WHO AM I?
I’ve never really stayed in one spot for too long. Instead of getting comfortable in routines, I seek out new experiences and opportunities. I didn’t really fit in in my hometown, so I sought out a new life at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. It was great, but it still didn’t feel right. So I kept looking and ended up studying Interactive Multimedia in UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media, finally finding somewhere I could be challenged in the right way.
Since finding “my place”, I still challenged myself to seek out new things. New knowledge, new opportunities, and new skills. I explored my interests in the classroom and out. Although I was only required to take IM classes, I also tried photojournalism, graphic design, motion graphics, and a handful of other great opportunities offered by the Hussman School. In my free time, I pursued my interest in music by beginning a music review series, while also tying in that interest into my classwork and professional work. By always being on the lookout for the next great new adventure, I stay motivated and excited to see what life has to offer.
The power of a good picture can’t be overstated. Visual elements are processed approximately 60,000 times faster than text – they speak to our natural instincts hardwired in the deepest parts of our brain. That’s why I’ve spent countless hours creating images, graphics, and other visual elements both for work and for fun. I work primarily with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Music is one of the biggest parts of my life. While I spend a lot of time listening to music and playing guitar just for enjoyment, I also try to integrate it into my work whenever I can – from academic and personal projects to professional work. I always strive to do a great job, regardless of the subject – but when music is involved, my passion for it makes the end results that much better!
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Behind The Infographic: The Anatomy Of A Gaming PC For this post, I’m taking a step away from music and focusing more on the design side of my work. This past week, I completed an infographic Desktop Computers - more specifically gaming computers. If you want to see...
It’s been a busy week with a lot of releases – I spent so much time listening to so much different music that I only had time to give two a full review – but make sure to check out the other new releases listed at the bottom of this post!
Imagine: You manage a popular rock club in London. You book an up-and-coming rock star with a flair for the dramatic. He tells you the show is all but sold out. The day of the performance comes, the band takes the stage, and the show begins – but nobody’s there.
Today, I want to share with you the story of the biggest rockstar you’ve never heard of – Jered “Threatin” Eames.
Another week, another set of albums. This time around, we’ve got Justin Bieber, EDEN, and Tame Impala.
Dreamville Records is a record label founded by North Carolina rapper J. Cole. Since its conception in 2007, it’s had plenty of time to grow – setting the stage for their triumphant 2019.
Time for a more personal look at why I write about music, and music’s impact on me.
D Smoke, Sepultura, Denzel Curry, and Kenny Beats all deliver excellent albums this week.