Category Archives: Fall 2019

Doug TenNapel

Doug TenNapel is a graphic novelist, video game designer and TV show developer

https://dougtennapel.com/blog/

I have always been a fan of Doug’s work ever since I was a kid. He is the creative genius behind Earthworm Jim, a character that became popular enough to have a video game series, animated series, and a toy line. He is also known for creating The Neverhood. A PC point-and-click game that was created using clay and stop motion that later spawned two sequels, Skullmonkeys and Armikrog. He was also the co-creator of a Nickolodeon cartoon called Catscratch. Which includes three cat characters derived from his first graphic novel, Gear.

This blog is where Doug shares his thoughts on the comics industry, writing, pop-culture, as well as his views on philosophy. He is also an advocate for Indiegogo, a crowdfunding site that contains campaigns for charities, start-up businesses, or other entrepreneurial ideas. He uses it himself for promoting his upcoming graphic novels. 

The site is very well organized. The black and white background colors work very well. Especially with the images of his artwork blending in with the background. The text is easy to read and cyan was a good choice for highlighting certain elements. The site navigation works fluently. 

There is also a link to his Youtube channel where he hosts a podcast and talks about his work, among other topics. He’s had some notable guests on his show and will occasionally communicate with fans through this and his other social media accounts that people can follow. Doug TenNapel likes to encourage young artists to pursue their dreams and get their work out there for the world to see, no matter how weird it is. That’s why I like him.

Blogging the Blog

For its fresh inspiration, unique perspectives and variety, I chose the blog site Identity Designed. Identity Designed is a collection from around the world of many branding identities. For consideration, artists submit their works in hopes of being featured on ID.

Besides tons of inspiration, ID is a good way to get some attention for your design studio. There are many photographs of different designs with each post and there is some explanation of how-to and creative process. One can find an abundance of opportunities to learn from other creators through the corresponding stories what unexpected problems they faced and how they solved them.  Discover new styles and typefaces, open your mind to new choices, and a treasure cove of other useful information.

One of my favorite examples is the post by Afterhours, London featuring their designs for Lola Tara, a fashion brand. They talk about some of the creative process in choosing the typeface for the logo. They discuss how and why all photography of the garments on models were shot with the intention of mimicking the logo as well. These are good things to think about when considering a design project, yet are often over looked, or just not thought of by novice designers. Because I do a bit of branding work, product photography and also graphics work, these are all very useful notions to keep on mind while doing my own work.

This website is very easy and tidy. ID is incredibly user-friendly and, besides being very aesthetically pleasing, functions well. All posts are of the highest quality, and the audience is imbued with the desire to lift their designs to new heights. I invite you to check out their site at https://identitydesigned.com/

“Searching for an inspiring blog”

By Krizia W.

“DRIBBBLE”

REVIEW

  • I chose this site because it is very up-to-date. I found a lot of blogs that showed up on the first few pages of Google, but it had been a year or more since the last post. I’m sure those blogs have very good content, but I prefer to read something current so I have the ability to comment on a page that isn’t outdated and hopefully make connections with like-minded designers! This blog is mostly designers showing their images/screenshots of websites/package design/etc. There isn’t too much writing other than a short description of the work, but in the world of design, the image speaks clearly enough! This is a very clean, professional, colorful, well-made site! I like that the designs are generally modern and colorful- which is right up my alley.
  • Besides “ALL”, these are the specific categories you can look through, which makes the site very well organized-
     -Animation
     -Branding
     -Illustration
     -Mobile
     -Print
     -Product Design
     -Typography
     -Web Design
  • RESOURCES- They provide a link to MeetUp for meetups in your area, which is very cool! This feature was at the top of the navigation page and it was very easy to find.

This was a very cool posting to see! This designer showed not only the polished, finished product, but also showed the rough sketch that started the whole design! This was very inspiring to see and made the idea of creating an elaborate design more approachable!

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Hopes and Dreams

Moon 2019

Hello everyone, my name is Kaitlynn . I am currently enrolled at Lane Community College as a Multimedia Design student. Right now my goals are to finish at Lane Community College and go to a university that may help me get into the fields I want to be in. I love to draw, take photos, play with the adobe programs, sculpt, do videos, and basically anything that has to do with creating. I also love anything that is high fantasy with a dark atmosphere to it. Some examples of that would be stuff like The Dark Crystal, Lord Of The Rings, Sweeney Todd, Coraline, and Mirror Mask. I am heavily influenced by all of those examples and that reflected in most of my creations.

Me and 9
Me and 9

My goals for the future are to work on stop motion animation projects and puppeteering projects. My favorite styles of movies are all the ones created by LAIKA, Jim Henson or inspired by Jim Henson, and Tim Burton. One day it would be my dream to be able to work on a project similar to those styles or even work on a Tim Burton, LAIKA, or a Jim Henson movie. I love to create and I love the stress of a project. So in the meantime, I am trying to learn as much as possible to achieve my goals.

A Lane Campus Tour

By Brian McCalla

Lane’s campus has a lot to offer when it comes to sight-seeing. The buildings can be like mazes to travel through but the art that’s outside is incredible to look at. From the sculptures to the murals on the sides of the buildings. The art made at Lane gives it a distinct and creative personality that can grab people’s attention.

Here is the Media Arts Equipment Checkout counter where you can rent out media equipment that you need for class.

This is the Blue Cyc Wall used for digital art and photography.
The Center for Student Engagement in the Center Building offers help for students as well as free popcorn. Yum.
Here we have the Main Art Gallery on campus where students showcase their artwork.
The Art-O-Mat is the funky machine in the Art Gallery that sits outside the Art’s Division Specialist’s offices.
The Reference counter inside the Library is a good resource for books you need to find.
This is the larger beautiful sculpture outside of the Health and Wellness department.
Here we have Cas, one of the Arts Division specialists, in her office, hard at work.
The Student Help Desk is the best place to go for students seeking technical help.
Judy Gates is the adviser for the Media Arts department. She’s a very nice lady.
Teresa Hughes is an instructor here at Lane as well as the Co-Op manager for the Media Arts division.
The Students First building is welcome to all people from around the world. Promoting an environment of ethnic unity.
Here’s a creative photo I made using toy photography. And yes, that is The Rock as a Ghostbuster.

I hope you have enjoyed this small tour. Feel free to discover Lane’s campus to see for yourself.

A Lane Campus Tour

This is the student check out desk where we can get equipment for awesome creativity.
Found the blue Cyc wall and I’m not quite sure what its used for yet but it think its for custom backgrounds.
This is the center for student engagement.
This is the art gallery. I haven’t had time look at it yet but it is on my to do list.
This reminds me of the old vending machines where you could buy cigarettes.
Found the library on the second floor of the center building.
Not sure what this is but I’m interested in the round disk in the middle on the ground.
Art division office specialist
Student help desk
Judy Gates office. Her note says she is out of the office. She is super helpful and I’m grateful for her help with getting my classes sorted out.
This is our teachers office.
This one of my favorite things I have found so far. For some reason I keep wondering how they got the flags up there!
This was my creative shot. I feel like there is not enough attention brought to the people that keep this place going. Thank you for a job well done!

Take a little tour with me…

Lets take a little tour around campus shall we? Check out some places below.

The Equipment checkout where students can get items to help with their school work/projects.
The studio with the Blue Cyc Wall. Pretty awesome if you ask me.
Center for student engagement was pretty busy with people (Free popcorn, duh) So here is the sign!
I was told this was a main art gallery on campus… I wasn’t sure but here is a nice view of the Gallery!
Not even kidding… I thought this was an older cigarette machine. This would be the Art-O-Mat. Interesting,
Unfortunately the Reference table wasn’t okay with their picture being taken. So “Here’s your sign” – Bill Engvall
Enjoy this little cutie outside the Health and Wellness building.
Cas’s Office
The ATC… Yet another location who didn’t want their picture taken. Sad day.
Judy Gates office… I didn’t get to meet her because shes gone for the week but its good to know where she is.
Teresa’s Office. Loving the little figurines.
The Students First Building.
As for my creative shot… This beautiful little “Miniature Mushroom Garden” up in the library by the reference desk is adorable.

Well, that does it for our little tour. Hope you enjoy!

A Lane Campus Tour

The Equipment checkout counter where Media Arts students checkout gear
The Equipment checkout

My first photo of the Equipment Checkout wasn’t hard for me to find at all because I used to work there as a tutor and a checkout person. The person in the photo is my friend Chloe and she works there now as their graphic design artist. She is very knowledgeable about the adobe programs so if you ever need help she is the one to ask. 

The Studio with the “Blue Cyc Wall”
“Blue Cyc Wall”

I decided to take a picture of the Blue Cyc Wall this way because sometimes when I space out and stare at it I get lost in the blueness and imagine that I’m just floating in an empty blue space. I know that seems strange but it can be very relaxing when taking stressful classes in that room. 

Center for Student Engagement

I have never actually been in this place in all the years I’ve been at lane community college. so it was nice to see a new cute place where you can get free popcorn. 

The main Art Gallery on campus
Art Gallery

This particular art piece struck me. The moment I walked into the art gallery it was the first thing I saw. I loved how the light shined on it and how the bronze color made it stand out from everything else in the room.

The Art-O-Mat
The Art-O-Mat

I like how the knobs looked so I wanted to exaggerate them in my photo. I also made them black and white because The Art-O-Mat kind of reminds me of the 50s style.

Library

For this one, I just wanted to show that I found the Library so I took a cool picture of some books. It was also funny having people stare at while I was taking pictures too. 

  1. The large silver sculpture that sits outside of the Health & Wellness building
Wizard Of OZ

I liked this sculpture because of how the light made the green tiles shine like emeralds against the silver of the sculpture. It was almost like something out of Wizard of Oz. 

Ingram or Cas's office
Cas’s office

I went to Cas’s office for this one because I knew she had a cool picture of an owl. It was funny because when she saw me with my camera she instantly knew I was there for the scavenger hunt. 

SHeD (Student Help Desk) in the Center building
Student Help Desk

The people at the help desk seemed very nice and they have a super cool 3D printer. However, they did not want their picture taken so I just took a picture of their sign. 

Judy Gates’s office. She is an advisor for Media Arts
Judy Gates’s office

Judy was in a serious meeting so I just took a picture of her door. She works very hard at her job. 

Teresa’s office
Teresa’s Monsters

I love the monsters in Teresa’s office! They are so cute. The ones I took pictures of are my favorite because I think the colors look awesome, three eyes are better than none, and they look like they should be in an animated band.

The flags or other “identifier” inside of The Students First building
The flags inside of The Students First building

I liked taking this picture because the sun was hitting the flags just right to make them look beautiful. 

Caterpillar
A creative shot of my choosing

This little baby caterpillar hitched a ride on my shoulder while I was taking a picture of the wizard of oz sculpture. It made it halfway back to my class before I noticed it was on my shoulder. 

Lane Campus Tour

Welcome to Lane’s Campus Tour! This was a fun assingment because it was a sunny day when I took the photos. I really like my creative shot and I’m glad I went on this tour.

 Equipment Checkout Counter located in building 18.  This is where students checkout the equipment they need in order to complete projects for photography and multimedia classes.
 Equipment Checkout Counter located in building 18.  This is where students checkout the equipment they need in order to complete projects for photography and multimedia classes. 
The Blue Cyc Wall is also located in building 18. This wall is where students can create any backdrop they may need if they’re filming.
The Blue Cyc Wall is also located in building 18. This wall is where students can create any backdrop they may need if they’re filming.
The Center For student Engagment is located in the center building. This is where you can relax and do some homewok. Or take a break and grab some popcorn in your free time. 
The main Art Gallery on campus. This is located in building 11 and is a beautiful gallery with many artistic pieces. 
The Art O Mat is located in building 11 next to the art gallery. This machine dispenses small pieces of art such as poetry, paintings, and music. 
The Refrence Counter is located in the library, which is in the center building. 
This Silver sculture is located outside the Health and Wellness building. I liked the idea of capturing this shot with the grass.
Ingram’s office is located in building 11. I didn’t get to go inside because some people were working in there. 

The SHeD desk (Student Help Desk) is located in the Center building. If you have any questions with technology this is the place to go. 

Judy Gate’s office is located in building 11. She is the academic advisor for the media arts program.
Teresa’s office is located in building 18. I love the artistic setup this office has. 
The flags are located in building 19. I took this picture from upstairs. I liked how all the flags line up. 
View of Lane’s campus. This was my creative shot. I took this picture from the upstairs of building 1 . 

A stroll through the best campus in North America

The Equipment Checkout Counter

Come here for amazing gear and friendly faces! They will even answer questions!

The Blue Wall Studio

So blue even if the blue man group were there, you wouldn’t be able to see them.

Center for Student Engagement

Free Popcorn, need I say more?

Art Gallery

Come here to see beautiful art pieces and get inspired by ridiculously talented people!

The Art-O-Mat

Art-o-mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art!

Reference Counter

Ask questions and you shall receive answers! It also seems like they post some great events, jobs, etc here!

Silver Sculpture

Rumor has it; if you stand under here and say “beam me up” 3 times, aliens will appear!

Ingram Alders office

Administrative Specialist
Office: Bldg. 11, Room 101

Student Help Desk

Building 2, 1st Floor

Judy Gates’s Office

Bldg. 11 Room 118

Teresa’s Office

Bldg. 18, Room 222

The Flags

Main Campus, Bldg. 1. This is where your enrollment, advising and financial aid questions will be answered!

Creative Shot

‘Conception of Creation’ a bronze sculpture by Roger Williams