Hello my name is Svetlana Starodubtseva. This is my first year attending Lane and I’m really looking forward to the graphic design program. My hobbies have changed a lot throughout quarantine, but as of right but I’m really into drawing and painting. My preferred medium are colored pencils. With colored pencils I always get the outcome that I’m hoping for. For paint, my preferred medium is acrylic. I have tried branching out to other paints but I quickly realized that they weren’t for me. If I’m not doing either one of those two, I’ve been trying to teach myself how to play electric guitar. Sadly, I was not born with a musical bone in my body so learning how to play hasn’t been the easiest. But for the most part I’ve been able to grasp some of the basics. When I finish the media arts program, I’m hoping to become a graphic designer. Middle school was when I first really got into all of the tech/design classes. I was introduced to a few and I really grew to like them. Throughout high school I’d also take design classes. Since then I’ve been keen on doing design as a profession.
By: Ian Howerton
My name is Ian, and I am an undergraduate here at LCC, working towards an Associate of Applied Science degree in Multimedia Arts. I have some experience in various multimedia settings, including film, podcasts, radio, and music production. I hope to gain a better understanding of these areas, of expertise, and to hopefully find out which field I would like to go into after I earn this degree. I’ve always been really fascinated by use of music in film, and how it effects the ideas and feelings of the audience as those musical ideas develop.
As for my personal life, I live outside Junction City, just north of Eugene, and live on a farm. The ample space and distant neighbors make for a serene, if not occasionally barren, flat landscape. I have several cats, however, who enjoy gracing the presence of any social call I attempt to make or participate in. It is most likely that one would see Hercules, Merryweather, Mim, or Bruno, as these four are the ones who have taken residence in my office.
Since I mostly have cats for company, I have several collections. I’m not quite sure how these two truths are related, but I’m sure they are. In particular, I like collecting leather bound books, both for the feeling of the book when read, as well as the aesthetic nature of it on my shelf. I also collect pins and antiques, but I’m certain that these are more niche interests and that as a result, nobody cares.
by Gordon Johnson
Welcome to my blog. I am a thirty-three year old Oregon native, having been born in Eugene; and I have lived in the Willamette Valley my entire life.
This is my second time attending Lane Community College. My first time began in the fall of 2007 when I pursued a culinary arts degree. Sadly, my health did not allow me to follow that career path and I have struggled to find a career suitable to my passions, talents and abilities.
I have just started classes to get my One Year Certificate in Multimedia design. I have always had a passion for creative expression; be it through writing, drawing or cooking. I hope that this program will start me on a path towards my dream job of working as a Campaign Designer at Wizards of the Coast for future editions of Dungeons & Dragons. It is my hope that I will have a job lined up by next summer, and I can begin a career that will support me and my future family.
My current hobbies revolve around gaming in all forms: PC, Console & Tabletop. I current run a D&D Campaign as a Dungeon Master on a mostly weekly basis, and I am a player in other campaigns my friends run on a more irregular schedule.
I’m Daniel “Danny” Parrish new student at LCC (Lane Community College.) I’m a pretty big gaming fan especially when it comes to first-person shooter games, but I also play other games too like “Rocket League,” and I am currently getting into “Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.” Films have always had a special place in my heart making me want to watch new and old movies almost daily. I’ve been able to appreciate almost every movie genre especially action and comedy.
I’ve always tried to have something going on in my life that keeps my brain going and my life interesting whether that was playing sports or hanging out with my friends, but this pandemic has slowed all of that way down and I have just been watching anime, playing video games, and hanging out with a few buddies here and there. I am hoping that going to college will help get my brain to get going and enrich my mind with a ton of new and interesting information.
Competition has always brought out a fire in me. So one of my favorite things to do is to follow competitive sports and esports. I’ve always loved the thrill of competition whether or not I am very involved with it. It’s always been pretty cool to see the best in the world at something compete to see who the best of the best is. My favorite two leagues have to be the NFL and the Overwatch League, my favorite teams have to be the New York Giants(NFL Team) and the Los Angeles Valiant(Overwatch League Team).
I’m pretty excited to blog and share my journey with everyone reading. I will be posting blogs every week and so far I’m enjoying every minute of it. Let me know if you have any questions for me.
I am a Multi Media Design major who wants to work in the gaming industry. Where in the gaming industry? You got me there. I’m just starting out so I wouldn’t even be able to tell you that. The Game Development program at Lane Community College was just recently discontinued which is why I chose the nearest major to it: Media Design. I plan to get my associate degree at Lane Community College and then continue to a four year college to get my bachelors. I hope to be able to continue taking game development classes along the way like I am this first semester of school.
I had previously gone to school at other colleges in 2018 but took time away from school which was much needed. Now I’ve changed my major and I’m back in school hoping to continue forward with no interruptions along the way. I’m very new to media analysis which seems to be a lot of what I’ll be doing. I am going to try my best to analyze things on a deeper level and really dig into my classes. I won’t let everything being online get in my way.
I enjoy skate boarding with my friends which I sadly don’t do as much anymore. I enjoy drumming and playing percussion which, again, I also don’t do as much as I’d like to. I really enjoy playing board games with my family and watching shows with them too. I have a really good relationship with my parents and all my sisters and I intend to keep it that way. We’ve grown a lot throughout the years and have finally become a great big family.
That’s enough about me now. I’ll keep the life updates coming in new posts.
By: Zachary Tavernier
My name is Anne Starke. I am a freelance graphic designer in Eugene, Oregon; my business is Starke Design Studio. This interesting time (coronavirus pandemic) has slowed my business considerably, so I decided to take the opportunity to expand my skill set and add tools to my business toolbox.
I enrolled as a Multimedia Design major so I could learn how to work with video, audio and photography. I am toying with the idea of learning animation as well. I don’t know if I will ever complete the degree – a lot depends on what happens to my workload when the pandemic has run its course.
I guess returning to school when I don’t like my other life options has been a pattern for me. The first time I went to college was in 1988. I went to California Lutheran University, mostly because that’s where my stepmom thought I should go — I didn’t have a clue. I ended up graduating in 1992 with a BA in music, with the idea that I wanted to be an opera singer. It didn’t take me long to figure out that the life of an opera singer is not for me: you pretty much have to live in New York City and participate in competitions and auditions as much as you can stand. And then when you get a job you usually have to travel all over the country, living in hotels or the houses of strangers. I can barely stand doing a recital, so competitions and auditions are like pulling out my teeth with pliers. Agony.
After realizing I didn’t want to live the life of an opera singer, I moved to Eugene (because my sister lived here) and joined the opera chorus here in Eugene just for fun. I met my husband while singing in Die Fledermaus. After a couple of years working at various jobs I ended up in a clerk job at the Register Guard. There I got a glimpse of what graphic designers do; it looked like a good career option for me, so I enrolled at LCC to learn. I graduated from the GD program in 2003.
After graduating I had a couple of graphic design jobs that I didn’t like very much and I was too scared to try freelancing, so I went back to school again: in 2007 I got a second BA from the U of O in art while doing the Waldorf teacher training program at WTEE at the same time.
After teaching and doing graphics for a number of years at a Waldorf school in Boulder, Colorado, I got burnt out and decided to start freelancing. My husband and I decided to move back to Eugene in 2015, where, for the most part, my business has flourished. At least it has paid the bills!
Hello everyone! My name is Michael Cleghorn but most know me by Mike Lucid at this point. The name was given to me while attending Burning Man years ago and stuck with me through many years of DJing around festivals around the northwest And our quaint town of Eugene.
I am currently a self employed web designer and have decided to revisit LCC and finish the degree I started working on over 5 years ago. I am also very interested in music production, so I am in the process of obtaining a second degree in the music program. The picture above is me and I am wearing a shirt designed by me and produced by my now defunct clothing company Timeless Creations.
“Everything has already been done. every story has been told every scene has been shot. It’s our job to do it one better.”
I have built many websites based on WordPress and it was my CMS(content management system) of choice for quite some time before I learned php and decided to build more customized as applications using frameworks such as Laravel.
I am in no way a professional full stack developer but I can throw together some code that works in a pinch, to get a project off the ground. I am not afraid to try and learn new things on my own and I have found just about anything you have a question about has probably already been asked and answered somewhere on the internet.
By: Michael Cleghorn
Hello all! My name is Eryn Leatherwood and I like to tell stories. Whether it be through writing, drawing, acting, or telling tall tales at work, I find telling stories is highly therapeutic and ultimately greatly entertaining. At the end of the day all I want is to make someone’s day a little brighter by telling my silly tales. That being said, however, I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of talking about myself, so this is a bit of a challenge!
I have two sisters, both of which are older, and it is with great passion that I annoy the snot out of both of them, as is my right as the youngest spawn. My family and I have way too many cats in our household, (my mom has a bit of a bleeding heart for the neighborhood strays.) I typically enjoy drawing in my freetime, though I’ve recently picked up embroidery, and I’m appreciating that.
I honestly am still trying to figure out what I’m going to be doing after college is, or even my major– yes, I am aware it’s the third term I’ve been here, It’s a work in progress, I must admit. Thus far I’ve tentatively said that I’m getting an associate’s degree in art, but who knows if that will change? I for one, am more excited than nervous about it. The future is but an adventure that I’ve yet to experience.
By Alex Abele
Hello, my name is Alex Abele! I am a dual enrolled student who has been taking classes at the University of Oregon over the past year and now enrolled at Lane. I am currently an undecided major, but after taking a few courses about journalism and media studies, I am exploring this area of interest more through this course. I was initially interested in sports journalism when I started taking journalism classes at Oregon, but since then my interests have diversified. I am looking to not only learn more, but also improve my computer and multimedia skills through this course. Despite the current safety precautions resulting in remote learning, I am still excited to learn and explore the possibilities of multimedia studies.
A little more about me: I was born in the UK, and grew up in Southern California in Ventura county. I always lived close to the coast, which always made me close to activities involving water. I love swimming, water polo, rafting, fishing, and just about anything involving being close to a body of water. Aside from aquatic sports, I can land sports too, I love to shoot hoops, skateboard, and go for walks in nature. I identify as a night person and I am bilingual (Spanish) and biracial (Asian-American). I am curious by nature, so I ask lots of questions. So, if you have any questions about me, do not hesitate to ask:)
I like this photo taken a couple of years ago after I had a fresh hair cut. I like it because it captured a bitter feeling in my eyes with a belief on the top of it. I believe the truth and kindness and equal rights. Nevertheless, I feel a bit sad to see where they do not exist for all of the people.
I was a journalistic TV producer for news and documentary. I had been worked as a producer and freelancing fixer for western media for over 10 years before I moved to America. My husband and I stetted down in Eugene 5 years ago, then we had our son. We are happy about this change as we can breathe free air here and enjoy a peaceful life as we wished. In the past years, I have been thinking a lot about where to start our new life and what I should do for our further in small scale for my family a bigger scale for the society, only recently I nail it down finally that I am clearly aware of continuing working in media. It is a different media age, media was massively controlled even highjacked by politicians as their tool to empower their regime even to use it spreading fake news on their behaves to sacrificed the rights of the public to know about the truth. This is even worse for some authoritarian countries. It betrayed the basic moral line of journalism and damaged the media’s public credibility. One the other hand social media is taking the role of critical traditional media’s function, but the public still needs its own judgment to distinguish what is the truth from scam.
I am so glad that I am able to come back to school to have the first step for expanding my knowledge and skills comprehensively and having myself prepared for doing media work in a new environment in the future. I knew that it is not easy to start academic studies as a non-native English speaker, I will try my best to graduate in the following years. By then, I hope I still can see my belief in my eyes in my selfie. –by Jimila