Engl 706 Timeline

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1996

When I was five, my family bought our first computer. KidPix was arguably one of my first design experiences.

2004ish

Sometime in the 8th grade, I started formatting essays in Word and presentations in Powerpoint

2006

Freshman and sophomore year I joined my high school’s environmental ad campaign and designed banners using Photoshop

2007

In my junior year of high school, I took my first web design class and learned basic HTML

2008

During the second semester of junior year and the first of my senior year, I became really interested in marketing. I gained experience in logo development, ad campaign design, and typography (I did a project on the history of Helvetica)

2009-2013

I earned my BA in Creative Writing at CNU in 2013. At CNU, I took more serious classes geared at web design and marketing before switching my major from business to English writing. I took my first technical writing class (document design, white space, etc.)

2013

I started my first professional job (by minimum wage!) as a research assistant for NASA Langley’s Office of Education. In addition to creating rather dry technical writing reports on studies, I also developed infographics and ads for their STEM and Space Camp campaigns (note the super cool, cheesy photo of me on the tarmac).

2015-Current

I am currently working on my MA in Professional Writing, with a focus on the transition from written communication to digital, which led me to take this visual rhetoric class.

 

 

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One thought on “Engl 706 Timeline

  1. It is difficult to escape the attraction of the first computer or first program, so I enjoy seeing those images of early programs. My children were fascinated by the Magic School Bus video game that we had on CD-ROM. The colors were brilliant, like the ones you show with Kid Pix.

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