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Jurassic June

Jurassic June

Jurassic June is over, but dinosaurs are forever… Well, not really, but you get what I’m saying.

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Florida Dreaming

Florida Dreaming

Florida is my family’s vacation spot of choice, like many Southerners. Florida’s weird, but it’s beautiful AND weird. I love it. If I wasn’t so attached to Texas, I’d move to Florida. (Side note: almost went to Florida for college.)

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Moon Marks

Moon Marks

“Moon Marks” is a look at what people brought to and did on the Moon from 1969 to 1972: landers, rovers, science equipment, the astronauts themselves and the marks and even shadows that touched the Moon. With the possibility that humans will return to the Moon soon, it is important to examine how we interact with and change this celestial body with every probe, landing, test and step. Not only for scientific purposes, but also for historical and archaeological purposes.

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Endeavour

Endeavour

My video Endeavour has been out in the world since March, but was updated in July and gifed in August. This project is one of my favorites for a few reasons. One, it’s about space and NASA, so obviously it goes on the favs list. Two, I got to team up with my former roommate, Erin Stepp. She composed the music and asked me to make a video to accompany it during her senior recital at TCU. Three, it was a personal challenge in every way possible. The music is over nine minutes long – I had previously only done videos under four minutes. That’s a big jump in terms of editing. I also had to dust off my Photoshop skills for this new technique I wanted to check out.

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Redbubble Shop

Redbubble Shop

I’ve started a Redbubble shop! The idea to open up a shop online has been mulling about in the back of my head for about a year now, but especially once I designed a couple of stickers and sold one design through the School of Art at TCU’s sticker machine.

The original idea was just to sell my two original sticker designs, Space Ace and Seeing Compass, as they were originally intended: stickers. But when Redbubble showed me all the different product options, I couldn’t resist. Variety is the spice of life, right? So now, you can buy my stickers, but you can also by journals and pillows and clothes with these two designs on them.

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Commercial Gold

Commercial Gold

As an event even bigger than Super Bowl, the Olympics bring in a lot of views – and therefore a lot of commercials are shown. Here are my top three commercials from this year’s Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

Bronze

Coming in for a bronze medal is Reese’s “Summer… Like a Winter Olympian” commercial starring Lindsey Vonn! A couple of different companies used the idea of putting summer Olympic athletes into abnormal situations, but I really like the idea of working with a winter  athlete (maybe because I love the Winter Olympics more? (I also love Reese’s…)). This commercial lets the audience know that, while incredibly talented in their chosen sport, Olympic athletes aren’t good at everything. Lindsey is going to veg out and watch Team USA just like the rest of us – with a Reese’s peanut butter cup, of course.

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A New Graduate

A New Graduate

As you may know, I recently graduated! It was very bittersweet for me. I truly loved my time at TCU, as a student of both the Department of Strategic Communication and the School of Art. I was able to explore so many of my interests with the help of my professors and the administration at TCU. I am sad to leave this great place, which has become a second home to me. I know that I will never find another like it.

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Video Heavy

Video Heavy

This semester is going to be a video heavy one for me. Which is good (I love making videos), but also daunting (making videos takes a lot of time). I’m doing an independent study class which is focused completely on making videos using After Effects. I’m continuing to do artist interviews for my job at the Art Galleries at TCU. And I also promised my services to my Bateman PR competitions team, where I’ll be making at least 5 videos, if not more. Lastly, I’m collaborating with my friend who is a music composition major to make videos for her senior recital!

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Semester in Review: Fall 2015

Happy 2016! Before I look ahead, I’ve decided to take a look back at all that happened. All in all, Fall 2015 was the busiest semester of my college career. Here we go…

First up, a new job/internship/thing (how many am I at? 6? 7? a lot). I started at The Art Galleries at TCU, working on their social media, tracking metrics, documenting events, filming interviews, gallery sitting and pretty much anything else that can be squeezed into about 7 hours each week. Which is a lot, surprisingly. This job, though high-paced at times, is a dream come true for me. I remember on my first day the sense of complete relief and contentment that just settled in as I started discussing my ideas and responsibilities. After working for an agency over the summer, coming back to an art setting was like coming home. I know that this is the type of environment that I want and need to work in. This semester I really worked on organizing the various social media platforms, establishing guidelines and continuity, as well as developing new types of content. I have big plans for the future, so I signed up to keep working there next semester!

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