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As a digital artist, I craft logos, print designs, and digital graphics. The books and magazines that I read inspire me to make unique designs that generally are pleasing to the view’s eyes. Above all, I consider myself to be a graphic designer. This is because most of my work consists of designing business cards,… Read More
As a digital artist, I craft logos, print designs, and digital graphics. The books and magazines that I read inspire me to make unique designs that generally are pleasing to the view’s eyes. Above all, I consider myself to be a graphic designer. This is because most of my work consists of designing business cards, logos, posters, t-shirts and more of the same. My designs are custom, meaning everything that I craft is made unique. A good example of my work is the Paper Mountain logo, which was the result of some creative brainstorming and experimentation. The logo’s icon visually combines both keywords together, in a simple but meaningful way. In similar fashion, all of my logo designs share this simple visual construct. This is by design because it helps logo appear more legible while simultaneously possessive a memorable look. In this portfolio, you will see some of my favorite projects that I have created over the years. By the time you finish looking at this portfolio I hope you get a better understanding of what I love to do. Thank you. Read Less
Mr. Ronald L. Harris, Jr. was born in Petersburg, Virginia. Most of His childhood life was lived in Wakefield, Virginia where he stayed until my high school graduation from Sussex Central High School in 2001.

During his years at Sussex, his teacher Mrs. Lundy was the first to encourage him pursue art. He helped… Read More
Mr. Ronald L. Harris, Jr. was born in Petersburg, Virginia. Most of His childhood life was lived in Wakefield, Virginia where he stayed until my high school graduation from Sussex Central High School in 2001.

During his years at Sussex, his teacher Mrs. Lundy was the first to encourage him pursue art. He helped Ronald understand the process of creating art. He introduced him to the many forums of art and explained how artist can turn an empty canvas into a masterpiece. Mrs. Lundy also helped Ronald realize that art was a powerful talent that could inspire the masses.

Although Mrs. Lundy was the first teacher to show him the amazing world of art, Ronald’s mother, Phyllis Harris was the first person to show him art. She is a very creative person whom crafts, sews, and draws. When Ronald was younger, she would draw in a notebook that she had placed beside her bed. It was black and thick, with decorations placed all over the cover. Usually she would use the notebook for her next sewing project, but sometime He would be able to catch her doodling. Ronald believed these little drawing are what started it all for him. Seeing her draw from nothing but her imagination amazed him. How a person could do such a thing seemed almost magical. Sometime Ronald use to copy her drawings in his own notebook and trying to figure out how she drew things such as flower, geometric shape, or little house. He truly believes that these two people are responsible for encouraging him to pursue the arts as a profession.

As he grew older he began to draw and learn more about the art community, design community, and the tools of the trade. Years after, his designer’s eye turned toward the digital environment specifically Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. He found that he loved Illustrator because it was unlike any software that he seen before. It was vector based. This meant that his artwork could be scaled as large or as small as he wanted. He continued to use both Photoshop and Illustrator throughout his personal projects and professional career.

Realizing the vastness of the industry and the overwhelming amount of fields he could enter, Ronald began to look for areas of high interest to focus on. He experimented with everything from t-shirt to web design. Finally settling on a small portfolio that consisted of the following: web design, logo design, motion graphics, and soon, game development. And even though he could easily narrow his focus on just one of the four career fields, he believes these four are the right amount.

With the skills that Ronald is learning, his goals are to: gain the experience from within the industry from the best companies and people in the industry, learn more advance technics, and start doing work for clients. After gaining experience inside the industry and obtaining the confidence he need, Ronald’s goal is to branch out on his own and start a design studio. The studio will create games, print media, and web contain.

To achieve these goals Ronald is currently attending Thomas Nelson Community College, seeking a degree in Computer Arts. He also reads: designer’s case studies, art magazines and art books, to better understand the art industry.

If you ask him to describe his work with one phrase he would say, “my work is simply in natural and done well.” Ronald likes to believe that his works’ focus is on the message first with supporting elements added after to enhance that message. Once he feels like that mission is delivered properly and enhanced with good design elements his job is done. To Ronald, over designing and decorating content can cause the message to be lost, which is never a good thing.
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