This site is a comprehensive resource of digital tools for secondary English Language Arts teachers. I created this site using WordPress for a teaching credential course I took on the use of technology in the classroom.
The following is a WebQuest meant as a follow-up to Brave New World. It asks students create their own version of a utopia - their own ideas of an ideal society. This WebQuest was created using WordPress. I hope you enjoy this online educational journey.
This WebQuest utilizes video media and the flipped classroom model as a way of presenting Shakespeare's Macbeth in a contemporary light. Students are asked to create a storyboard of the play, dramatize a short skit, and create a spoken word piece, song or poem that they will present to the class. The purpose of [...]
This is an educational WebQuest I created on the literary term "paradox." A WebQuest is an exploratory mini-lesson using digital media to support learning. WebQuests are highly visual, fun and organize content in a unique fashion to pique interest and hold engagement. I hope you enjoy my digital adventure.
In collaboration with Katie Metcalfe, I created the branding for Project Sugar Free's KickStart program. Project Sugar Free raises awareness about the detrimental health effects of sugar consumption. A sample of the KickStart Program Guide can be found below. Sign up for the 7-Day KickStart program HERE or fully test yourself by taking the 28-Day [...]
This site was created using WordPress. It is a sample informational site on the topic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This site is meant to be a resource guide on ADHD for parents, teachers and students at their particular school. ADHD is the most common learning disability in the US today. [...]
This is an Educational Website I am creating with co-author Eileen Finau titled “Violence In Our World.” This site, still under construction, provides lesson plans and critical thinking theories for a 9th Grade English class. Because this is a joint project, free online tools were to utilized to create it.
I created this WordPress site for an UL Control Panel construction company. ICE's original site was non-responsive and aesthetically outdated. The goal of this redesign was to better serve customers and to offer a mobile accessible site. Additionally, I conducted a complete rebranding of the company, designing a new logo, brochure and other print [...]
Peace is an interactive museum-like installation exhibit site. It displays several peace symbols and their meanings as well as video excerpts from four well known peace advocates. This work was created using Adobe Animate CC and is based on ActionScript3, therefore it is only viewable using the Adobe FlashPlayer.
This website is currently under construction. It a WordPress site designed using the Divi Theme. Wine Steals' old site was unresponsive and not mobile friendly. I have updated their design and given them a fluid layout that looks great on all screen sizes - desktop to mobile!
Our Nail Lounge is a demo site created for a nail salon using the Wix editor. It focuses heavily on design, typography and layout, rather than on coding skills. In addition to its minimalistic single page layout, this site also incorporates an appointment scheduling and confirmation page. The goal was to create a site that [...]
The San Diego Beach And Bay Half Marathon website is a WordPress site created in collaboration with a group of graphic and web designers. I have contributed in part to every aspect of the site including page layout, creation, design, photograph manipulation and functionality. I have also provided CSS customizations / custom code. [...]
Flashbacks Recycled Clothing has three central locations throughout San Diego County. They buy, sell and trade vintage clothing. Flashbacks has been a staple of San Diego fashion for over 30 years. Their fun, quirky and lively spirit has brought endless joy to the downtown areas of Hillcrest, Encinitas and Carlsbad. I built this website [...]
Operation HOPE-Vista is a non-profit organization that provides shelter to homeless families in North County San Diego. As part of a web development course at MiraCosta College, Mar Dakumos and myself redesigned their static non-responsive website, making it mobile friendly. It is a WordPress site based on the Genesis Framework. The site redesign was [...]
This animation was created for fashion designer Zandra Rhodes to celebrate 25000 followers on Instagram. I used Adobe Animate CC to create the animation. It is coded using HTML5 Canvas and the Create.js framework. All of the artwork is ©zandrarhodes.
These watercolor etches were created from photographs. I used Adobe Photoshop to create an outline sketch of each photograph. I then used a series of color blends, masking techniques, paintbrush styles and hue saturation to create the realistic effect of a hand-painted watercolor on canvas.
I created these patterned pieces in Adobe Illustrator. They are an expression of simplicity - basic line art with bold bright colors that teeter on abstraction. I enjoy simple clean lines and vibrant jubilant colors. I hope you enjoy my doodles.
This video project is inspired by the word 'Transcendence'. It is the first video I have ever created. It utilizes a combination of recorded media and still images to create the illusion of 'otherworldliness.' The entirety of the video was created in Adobe Premiere Pro, with the exception of a few images [...]
Enjoy a day at Kobey's Swap Meet in San Diego. Kobey's boasts all kinds of fun items from garage sale type finds to vintage antiques to crafts to brand new items. I shot all of the footage for this film and then edited it in Adobe Premiere Pro.
This poster was created as part of a design competition for the Department of Media and Arts at Mira Costa College. I chose to use contemporary clean lines with abstract angles and fun juicy bold colors. I used simple typography, but hoped to achieve clarity in doing so. I wanted it to be easy [...]
This painting was constructed using Adobe Photoshop. It consists of 6 different layers with a combination of 'very wet' and 'dry' medium width bristle brush strokes. The inspiration for this piece was a pier in Tahiti. Dusk is my favorite time of day, so I wanted to portray a colorful, moody and whimsical skyline. [...]