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Rebecca Perkins

I have taken a lot of art classes, with art pieces that have been in a few art shows. I have experience with Photoshop and GIMP, I am currently in a 3D modeling and 3D printing class. I have printed off of a 3D printer, and I have created 5 or 6 3D models so far. I have 11 years experience with media presentation using Macs and various programs like PowerPoint and ProPresenter. I also like to keep up with new tech and I’m constantly researching the newest stuff.

I have made quite a few art pieces with varying media. Mostly oil pastels, paint, pen and digital, but I have printed off 3D models that I have designed in Blender. I have successfully printed a vase, I’m about to start printing a dragon, and I have modeled (and painted in program with a Wacom tablet) a bow and arrow, as well as some characters from TV Shows, like Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls. Traditional art aside, all off my digital art is self-taught.

I can’t pinpoint a time when I didn’t love working with or learning about tech. I remember being as proud as a 5 year old could be when I had to help my mom figure out how to work her email, I remember being really happy when I could talk to my dad, who works in networking and telecommunications, and hold my own in a conversation about techy stuff. I began to volunteer on the tech team at my church, and I remember being excited to go to practice every week because it meant I got to work with a lot of fancy equipment and learn how to use it quickly and efficiently. As the years went by I realized I also really enjoyed drawing and creating things, so when I found out about Wacom tablets, it was like a glorious marriage of my two favorite things, computers and art. High school was really where It all began to come together though. My senior year I took an AP Computer Science course and fell in love with programming, at the same time I was taking a Digital Art class. That was when I realized it is entirely possible for me to get a job in the future doing this stuff. I began looking into schools with a good Computer Science major and I found EKU. I’ve been here ever since.

From this point in my life, I want to continue creating things. I love working with Blender and Photoshop and I love my major. I’m hoping to graduate in 2 or 3 years and get a job where I can continue to work with both art and computers.

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