an artist that loves to read and write, and web designer that loves to make dreams a reality.
my fine art portfolio: irowley.com
My marketing experience:
I have worked in the graphic departments of Marketing departments since graduating from UC Davis in 1987. I began in marketing as a graphic designer for Atmel Corporation, in charge of their 1400-page databook (before engineers could simply publish tech papers on the internet.) Then I went on to work for SOLA Optical as a graphic designer, and then a floating design contractor for many companies.
My Web Tools
My Web Experience
I have been working on the web since my first HTML classes in Spring 2002 at the SRJC. I received the AdobeDreamweaver and HTML programmer certificates at the SRJC in the summer of 2009. Since then I have worked as a freelance web designer for about a dozen local businesses. Here is a link to my portfolio page that lists the websites: irenerowley.com.
Last year, I wanted to go back to my roots in fine art, so began the websites:
- ArtistSonoma.com - showcasing the fine artists of Sonoma County
- ArtistMarin.com- showcasing the fine artists of Marin County
- ArtScrapsBlog.com- The blog about turning scraps into fine arts and crafts, and other deep thoughts. The article on dollhouses and my zen of seeing, with a cat are my biggest hits on the blog, to date...
I began to transition to HTML5 in the year 2010, when a web client of mine, TOKYObay, requested a website that their sales force could run on their iPads. This forced me to learn animation techniques withOUT Adobe Flash. Although I miss Flash, HTML5 was cool. It promised me animation and consistent techniques that would work on many platforms. I was curious but knew it was too new and Internet Explorer was not yet hip to the idea.
I took a cascading style sheets (CSS) class in Spring 2009, taught by Linda Hemenway, and have been using external CSS ever since.
A web-based application that impresses me:
FreeFind is a free website indexer and search engine. It gives my websites
an advanced search form, that will let people search all pages of a websites quickly and
thoroughly. It will update the index of your website on a regular schedule, or whenever
you log in and ask it to.
An upcoming public event that I plan to attend:
Art at the Source, Open the Studios
Organized by: Sebastopol Center for the Arts
June 4th, 2016 through June 16th, 2016
Sonoma County, California