Sara R.
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Sara R.
  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, LiveType, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, multiple FTP clients, DVD Studio Pro, Windows Movie Maker.
  • Some experience in Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Motion, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Labview.

Skills and Talents:
  • Leadership skills, communication skills, conflict resolution skills, teamwork, patience, attention to detail.
  • T-shirt logo design and production.
  • Interactive website Information Architecture design and programming.
  • Public relation presentation skills and design.
  • Teaching children of all ages.
  • Creation of cohesive visual identity based on target audience evaluations.
  • Grammar, spelling, essay writing and editing.
  • Print design, creative presentation display materials. Press kit production.
  • Networking and fundraising.
  • Innovative web design and development.
  • Some mechanical engineering, mechanics, and electrical engineering.
  • Fluent in HTML, CSS, and ActionScript languages. Some understanding of PHP, AJAX, C, C++, Javascript, Java, XHTML languages.

  • Strong graphic design sense. On the fly advertisement production. Good in a fast-paced environment with short, finite deadlines. Working under pressure.
  • Vector art and pixel art.
  • Freehand drawing, especially abstract.
  • Great with children, especially preschool age.
  • Learn new softwares quickly.
  • Play piccolo and flute.

Favorite Things:
  • YouTube - no, seriously. Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, LiveJournal, etc. - I kind've have an internet obsession.
  • High-end haute couture fashion.
  • Bright 80s color themes.
  • crazy, elaborate makeup, especially that done for editorials.
  • Headbands.
  • Music - listening to music, writing music, playing music, talking about music. vocal, instrumental, etc.
  • Metallic colors - silver, gold, blue. Like car paint colors. Even metallic black is awesome, like onyx.
  • Diet Caffeine Free Pepsi

  • Web design - I really love to reevaluate websites and talk about what they did wrong.
  • Teaching - well, yes and no. I get impatient sometimes, but it's really great to see the end result when you've been working with a student for months.
  • Robots - yep, read more about that in my passionate thing.
  • Installations for fine art. Like Tim Hawkinson. He does some badass installation art pieces.

  • FIRST - Seriously ADDICTED. That's not even a joke. I can't stop talking about it. It makes me happy, teaching people about it makes me happy, knowing that other people know about it makes me happy. And you, reading, right now, if you don't know what I'm talking about go visit
  • Blogging- I really like the idea of posting something and having it just exist out there forever in the digital world.
  • Pixel art - I started it accidentally actually. Someone had this really cool drawing in her signature of a forum I belonged to, and I asked her how she did it, and I just kind of got obsessed. I have HUNDREDS of pixel pieces, and I am always trolling websites to find new pieces I like and might be inspired by to make NEW pixel pieces.

  • BAD GRAMMAR and spelling. Omg, it makes me crazy. I can let go with typos or a few missed words, but if you start blogging with "Omg last night u was craaaaaazy," I seriously consider buying a shotgun and killing people.
  • Large groups where people don't get anything done. Working in a group can be fun, but when you work with like 50 people, and 3 people are working on the other project, why are the other 47 people sitting around?
  • When someone changes a good song right in the middle.
  • Being REQUIRED to wear heels or get dressed up for work.
Sara R.
I searched a bit on Craigslist for some web jobs, but a lot of them seem to be very personal site designs. There were a few listings for some professional companies, but a lot of the job postings are vague or don't really give a good feel for the kind of company they are.

I searched locally only, mostly because, well, I like Jersey, and I like supporting local businesses.

There's also a lot of job postings that require a LOT of technologies I don't know yet.
Guess I have some more learning to do!
Sara R.
Now that my shoulder works again...

I think I'd like to pursue a career in web design and development. I've always been a bit of a geek - I like coding; I like learning new coding languages; I spend hours a day on the Internet (no joke). But, I also have this artsy, creative side of me that I just don't want to let go of. I have fun drawing up new sketches for new websites, and drawing in Photoshop just never felt like work.

But, I'm also a little kid at heart. I like watching Disney Channel, and playing on websites designed for kids (like the MOMA's Destination Modern Art site - SO cool!). I thought about teaching kids, really young ones, like preschool age, but then, I like working with high school students too, and even working with my college-aged peers.

So then, I thought about teaching, both in a preschool and maybe as an adjunct professor somewhere. Or, maybe just as an adjunct professor and a full-time web designer. The latter is what I'm going to focus on for now, at least, until I graduate.
Sara R.
TOTALLY got our class book for SEVEN BUCKS!
Okay, so it was $11 something after shipping.
But hey, that's still like...15 bucks cheaper than buying it anywhere else.
Sara R.
So thanks to and a few other book searching sites...

eBay has it for $6.60
A1Books has it for $21.13 if you use a .edu email
Abebooks has it for $22.95 has it starting at $23.13

All plus shipping.
Sara R.
Because I really need another blog...

I also have a really bad addiction to Twitter. I swore that wouldn't happen.
Oh, online interactive applications. First it was blogging, then it was vlogging, now it's stream of consciousness in 140 characters or less.

Alas, here's to homework.