Emma Is On Her Way

Emma just completed her first semester at Sacramento State University with a Big Four Point Oh! She’s pursuing a degree in design — leaning toward architecture. This was confirmed to Emma on her latest visit to Chicago, the birthplace of the modern skyscraper, as well as home to the Prairie School and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Emma’s strength, I think, is in photography. She has always had a good eye for an interesting composition and Photoshop is the logical extension for the skills she learned in the dark room years ago. Here we see two Photoshop projects and the final example is a graphic design assignment using Adobe InDesign. I really like that application for page layout, but I think Emma found it a bit overwhelming. However, she never used Quark, so she probably cannot appreciate the advantages InDesign brings to print.

I really think she’s on her way and will probably find a career in a design related field. And, that makes me happy.


  1. Donna Webster said:

    No doubt you’re a proud poppa of all three kiddos

    June 30, 2008
  2. Sista Di said:

    Go Emma go! wowie, another “artsy” member to our family — woo hoo! AND a 4.0. She’s gonna do good 🙂 love the design of her (exam) cover!!

    June 30, 2008
  3. Wow! My best semester ever was 3.83. That’s very impressive. 🙂

    The house looks very modern, very much like the town I work in (Walnut Creek), although there are a few storybook houses here. The new library that is being built looks a little like this style.

    I’ve always had utmost respect for Architects. Tough work, but it’s an art form that can be put to use and actually gets appreciation.

    July 6, 2008

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