RoboDog

Spring 2013

• Developed using C++ with three team members through regular meetings, group programming, and individual work as a final project
• Allows users to build their own programs using blocks representing code to advance their character successfully through the level
• More detail to come!

Team members:  Sean Fitzgerald, Daniel Tamaru, Jon Gautsch

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Graphic Design Beginnings

Learning Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator:

More work done as exercises to build a foundation in design principles:

Grand Prize Winning App

In late spring of 2013, I attended a presentation about the new BlackBerry devices, the Z10 and Q10, and operating system, BB10, and rather spontaneously decided to develop a mobile application for a contest announced at the event. Essentially, my thoughts were, “Why not?” Roping in a good friend, we spent just over a week learning, coding, designing, and testing our app.

PillBox Main Screen

The Contest

Provided that the application met specific guidelines regarding functionality and user experience, it was eligible for the contest and certified “Built for BlackBerry.” Then, BlackBerry selected one qualified app from each participating school to compete for the grand prize at their North American conference in Orlando, FL. There, a panel of venture capitalists selected the app they believed to have the most potential.

PillBox

With finals two week away, my friend and I dove into BlackBerry’s Cascades framework, a whole new IDE, and two languages neither of us had worked with before. The challenges of developing for a brand new product also significantly increased the difficulty of developing features. Collectively, hours upon hours were spent scouring documentation for the solution to the latest hiccup. Nevertheless, in about a week

and half, we successfully submitted a medication tracking app, convenient for remembering how to take a certain medication (ex: with or without food) and for setting reminders in the device’s native calendar app.

PillBox Pill View

The Win

After being selected to enter the final round, we traveled to Orlando for an incredible weekend.

Assorted AP Drawing Work

 

Perhaps amateur, this work represents the work of one of my most difficult (read: time consuming) classes during my senior year of high school – AP Drawing. My work began with a love of pencil drawing (Study Buddy and Dissipate) and developed into a passion for oil pastel, as seen in my concentration (see other gallery). Along the way, the class experimented with a variety of media, from acrylic paint (House of Cards) to chrome polish and magazine clipping (Who Am I?)!