Motion Graphics: Branding Myself

My second run with After Effects went pretty well. I learned what “pre-compositions”¬†were, but there is still so much more to try. Enjoy!


This Day in History: Blog Promotions

As you can see below, I created these graphics to accompany the Saturday blog posts that I do for Cybrary. The series is “This Day in History,” and each week there is a slightly different take on the events covered. If you’d like to read the original posts, click on the images. (I will update this post after the last two articles have been published.)

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Motion Graphics: My first attempt with AE

This is a rough intro to the short film “Back to the Grind” that I am creating for my motion graphics class. First time using After Effects!

Display Ideas!

Updated 1/18/2017: updated content below divider line.

Update 2 – 1/31/2017: Final display printed and ready for show! Pictures at the bottom.

Cybrary has been invited to several events in 2017, on of which is BSides Nova. In preparation for this event, our team has been deciding on designs for the pop-up banner that will be on display at the upcoming conventions. One design I thought of (to fit the brand) is a dark background – which mirrors the website – and faded gradient triangles that lead to the logo and tagline.

The goal of the banner/display at these conventions is to attract attention quickly among the hundreds of other companies and then get those who are attracted to you to come and learn more. With this theme, we think that our company is stand out while not overdoing the cliche “tech scenario” – i.e. the background being a picture of someone “hacking” on a computer.

More designs will come, as we have not settled on a final theme, but for now, here is one sample that I created for a 10′ x 10′ display.


The design we settled on is below. It incorporates two versions of the company logo to increase brand recognition and includes side text to help promote one of our main product lines.



Course Promotion

The newest Cybrary course, CISO, was released today. Below is the course header image, and the hover/non-hover state course square used for the course catalog.

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Looking Forward

As 2016 rests in peace as part of history here is a little something (late of course) to make you feel like you didn’t miss out on fireworks! Happy New Year. May 2017 be even better than 2016.