Job Searching as a Soon-To-Be Graduate...

Mar 21, 2016 by

18 days! 18 Days until I become a college graduate! It is both the most stressful and most exciting point in my life thus far. I’m excited for endless opportunities for jobs, new places to live, hopefully an apartment to myself in the near future and big girl money. The scary part is I have to wait 18 days and hope it all works out. I can not have most of what I want now, I have to wait. I started job hunting about two months ago. Originally I just began by looking for jobs that directly correlated with what I wanted to do. I want to be an event manager, so I was only looking for jobs that involved events. I found quite a few and applied to a lot of companies I...

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Etsy and Senior Showcase

Mar 19, 2016 by

  This week I had my Senior Showcase. All BYU-Idaho students are required to create a project and show it off at Senior Showcase before graduation. I am happy to say, the project was a success and that I felt confident presenting my senior project. My family and I have made these crazy doodle designs for as long as I can remember. My mom and I have talked about making our designs into fabric design, duvet covers, t-shirts and bags for a few years now. So far I have only been able to figure out T-Shirts and bags. I collected designs from my mom and sisters, fixed those designs up in Illustrator and Photoshop and made them look ready for print. I researched printing costs, but to print in a shop is really expensive...

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My Real Life PR

Mar 12, 2016 by

I have been in the Communication department for about 3-3.5 years now. In that time I have had opportunities to perform PR for real companies but they are usually short-term and I don’t always see the results of the campaigns carried out. It has been about a year since I started working for Fremont School District as a PR Specialist. The job was a little intimidating because no one really taught me what to do. I just needed to improve the PR for the school district. We received minimal press recognition and had slow social media traffic when I started. For me it was very exciting to see my name in the paper, with a picture I took, the article I wrote and a “big girl” job title. Marisa Reeves/PR specialist. I remember appearing...

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The 5 Doodle Girls

Mar 4, 2016 by

This is my last semester at BYU-Idaho! Yay! I almost made it. At BYU-Idaho, the communication students are required to create a senior project before graduation. Traditionally this is done your last semester. I thought about what I was going to do for the past few semesters. My whole family has a habit of doodling these crazy (usually abstract) doodles. My mom and I have always wanted to make fabric or duvet covers with our doodles on them. We have been working on the process of DIY screen printing and we are not entirely sure what products we will be able to print on. We are starting with shirts and a canvas bag. I have about 16 designs that will be sold on an Etsy shop. I will open the shop as soon as...

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The Cure of Aging- Editorial Image...

Dec 17, 2015 by

For my final assignment in my Vector Graphics class we were given an article and asked to create an editorial image for the article. The article is about a Harvard Professor who believes he can stop the aging process. You can read the article here;   Ideation:  After reading the article a few times, I made a list of things that came to mind. After I found a few words I liked I linked a few of the words that would go well together.  I circled the words I liked and drew lines to the words I thought they would go well with. Sketches: After I found the words that I really liked, I started sketching out ideas. I did not want my design to appear so obvious, but rather I wanted it to...

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Reindeer for Every Season

Dec 3, 2015 by

For my Vector Graphics class we have been working on designing T-Shirts. Finding a theme for a project like this is actually really difficult for me because the only time I will wear printed T-shirts is to bed. So I needed to find something that I actually really liked and would wear around the house or find something to give to someone for Christmas (I’m sure one of my sisters will steal it from me anyway). I have a strange obsession for reindeer, I own several reindeer pajama pants, a reindeer dress, reindeer shirts and sweatshirts. All except the dress I only wear around the house. I also have a reindeer pillow pet.  I figured I could add to the collection. I knew I didn’t want just a plain reindeer, but I was still unsure...

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Project: Scooter

Nov 19, 2015 by

For the past two weeks in my vector graphics class we have been working on designing a two-wheeled vehicle. I chose to design a scooter. While looking for scooters to model my vector scooter after I discovered that most scooters actually do not look anything a like. I was going for more of a razor scooter look, however different parts of my scooter were modeled after different types of scooters.     Sketches: After researching which two-wheeled vehicle I wanted to create, and narrowing down bits and pieces of the scooter I began to sketch. I thought about going with a scooter with bike looking wheels, but since my sketches of that vehicle turned out like  Dr. Seuss drawings I thought I should probably go with more of a typical Razor Scooter look.  ...

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Your Cup of Tea

Oct 22, 2015 by

This week, in my Vector Graphics class I was assigned to design a website in Illustrator using Vector Graphics from my last assignment.   Sketches: I sketched out ideas of how my website should look using a wireframe layout.       Then I choose two of my sketches and made them into Illustrator wireframes. Designing in Illustrator: After I completed my sketches, I choose a theme for my website. I decided I wanted to go with a tea cup shop. I decided none of my sketches really worked with the theme I chose so I went with an infinite scrolling design. I used the outline of my cups as navigation icons. I used the same fonts as my last tea cup project to create a sense of harmony. My designs were relatively simplistic...

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Oct 8, 2015 by

The Project:  For my Vector Graphics class this semester we were required to design icons. I choose to design teacups since I have a small collection of them. My designs were inspired by seven of my own teacups and teacups I found on Pinterest. I wanted each cup to be different from each other. Some seem much different than others.   The Process-Sketching:  I began the process by sketching the seven teacups I had on display at a very small scale as you can see:   After I got an idea as to what I was doing I sketched twelve final teacups: I then took six of my designs to the next level with Illustrator: After I worked out some kinks with the first six, I added six more. I struggled to get the...

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Dresses to Impress

Sep 15, 2014 by

My most popular post from and my previous blog address, is “Capturing Life Through Images” the post was made when I took my Intro to Communications course, or Comm 100. I was assigned at that time to write about what I learned in class and apply it to myself. I had a small section in this post that discussed how I created a prom dress out of a wedding dress. This post has gotten the most “Repins”, I’ve gotten attention from professionals and amateurs that share that same love of design I have. I love seeing others appreciate the hard work I have performed. I would like to say thank you to those who have shared my love for design, who have helped me get my name out in this world. I have...

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