About this Blog

Who’s Emily?

I’m Emily and I have a slight (alright, life-consuming) obsession with all things multimedia. Currently, I’m a 22-year-old trying to absorb as much of the world as possible during this “transitional” time of life. In December I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism with a BJ in Convergence (Multimedia) Journalism and BA in Spanish.

“So what would you say ya do here? Well, Bob…”

My ideal job is to take huge amounts of information and present it in a visually appealing and effective way. Call me an aspiring visual storyteller, interactive designer, multimedia journalist- whatever suits you best. For instance, here’s an infographic I made for the Mizzou College of Engineering. This might sound tedious, but I see the challenge as an exciting and rewarding problem-solving opportunity.

The purpose of this blog?

In order to further develop these skills, it’s important to learn from others’ successes and failures in the field. It’s equally important to reflect on my creative process, work flow and outcome of projects. Before graduating, I used this blog to analyze NYLON Magazine‘s content across various platforms (iPad, web, mobile, print). As a result, I gained incredible perspective about myself as a designer by speculating why the design/production team made the decisions they did.  And alright, I’ll admit it… it was a fun way to earn that 20% participation grade for my Magazines Across Platforms class.

Now, I’m using this site to develop the other side of this skill set. As I continue to work for Engineering, I’ll blog on a project basis to ensure I’m making forward progress. I’ll blog about what I did well and…most definitely, what I could’ve done better.

Take a look around and if you have any feedback I’d love for you to shoot me an e-mail: emilypstewart@gmail.com or you can tweet me, too: @mpgstew

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