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My name is Kathleen Jackson but I go by the nickname Kassie. I am currently a senior at Duquesne University and will be graduating in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts and a minor in Studio Art.

When I was thirteen I discovered Photoshop and was amazed at how I was able to create art with … Read More
My name is Kathleen Jackson but I go by the nickname Kassie. I am currently a senior at Duquesne University and will be graduating in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Arts and a minor in Studio Art.

When I was thirteen I discovered Photoshop and was amazed at how I was able to create art with a computer. My first projects in Photoshop were Photo Manipulations, or combining multiple images to create a new one. After becoming very comfortable with these, I moved on to digital painting. The works of Marta Dahlig, Vitaly Alexius, and Dan LuVisi were so inspiring to me that I just had to try it myself. After trying this medium, I wanted to expand my horizons even more.

At the age of eighteen, I decided to try my hand at photography. At first I shot with an old Olympus 35mm that I had no idea how to use. After a year or so of shooting with it, I decided that a DSLR would be more practical. There were many times that I paid for film to be developed, only to find that the pictures were blurry. Though this was a hard lesson, it taught me to take my time with my work. I then switched to a Canon Rebel T1i for the past 3 years and recently invested in a Nikon D5100 which is amazing.

While my main focus is digital media, I chose to take a minor in studio art because I felt it would help me further my skills, whether digital or traditional. Thankfully I was right! Read Less
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Member Since: Jan 16, 2013