It started with a table. Sounds strange, but this stackable project of triangular tables brought me into the world of entrepreneurship and started the shift from the more traditional biology department into the unknown realm of multimedia and entrepreneurship.
That summer after freshman year, my parents and four younger siblings left for California, leaving me to live alone for the first time.
becoming a pro carpet-sweeper
the games stuck.
They answered the email. The one I had sent a few months before, offering my interning services if they’d have me. With no plans for the summer in California, I was resolved to transfer to another Panera and work there all summer.
But while I did work weekends there, I ended up spending the weekdays working at WePlay Media, (an experiential marketing and events planning company in the video game industry) with gaming influencers, booking travel, coordinating events, editing contracts, even working at the E3 Gaming Convention where our team had made a booth for Nexon and Razer. It was a pretty awesome summer, that didn’t entirely stop.
there’s a multimedia major?
The crazy thing about university is just how many things people can choose to specialize in. It’s a bit overwhelming when you first come in, unsure of what you want to do as an 18-year-old that’s just made it out of high school. But, as a junior, I finally found it.
The last few years I had spent trying every kind of class, from business to economics to computer science, biology, even Korean, before finding this track that exists at the lovely midpoint of technology and design, right brain and left brain, pragmatic and whimsical.
This is a project I worked on for my class about VR, 360 video, and basically cool tech in general. While this is a rough kind of example, it taught me to experiment and work with a technology that was new and exciting. Credits to Julia Thompson (my partner for the project), her awesome teamwork and nonstop creative ideas!
I’ll be the photographer”
it didn’t stop there.
Here’s a recent coding assignment to show some skills:
And here’s a collection of UI/UW assignments from a class at UNC-CH