Graduation Disorientation

December 28th, 2011

I really do intend on updating this blog periodically, the thing is, I was busy graduating college. Okay, truthfully I graduated a week and a half ago, but I literally went straight from the ceremony to my apartment, packed, moved back to Kansas City, and then had Christmas to deal with. Things are finally starting to settle down, though. I even finally found time to make my graduation announcements (left).

But once I realized that once I sent those out, I’d also need Thank You cards so I made the first one below. And then, I realized that not everyone would give me money. And that it’d be nice to have some general Thank You cards to send out, so I added in the second one.









After all that, I figured I might as well throw some balloons together and have a general Congrats card in my arsenal, and made the one below.

Leave it to me to take what I had planned to be a simple graduation announcement and turn it into a whole series of self-promotional cards. And of course they had to all be cohesive with each other and with my pre-existing personal identity. I guess that’s just how my mind works now. Maybe I should’ve just ordered the super generic, super expensive ones from the school? At the least it was good practice, especially for getting used to my new tablet, and hopefully people will get a kick out of them.

Now, it’s time to really get ready for the job hunt. I don’t really think many places will be hiring until the New Year, so I’m going to take the next week or so to get everything ready, and then it’ll be time to hit the pavement.

In-Progress Animation

December 13th, 2011

Now that I’ve got this up and running, I’m turning my attention to my first full-blown animation. It’s written by me, and created using AfterEffects and stop-motion. I’m going to be spending the next day or two working on this non-stop, so my eyes shall only get more dead from here on out. Anyway, check my progress on the project here.

Welcome, welcome!

December 13th, 2011

Welcome to my new website! A mighty update from the plug-and-chug portfolio site I had previously (, I think. It also took a lot more work. So much work, in fact, that I currently look like this:

See that dead-in-the-eyes look? Yeah, I’m not faking that. I can’t get it to go away. In fact, when I do try to muster another expression, or god forbid a smile even, it looks like this:

Yikes, not good. But it’s okay, because now I have this lovely website, right? I’m still tweaking a couple of things, but overall I’m really happy with it. I thought that I would completely hate web design, and although I don’t love it, I’m really starting to get used to it.

Anyway, it should be noted that I am definitely not most active person when it comes to social media and blogging. However, now that I do have this blog, I’m going to at least try to update somewhat regularly. Even if I’m busy, the least I can do is throw some pictures on here. If I’m super, super busy, you can look forward to more dead-in-the-eyes self portraits.