DEFEAT Cancer Website

The DEFEAT Cancer website was designed on a volunteer basis. DEFEAT Cancer is a survivorship program based in Bend, Oregon that for cancer survivors and their caregivers. It took me about two weeks total, working every day, to complete the entire website.

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WWII Propaganda Poster

I made this poster for a US history class. The process took about an hour, recycling a grunge effect used on a previous project. The earth image was used with a Creative Commons License and edited in Photoshop to appear like a drawing. Full dimensions are 17 X 21 inches.

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New NBC Universal Logo



How does “proficient in Microsoft Word” constitute as a resume for a graphic designer now? I understand getting rid of the peacock, and I almost understand making it more boring, but making it uglier? Seriously?

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No longer will I have to deal with messy ketchup packets!

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The Daily Planet

This newspaper was made for a history class. The assignment was to make a newspaper that reflected the 1920s. I used The Daily Planet paper out of the Superman comics as the base, and actual newspapers from the 1920s as a model. Full unfolded dimensions are 21 x 17 inches. Content is written by myself and Maddie Mary.

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Retro Inspiration

Retro Inspiration is a site dedicated to all things that draw their influence from simpler time. It celebrates the art, cars, advertisements, movies, and television that are inspired by days gone by.

I made this site in about 12 hours over the course of two days. I was pretty inspired to make a retro-styled site, and this was the result. As is the case with most all websites, is a work in progress.

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I need one of these:

…and I don’t even work at an IT desk!

credit goes to

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You’re waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away.

I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by Inception. I was expecting it to be needlessly confusing and have that constant sense of climax that plagued The Dark Knight and have an unoriginal twist ending like Shutter Island.

In truth, Inception is enjoyable and thought-provoking, and wasn’t actually half as confusing as some of the people I’ve talked to about it made it out to be. It’s also probably one of my favorite movies of the year.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is about the immortal cell line, HeLa, and it’s progenitor, Henrietta Lacks. The books switches between the two topics, with each chapter alternating between Henrietta’s early life up until she discovers that she has cervical cancer and the story of her cells. I thought that both stories were interesting to an extent.

Halfway through the book, however, the HeLa cells and Henrietta Lacks are phased out almost entirely in favor of describing the author’s exploits with Henrietta’s surviving daughter, Deborah, who is psychotic and self-destructive to the point that I would have stopped reading if it hadn’t been for a school assignment. Skloot also spends an excessive amount of time talking about “writing her book”… in her book, making it essentially half a book about writing a book, and half a genuinely interesting scientific story interspersed with human moments. For all that she talks about Henrietta Lacks, the book may as well have been called The Immortal Life of Deborah Lack’s Mother.

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US History Propaganda Poster

An assignment for a US history class to create a propaganda poster from WWI. I couldn’t find any pictures of a WWI tank from the angle that I wanted, so the historical accuracy of this picture is questionable. The text translates to “For the Kaiser!” and “Help the Fatherland, Join the Struggle”. Full dimensions are approximately 16.5 x 25 inches.

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