Jan Holevik’s Rhetoric and Info Technology course was an intensive masterclass in Adobe Creative Cloud software. I read a ton of theory — and each week, instead of writing papers, I created video-reactions based on those readings. But saying I completed one video week per video is a bit misleading. I was teaching two undergrad courses at the time, taking … Read More
My teaching wiki provides a lot of room for getting creative with syllabuses. I can add images, bits of color, and adjust the fonts to fit class themes. I try not to go overboard, since syllabus documentation needs to be information forward. I simply paste the template into markup, then fill in the relevant data. The Infobox renders automagically. I … Read More
I created, designed, edited, and copyedited the first ever print edition of Enculturation|Intermezzo — a refereed journal of rhetoric and culture. Conceptually, this was a difficult project. The journal was/is internet-based, and I was asked to translate an active, hyperlinked website onto static sheets of paper. The editors at enculturation wanted multiple authors to “talk to one another inside the … Read More
CRC18 organizers asked me to develop a protest-y/glitch-y blog for their rhetoric conference. The theme was public engagement, counter-publics. I had to work within a blue, grey, black, white color scheme. NOTE: Users had the ability to turn the glitch effects on and off for the sake of site readability. Being a student organization, the CRC had no money to spend … Read More
Created these collage-images for Victor Vitanza — who specifically asked for “creepy surveillance art.” VV didn’t care much for attribution; in fact, he wanted pics from the web, altered, then made unique. I used Google images and Adobe Photoshop, layered, made adjustments to the coloring, added and removed architectures. Stormtroopers because Stormtroopers are creepy.
The Mickle Street Review, a journal first published out of Walt Whitman’s house on Mickle Street in Camden, needed to update their website after being acquired by the Walt Whitman Program in American Studies. The old version of the website was beautifully coded, but it had a dated aesthetic, and it was in want of support for modern browsers. The … Read More
I also established their webpresence — hooking the Harvest site into Yelp, TripAdvisor, and the most popular review services. Unfortunately, Harvest Bistro didn’t last long. (I’m 99.9% certain it had nothing to do with me). The Internet Archive has a broken version of the site, without content, headers, images, or anything else worth looking at.
There are a lot of excellent tools for designing color palettes: colourlovers / coolors / colormind / colorpalettes / etcetera. Some of these tools allow you to upload pics or create schemes from scratch. I am currently working on a website for a local restaurant. The owner wants natural colors —mostly greens and browns. So I’ve been finding and creating food-flavored palettes. Here are are few that … Read More
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