This year, I was selected as a Juror for the 2011 WebAwards presented by the Web Marketing Association (WMA).
WebAwards 2011 Juror: Tyler Dockery
Initially, I opened my own WebAward nominating account, receiving this message:
Thank you for creating a WebAward Nominators Account. This account is going to be your portal to the WebAward competition. Here you will receive news regarding the awards only provided to participants. You will be able to see the current status of your entries and edit them if necessary until the beginning of judging. In addition you have valuable tools to help market your award if you win.
However, after nominating several websites and filling out my profile, I was contacted by several members of the WMA. Their phone messages were short and sweet, suggesting that my personal work, website, and career path would make me an excellent judge in this juried competition. I accepted their proposal, and subsequent invitation.
In this competition, I judged many, many applicants. In the final round, I judged 18 applicants. This was a fantastic competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed participating and representing both Wake Tech Community College and Dockery Design.
Winners should be available: September 2011
Project Management Certification Achieved!
It has been a while since my last certification for project management was achieved, so I determined to re-up my certification with BrainBench. Project management is one of those disciplines in which revisiting past themes and getting aware of updated technology and software tracking systems can be extremely helpful and vital to effectiveness moving forward in the discipline and in the workplace.
At 6pm On December 18th, 1998 I attended the 1998 Winter Commencement Ceremonies presented by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro at the Greensboro Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.
Received my BFA in Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro!
Today I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design with a specialization in Graphic Design and Mutlimedia. Hooray!
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the highest undergraduate degree that you can receive in the arts, with the Bachelor of Arts as a lesser degree requiring no foreign language or upper-tier courses. In short:
How Fine Arts Degrees Stack Up
Here is the breakdown of visual arts to liberal arts credits that you will encounter in a BFA or BA program:
- Bachelor of Fine Arts: A BFA requires that approximately two thirds of the course work focus on the creation and study of visual arts, and one third of the course work focus on liberal arts (history, literature, psychology, etc.).
- Bachelor of Arts: For a BA, the course work ratios are flipped, with a two thirds focus on liberal arts and one third focus on visual arts.
These ratios hold true across all establishments of higher learning. The type of degree, not the institution, determines the amount of visual arts to liberal arts you will study.
I chose to take the BFA degree track in design because I want to teach graphic design at the collegiate or university level. To do this, I would have to really get into the field and get to know all facets of design. The BFA program at UNC-G ( http://www.uncg.edu will open in another window) has a focus on both the traditional design methodologies such as drawing, sculpture, color theory, painting, etc., coupled with an emphasis on software and multimedia design. This dual-emphasis on the old and the new will really give me a boost in the workplace (hoping).
Software I learned in school
- Adobe Photoshop 3.0
- Adobe Illustrator 2.0
- Adobe Premiere
- Adobe Pagemaker
- Quark XPress
- Aldus Freehand 5.0
- Macromedia Flash 2.0
- Macromedia Director
- Some HTML
Where did you go to school, and what did you learn? Let me know in the comments area!
At 6:00pm On May 5th I attended The Class of 1994 Graduation presented by C.E. Jordan High School at the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.
Graduation from C.E. Jordan High School!
Today I graduate from High School. Hooray! I graduated from C.E. Jordan High School in Durham, NC. I have received acceptance letters from East Carolina University ( http://www.ecu.edu will open in another window) and University of North Carolina at Greensboro ( http://www.uncg.edu will open in a new window). I hope to study Art and someday become a famous photographer!