As I have been working on my masters degree in UX Design, I have been given the task of creating a portfolio piece. So I thought I would take it a step further and create a new website that showcases my graphic design work as well (my old site will be taken down soon. Check out my embarrassing student work and manual coding before it goes). And I wanted to take this post to talk about what I’ve been doing with my life.
I studied graphic design and graduated 3 years ago. Since then I have been working for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It has been great. Most of my work displayed on my portfolio site is from this job. My old site has my college projects. I’ve always loved art and now I’m getting paid for it.
I have come to realize that graphic designers are getting replaced by user experience designers, though. So to keep up with the times, I am now studying for a Masters degree in UX design, which will hopefully give me an edge before my job is replaced.
My all consuming project has been this, Sage Eyes, first conceived around the time I was ten, although in a very different form. Simon was a wizard in training whose magic kept messing up. Tiffany (then Tirany) was a warrior princess. The original story didn’t get very far, but elements have stuck around and morphed into what I have now. I’m finishing up editing the book, and I’ve spent time illustrating and animating characters, creatures, and other things from the book. Below is the trailer if you haven’t seen it.
I have also taken time to create an infographic about the Greek Gods, and then do a video about them, just because they’ve been an interest of mine ever since I saw the Disney movie Hercules. I’ve let it live on Youtube and it’s grown respectfully since then.
As you can see, creating things consumes my life. It’s what gives me the most satisfaction. Hopefully it can give other people enjoyable experiences as well.
Also, another site with most of my work is Behance. Check that out, too.