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Welcome to NatAcad.org!

Welcome to NatAcad.org!

All the hard work of the past few weeks has paid off, and I am proud to introduce NatAcad.org! This was a full-brand campaign and web presence development created for an non-profit education center in the Yucatan, Mexico. Click the image below to see the completed site!

Fly-in: A Project for the Public Good

As part of winter term in the Elon Interactive Media Graduate Program, groups of eight students venture out to various exotic locations to work with a non-profit organization. This year two groups will go to Costa Rica, 1 to Panama, 1 to Mexico and 1 to Iceland. For 10 days we collect content (footage, pictures, … Continue reading »

Austin here we come!

So a little delayed in posting this due to the hectic schedule of first project due dates for Elon iMedia students last week, but I was thrilled to discover that my partner Brandy Stearns and I were one of the winning teams in Elon’s South by Southwest competition. In March, we will be attending SXSW … Continue reading »

Reality may be broken, but are games the solution?

This post is the first in a series that will be for a graduate course called Theory and Audience Analysis. For the course, I will be posting weekly questions and follow up analysis about the various readings we are assigned. I agree with the points Jane McGonigal makes in “Reality is Broken” about the positive … Continue reading »

And so it begins…

Elon is buzzing as the underclassmen have returned to campus. The first College Coffee has passed. Week one of Fall semester is almost over. And as the syllabi, assignments, blog posts and readings pile up, I am beginning to miss the relative tranquility of Boot Camp. This semester is jam-packed with three production classes (Producing … Continue reading »

There’s a reason they call it Boot Camp

After three great weeks of learning a ton about the iMedia software suite, it was time to put our new knowledge to practice and create from scratch a fully functional website in HTML/CSS that incorporated Flash, a 30-second video commercial, and elements created in Photoshop and illustrator. We had three days. I’m pretty sure I … Continue reading »

Time for Art Class

“There will be no code this week,” Professor Motley said at the beginning of week three of iMedia Bootcamp. After two weeks trying to wrap my head around HTML, CSS and ActionScript 3.0, this was like music to my ears. We’ve been focusing on Photoshop and Illustrator, which are programs I have played around with … Continue reading »

Welcome to JRTR blogging iMedia

Two weeks ago I began a journey called the Interactive Media Master’s program at Elon University. Over the next 10 months I will be filling my brain with lots of wonderful knowledge about the world of digital media development and design. Currently we are in a three-week workshop to get a crash-course in the software … Continue reading »