The Ivyest Resume

It’s that time of year again.  Time to start cleaning the dust off your resume (or if you live in this technology advanced world, as most of us do, dig it out of your documents folder that has the a latest date modified from last summer).  If you’re like me, then you still have a…

Professional = boring?

After talking about web designs and doing the readings, I thought to myself “why does linkedIn limit what I can do with the layout of the design?”. You can’t change the font or really what your profile looks like. Its rigid. Boring. No fun. Is being professional always so boring? It just seems that you…

A Refined Lens

As with many professional web portfolios, my personal LinkedIn site offers little to no room for me to express my creativity using the tools and skills discussed in “Graphics and Multimedia in Web Portfolios”. That being so, I probably won’t be able to put what I had just learned to practical use. However, after reading…

PhotoShock

I’ve created an online art portfolio and, of course, images are extremely important in displaying my work. Part of the work I’m displaying is photography. I think that there’s an art in photography as well as a sort of art in editing. While I could easily manipulate a photograph to remove people in the background,…

A Graphic is Not a Picture

I’ve been working on my own WordPress site for a couple of weeks now, and one of the biggest struggles has been where do I put graphics or what is relevant to my site (aka what does a possible employer want to see). Reading this chapter on Graphics and Multimedia in Web Portfolios brought up…

Tech Talk for the Tech Impaired

The reading on Graphics and Multimedia in Web Portfolios was an extremely helpful read for me. I’m not very fluent in really any program this chapter dealt with, so I am really glad I read through it. I particularly enjoyed the section on Photoshop. For my online portfolio, I do not expect to include many (if…

What Would Kimball Say Now?

When reading Miles Kimball’s The Web Portfolio Guide Graphics and Multimedia Chapter, I thought to myself a few times (in the most respectful way) “well, duh.”  While the specifics steps of saving a certain file or the ways that pixels come out on the computer were unknown to me before reading this chapter, the main points that…