Tuesday, April 20, 2010

this blog is to test my blog designs for clients

This blog is my testing blog when i design new templates for blogger.
My real website is http://www.freshjen.com

I love designing themes for blogs, especially wordpress.
Need a new blog design? Hire me and I'll work on your
blog design until you're 110% happy.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

I need dual monitors

life at work before dual monitors[/caption]
I print out all my designs and basically line them up in front of my desk at work. This way I can keep track of todays projects and at a glance, my boss can see how awesome my stuff is. He can also easily refer to any of my work at a glance. Its also fun to critique my work standing up looking down at it...just walk on my work you hate right?

It would be better with dual monitors.

Here's the update:
[caption id="attachment_150" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="finally dual power"]finally dual power[/caption]
Yes, my upgrade is here! Yay! Now getting used to the monitors... Photoshop in the main monitor and Fire Fox in the other.
And yes, that is the mouse on the left side because I'm left handed. And yes, I drink the Fiji water because it tastes smooth. Finally, yes, that is twitter in the right monitor and you CAN follow me at: @freshjendizzle Any questions?

[caption id="attachment_30" align="aligncenter" width="479" caption="leave me a comment..."]leave me a comment...[/caption]

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

silky smooth face

silky smooth face
Originally uploaded by j3n619
Photo retouching.
How much photo retouching is too much?
In this photo, the model has less then perfect makeup coverage.
The lighting could be better... and if she got enough sleep last night and wasn't so dehydrated, she'd look fresh for the photoshoot.
The only time I hate photo retouching is when a company uses it for a skin cream, makeup or anything scientific related to beauty and results. You know what I'm talking about... "before and afters" clearly retouched photos.

On a positive note. I think every woman should have a glam photo. Afterall all the women in todays magazines are!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Typical Halloween for a web designer

I'm a web/graphic designer, so my Halloween is coordinated pretty creative. This year I had a Retro Video game theme. But most people were still confused what was going on. Geez. Lets check it out.

#1. Video game themed pumpkin
Ok, not only is my awesome pumpkin video game themed for Mortal Kombat, it's their logo. Web designers just love a good logo right? It took an hour to carve, but I think it was well worth it. Fun fact, Mortal Kombat is made by Midway.

#2 Video game themed Costume! -Chun Li
Ok, Check me out, I did this for my geeks everywhere. My costume is Chun Li, who is the first female to be in a video game as a player. Not just some princess to save in a story. HA! I just loved the interface of Street Fighter. As a little girl growing up with video games, I payed close attention to the interfaces and noticed themes/ layout/ color... totally might have been one of the factors getting me into design.
As the night progressed and I passed out candy, some SMARTY pants kids noticed my video game theme. I was happy, but They were like, "Why did you mix CAPCOM with MIDWAY?" told him it was just a video game theme, and good observation.
I was also upset because hardly anyone knew who I was dressed as. People asked me if I was a geisha, just Chinese, or some sort of Sailor Moon Character. "I'm Chun Li, the strongest woman in the world!" Then I kicked them as fast as I could. Maybe.

It was a fun costume and I was happy to unleash the awesomeness for everyone that requested it. I wish I could find another reason to wear it again soon! Maybe I'll be Chun Li again next year! Here's a bonus treat... there is a Chun Li movie in the works called, The Legend of Chun Li. YES! Should be released in 2009. Stay tuned...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Do you visit your online purchases?

Do you ever make online purchases? I sure do! I love to browse the internet for awesome, unique things that are way too cool to sell in real brick and mortar stores. Like these sweet Baby Phat pink and gold sneakers. I've been scoping out these shoes for a while now on the babyphat.com website. I finally bought these babies online last night! Like I mentioned, you could NEVER find these in any regular store.

Anyways, I was at work thinking about how perfect life would be with them. I was stressed out at work too today, so... to perk up my senses I "visited my shoes." Ya, like they were in prison or something and I couldn't wait for them another day. As the day led on. I get more stressed and "visited" my shoes again. Something to get me excited I guess. I just realized I visited my shoes a countless number of times. Geez.

Have you noticed how most sites have that zoom in feature? I love it. Not only is it the most biggest improvement to shopping online, you don't have to worry about any weird surprises. Like oh wow... there's a freekin cat on the shoe if you zoom up. It would have been a total gamble if I didn't zoom in on those!

Does anyone else visit their stuff? I can't wait to get my cool shoes and rule the world.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

google image labeler

Remember the last time you typed something crazy into the google image search and found it? Well, google is making its search results even better! And the good news is you can help. Its also fun. Go here: http://images.google.com/imagelabeler/

its a fun game and you get points! Google shows you and a partner (randomly teams you up) an image. example: The photo here of Yao Ming. You and your partner see this at the same time and describe the image. I typed in Yao. I can't see what my partner is typing in. I just have to keep typing untill the dummy on the other end matches me. The point is to type the same words as your partner. The more descriptive, the better! And the more points you receive! Its a lot of fun too..
My ONLY complaint would be the quality of the image it shows you. Its all grainy, low res. It sucks when you're naming tiny maps. Geez google.

The best part I think is at the end, you get to see the images again and what your partner chose as descriptions. Then they can see your answers. And maybe learn how to better describe certain images. After all, its all about helping Google, right? The worst part is getting teamed up with a moron who types slow or just is plain DUMB!
In this case I get bored and type in "my partner is lame" (sorry google) haha, my partner gets to see that when they check out my brilliant answers. hehe.

The best geeky part of all, your gmail/ nickname shows up if you get a high score.
I was excited to see myself there for at least a moment. Oh ya baby! That's Miss fresh Jen Dizzle out ranking you sucka! :P hehe. Its pretty fun, if I was one of those less productive people at work...I'd play it more often.