Monday, April 30, 2012


Since this was my last semester of school, I took a class called Portfolio Presentation, which was being offered for the first time this semester.

In this class, we were assigned a workload that encouraged us to promote ourselves through resume building, job interviewing, digital portfolio creation, traditional portfolio creation, personal branding and various other job-search channels. I found this class to be extremely helpful, especially since I had no idea how to create a portfolio. Of course, I had this blog, which I have been updating since my sophomore year, but I needed a physical copy of my portfolio to represent some of my best work throughout college in the interviewing setting.

This class also taught me how to present myself in the job search. I learned to express my skills in such a way as to promote myself as an ideal potential employee.

While this class is not offered next semester for other students, I strongly hope that it will be offered next spring, because the focus on preparation for the workforce was an important step in my time at Pitt State, allowing me to take what I've learned in my four years here and apply it to the real-world end goal of employment.

Through my Portfolio Presentation class, I was able to find my current job, which is nothing short of perfect for me. I owe a great deal of thanks to the topics we studied, learned, and put into practice in this class.

Below you can find examples of my portfolio matboards, featuring some of my best work.

2011 Infographic Christmas Card
Walt Disney World Gatefold Brochure
Walt Disney World Gatefold Brochure || detail
Walt Disney World Gatefold Brochure || detail
Walt Disney World Gatefold Brochure || detail
Senior Project Inspirational Note Cards (part of a line that includes a 2013 calendar, not mounted)
Wedding Paper Goods
Wedding Playlist CD Case
Photography Show Poster
Cornerstone Memorials Business Materials
Cornerstone Memorials Business Materials || brochures from envelope
PSU Collegio Page One
Church Sign-In Signs
Online Tutorials

Friday, March 16, 2012

magazine advertisement | Assemblies of God Kansas Coaching

Below is a screenshot of a full-page magazine advertisement I designed for a publication called The Enrichment Journal, which is produced by Assemblies of God USA. The advertisement promotes Assemblies of God Kansas Coaching.

This magazine reaches an audience of about 50,000, so this advertisement is my most-published job to date.

Screen Shot 2012-03-16 at 1.01.41 PM

Saturday, February 25, 2012

kopewell annual report

In my Commercial Photography class, one of our current assignments is an annual report. For this assignment, we were told to create an annual report cover and president's message page.

The company we were creating the annual report for is a fictional educational institution called Kopewell Training Center.

All photos and copy included in the annual report cover and president's message were created by me.

Front Cover

President's Message

Friday, February 24, 2012

old photo correction

On my Oh, Deer Facebook page, I recently ran a special for photo corrections. This is my first finished photo correction.


Thursday, February 23, 2012


I was recently offered a position as a page layout designer for our campus newspaper, the Collegio. I eagerly accepted the position, and have jumped right in in the past five weeks. During my third week, I was assigned the front page design, which you can see below:

Screen Shot 2012-02-22 at 10.40.29 PM

Additionally, this week I was assigned the front page, which will be posted at a later date.