In this assignment, I tried my best to display who I currently am as a person. In my opinion, I felt that I did this well based on the pictures I posted on my website. For example, in my portfolio, I talk about exploring different food areas near Santa Barbara, and found out about Cajun Kitchen. I took pictures of the food I enjoyed eating there, which shows the people why I liked the food there. I also posted pictures of the areas I have explored at SB, namely Inspiration point, the beach near Anacapa, and Campus Point. The beautiful sunrise picture at Anacapa allows others to see the beauty that I saw. I believe that pictures are a silent way to convey emotions, and in this example, I wanted to convey the joy I experienced when I saw this sunrise. In my summer 2018 section, I clearly describe what I did during the summer with a description and a collection of pictures next to that description. This was to add a visual connection to the readers with my story so they can relate to it better. My descriptions were minimal to prevent the readers from losing interest, and to compensate, I added more pictures of the experiences I had during the summer to give the audience an efficient way to see more of what I did. For example, I said I watched a lot of speedruns of games during the summer. I specifically kept the description short because I felt that by providing pictures of the games I watched, it would keep the audience’s interest.
The main picture on the website is the Golden Gate bridge, which reflects my hometown in San Francisco. I believe this picture is very effective in describing my background because of the large background on the main page. It reflects how being raised in San Francisco was a big part of my life. I decided to put the picture as the background before announcing that I was from San Francisco to establish the impression of SF’s beauty before explicitly stating that I am from SF.
I clearly describe myself with a picture next to me. The purpose of the picture is to show that I am currently in a fraternity, specifically Theta Tau. This sparks curiosity and surprise for the people who see this, since it’s a side of me that I don’t get to talk about that often. It causes the audience to become more interested in the fraternity, which is a co-ed engineering one. Adjacent to the picture is a description of myself as a UCSB student. The purpose of this is to describe myself in the current state. This way, the audience understands who I currently am, and not who I was. Below my picture there is a famous quote from Michael Scott from The Office. I added this quote because it creates an “ah-ha” moment for the audience who gets it, which also makes them understand my kind of humor or entertainment.