Working as a summer counselor at an overnight camp.

Welcome to my e-Portfolio! My name is Max Cooper and I am a transfer sophomore student at Ithaca College that is majoring in Emerging Media with a concentration in Design and Production.

Technology is constantly changing and evolving at incredibly fast paces.  As consumers, we are finding it more and more difficult to keep up with these various life cycles.  Apple Inc. just rolled out their fourth generation iPad just six months from when their previous third generation iPad was released.  This release broke their consistent one-year release cycle that the company has generally used for the past several years.  It is moments like these when one must stop and think about how technology is becoming essential for our everyday lives.  This is the main reason why I have decided to pursue my career within emerging media.

At this point in my life, I am not exactly sure what position I would like to be within the media field.  Some of my main interests are design and development for digital arts.  Over the past couple of years I have been exploring subjects of graphic, print, and Web design by using the Adobe Creative Suite applications, such as: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver, in order to enhance my skills.  Recently, I have begun to learn the computer languages of Python and Java, which will only benefit me even more towards future success within the media field.

Whatever outlet I chose for my career, I am highly confident that the Roy H. Park School of Communications will provide me with the various skills and knowledge I need in order to be successful within the media industry.