After a little more than two years, I figured it was high time to put aside a few hours to add some new portfolio items and make some tiny visual tweaks to this site — mostly related to how the portfolio rendered and how uniformly the projects were presented.
It took quite a bit of trial and error to determine that the odd “missing teeth” gaps in the one-page portfolio display were being caused by titles and descriptions that exceeded a certain character count. And it was that tedious trial-and-error process that I’d been dreading.
What was added?
- The Spokane Auto Show brochure: 2018 marks the second year that I’ve written this in its entirety (save for the welcome message).
- A PrinterLogic case study for Oklahoma City Community College: This is one of about two dozen case studies I’ve done for PrinterLogic over the past couple of years.
- An Astronics “Solution Brief” white paper: Designed for a specialist high-tech audience, this discusses the advantages of massively parallel system-level testing.
- Two recent Health & Home articles: One on performance anxiety in children, the other on the challenges and rewards of step-parenting.
There are also new or updated excerpt descriptions, better previews and additional details to existing projects, such as these profiles I did for Gonzaga Magazine a few years ago.
For every cutting that makes its way into the portfolio, there are a dozen that don’t. Here’s a quick journalism byline roundup from the past few weeks:
- A brief book review (subscriber-only) of Wheeler Winston Dixon’s Black and White Cinema (TLS, February 20)
- “Vienna Calling,” an interview with Maria Ahn previewing the Spokane Symphony’s ‘Vienna, City of Dreams’ concert (Inlander, February 22)
- “Screen Time,” a review of the Spokane Civic Theatre’s production of Two Point Oh (Inlander, March 8)
- “Feeling Festive,” a preview of the myriad upcoming festivals at Stage Left Theater (Inlander, March 15)
- “Love Triangle,” a preview of the Spokane Symphony’s concert featuring works by Robert Schumann, Brahms and Bach (Inlander, April 12)
It’s now almost May, which means that most of my free time is going to be taken up with community volunteering, at least until the Emerson-Garfield Farmers’ Market season ends in late September. In other words, it could be a while before the next update. Though not, I hope, two years.