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I grew up in the small town of Durant, Oklahoma and went to college at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.  While at UNT, I received two bachelor's degrees: one in Radio, TV & Film Studies and one in History.  After moving to Bellingham in 2006, I attended Western Washington University in order to get my teaching certification.  I taught History and technology classes at high schools in Bellingham from spring 2010 to June 2012.  In the fall of 2012, I was happy to find what I consider to be a dream job here at MMS teaching digital art classes.  I enjoy the thrill of teaching classes that always change with the latest techniques and technology.

Aside from education, I have over 10 years of experience in graphic design, photography and the digital printing industry.  Living in Mount Vernon with my family, I enjoy cooking; looking for new music to listen to; listening to news podcasts and reading technology and design blogs.

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Rundown: Week Ending 2/14/14

1st and 2nd Period Graphic Design

In honor of Valentine's Day, we took a detour from our usual design work to focus on the subject of love.  Students watched a brief video about paper cut artist Rob Ryan, then trying to emulate his aesthetic, created original digital "paper cut" art in Photoshop.  Visit the full gallery HERE.

Handmade Portraits: Rob Ryan from Etsy on Vimeo.

4th and 6th Period Graphic Design

As an introduction to Photoshop Elements and to many of the tools we'll be using on our personal portrait assignments, we created a digital initial artwork and colored them using a complementary color scheme.

5th Period Animation Lab

As a Valentine's Day challenge, students worked as a team to develop the animated gif below.  Students were tasked with organizing themselves and dividing up the work to make sure each student completed 4 frames of the sequence.  While the class was not ultimately successful in meeting this challenge, they all said they learned for the future how best to organize themselves to complete a team task.



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