat Café and Gallery. I created logos, taglines, website wireframe, magazine ad campaign, video ad campaign, and much more. Then also I took up Education Media Design and Technology with Full Sail again. Education Media Design and Technology taught me teaching pedagogies and how to best design a lesson plan for classes. I created video tutorials and blogs with tutorials. I also created an action research that taught my students how to use Facebook, Youtube, and WordPress.

Taking pictures of flowers was a simple process. I took photos of flowers and then I edited them and then I posted them on my blog and then I created Ciao Means Hello Art Gallery on Facebook where I have been trying to sell prints of my flower photographs. I also decided to find a quote online daily and then post it on my Facebook and then I created a live video using Facebook about the quote. I interpreted the quote and explained how the quote pertained to my life and I also talked about my past experiences.

When I was in high school I had collected quotes and I also had friends who collected quotes and we often talked about quotes and analyzed them that is why I created the quotes videos. When I was in middle school actually I asked for Bartlett’s book of quotations for Christmas because I needed it for school, but also so I could look through quotes. Although I did not get deep into collecting quotes until high school. I had a friend in high school who always talked about the quote, “This too shall pass.” And often times when I had a challenging class or sports practice I would think this too shall pass. I was very thankful for her for teaching me that quote and so I thought why not get my favorite quotes out there to the masses and see if my videos could be of interest as well as helpful to my audience.

After I created the quote videos on Facebook, I recorded the audio of the video. I then transcribed the audio. Then I rewrote what I transcribed into something that flowed better. Then I decided to create a script out of the rewritten transcription. Then I gathered up some photos to go along with the script and I made a little short movie on iMovie and then voila I had cool short movies. I also decided to create my own quote photos later on. I took my photos into Adobe Illustrator and put the quote text on top. I got to create cool photos with quotes portfolio out of those so that was fun.

After having created things I was good at I also decided to do things I have not done lately, but I used to be good at. One of those is creating logos. I scanned in my old stationery and business card portfolios with logos I had created. Recently, I decided to recreate the logos. I have here Blue Heron Publications and Pauline Reese. I also recreated the stationery and business cards.

The next thing I am going to do that I was good at is designing a layout for a website. I am not going to create it just yet using Dreamweaver, but I will create a plan for my own portfolio website. I have just written out the details in my sketchbook and I will create wireframes for them and much more soon. In a few months or so when I have time I will work with Dreamweaver with getting a working website.

I would also like to do some things with Flash because I have used Flash before to create little animations, but right now Flash does not work on my computer. Maybe I need a new version of Flash. I will figure that out in the next few months.

I would also like to create better typography portfolio and work closely with text. I would like to also explore creating a grid layout portfolio and much more.

The next step for me as far as creating a portfolio is trying stuff that I have not done before and I would like to see how it goes. I want to try basic coding and then also working with Adobe After Effects.

Creating a portfolio does not have to be hard or burdensome. Just try to work on it bit by bit. First focus on creating things that you are good at. Then focus on creating things you used to be good at. Then focus on creating something more challenging and explore things you have not done before. That is it for my video. Thanks for watching.

 

 

Designing for Janya Thai Delight

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I worked for Janya Thai Delight as a server, but I also worked as their in house graphic designer. I created their menu. Then I created a blog for them: JanyaThaiDelight.wordpress.com. I took photos for the blog and created descriptions for the photos. The photos were mostly of food and beverages. I then created a short movie for the blog to introduce Janya Thai Delight.

I also created a Facebook account for Janya Thai Delight and posted on there regularly: www.facebook.com/JanyaThaiDelight.I posted images of the food and I posted descriptions. The blog and Facebook were great because customers could go on there and see what we had to offer.

Here are some of the images I took for Janya Thai Delight.

Here is the short introduction video about Janya Thai Delight that I created:

Here is the menu that I created for Janya Thai Delight:

Here are images of the Janya Thai Delight Facebook:

Here are some images of the blog:

I Found Out You Loved Me When

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The script to the movie:

Couples often times have dinner and they sit around and talk about what they did during the day. Then they talk about what they are going to do tomorrow. Their conversations are often about tasks.

Couples are busy and they have their daily routines to attend to. They have projects to work on. They have their kids’ schedules to plan.

Sometimes couples should take some time to talk about the times they found that their significant other did something special for them and they felt loved by that simple gesture that their significant other did. You can start your conversation with when was the time you found out I loved you?

Couples could talk about the very first time they found out their significant other loved them. It could be something simple like, “I found out you loved me when you cooked me my favorite dinner.” Then the other can reply with, “I found out you loved me when…”

From this conversation you can talk about other times your significant other did things that you appreciated. This type of talk lets the other know that you appreciate the little things you do for them. It can open up the conversation and you could laugh about those things that happened long ago or things that happened recently.

This kind of conversation can re-ignite the passion you have for each other. Now that you know your loved one appreciates what you do, think of other things you can do to show your loved one you love him. It can be something simple like getting him an espresso or whatever his favorite drink may be from Starbucks.

Showing your love does not have to be expensive. It can be writing a poem for your loved one. It can be creating artwork for him. Be creative. You have so many things you can do and it will only take a little time out of your day.

I hope this video was helpful. Thanks for watching.