WHAT IS KATABLOG?
When I started this blog in 2009, it was for a class I was taking at University of Washington called Basics of New Media, essentially Blogging 101.
Initially, I had to blog as part of the class assignments. The initial entries are analyses on communication and the internet. That was a class I took at my last quarter at the University of Washington. After graduating, I found myself wanting to document what I was doing with my life. I hadn’t found a job in the Communications field (I blamed it on the “death” of journalism, but perhaps I just wasn’t ready). So, I blogged about my artistic endeavors that flourished with my new found spare time. Ever since I have been blogging about the things that I have made and the things I have been learning about creativity, thought and design.
I am currently attending Seattle Central Community College for graphic design. I am grateful for this experience because now I frequently have stuff to write and share.
Often I write about my teachers’ advice. When you read the names Jill, Jason, Tim, Tom, Chris, Marc, Erik and Doris, note that they are not the names of my classmates, but my instructors. They have a variety of skills and teach different topics depending on the time of year. I would note their corresponding classes, but to me it hasn’t been so clear. It’s been a blur of cross-pollinating knowledge slowly forming into a fabric of understanding of the constantly expanding work for designers.