As a student pursuing Art, Communication, and Professional Writing with a Multimedia emphasis, my interests encompass working with image and text. Rather than placing more importance on either text or image, I seek a balance between the two--where image lacks in communication, text can compensate and vice versa. For each project I approach, I weave text and image together with an understanding of the intended message, audience, and medium. Taking advantage of both print and digital mediums creates a dynamic skillset that widens my scope of communication.
Never one to favor a single medium, I thrive in exploring hands on arts (paper making and installation pieces) as well as digital creations (creating websites or using the Adobe suite). After a magazine writing class, I discovered my love for learning others' stories and transcribing them to share with the world. My window facing the future is wide open; I am interested in working with an Arts/Culture magazine but I maintain an open perspective. Wherever I go, my goal is to use my visual skills in a creative environment while working and learning with others.
I am Naomi Patton, soon to be graduate from University of California Santa Barbara. Art & Communication Double major. Professional Writing Minor: Multimedia Track.
California born & raised in the North Bay Area. Traveling & adventuring runs in the family & remains in my blood to this day. I've always loved to lounge.
I've yet to figure out where i'll be, but I hope to leave California for a while and eventually return. Wherever I go, I aim to have a career in which my creativity can thrive while collaborating with others.
My official resumé found here.
Here are my designs for re-imagining material for a local café & coffee shop, my personal logo, and personal business card. There is also my design work done for the Starting Lines magazine.
Here you will find a "Poetic Experiment" incorporating a poem I wrote and experimental scans.
For a group project we had to make a Zine (mini magazine). I was the designer while also author for 3 of the written pieces.
The beginning of it all...Multimedia writing. This is the platform where I experimented, practiced, and discovered how writing has transformed from ink on paper to the numerous mediums in our digital age. You'll find posts of my thoughts responding to readings along with the first podcast and video i've ever made.
As a Design Intern for Starting Lines, a Writing Program Publication at the University of California Santa Barbara, I was assigned to update and re-design their existing website. Originally, the site was plain, text heavy, and lacked imagery. Through a WordPress template, I edited and added code and images to create an interactive and attractive site. Press the link to check out the end result.
Here you will find three articles I wrote for Magazine Writing.