About Me

Who Am I?

About Me

Hi, my name is Verne Quentin Hoge. I was born in Bloomington, Illinois. Growing up, my family moved around a lot and we ended up living in Chester, Illinois where I graduated from high school.  As a result of this move, I excelled in cross country and track and was recruited with the lure of an academic scholarship to Lindenwood University.   In college, I continued to develop as an athlete.  Our team earned our way to nationals in Lake Placid placing third.  We also won three meets that year.  When I was not involved in athletic pursuits, I served as a Student Ambassador, worked as a tutor in the tutoring center, and served as Treasurer for the computer club HyperLynx.

 

In addition to my on-campus activities, I was also active in community projects.  I participated in the Living Lands and Waters Mississippi River Cleanup and aided the Missouri Disabled Water Ski Association with adaptive clinics.

 

After four years of study, I graduated with an A average from Lindenwood University with a B.A. majoring in Interactive Media and Web Design and minoring in History. I am currently looking for a full-time position that will enable me to learn from a senior designer. By doing so, I will find work I have a passion for.

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MY NEXT LIFE GOAL

January 2018

My next life goal is to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. This degree was not available at Lindenwood. Hopefully I can start at SIUE soon because this will really allow me to achieve my aim.

Aerie's Resort

HIRED AT AERIE'S RESORT - GRAFTON IL

September 2017

Aerie’s Resort in Grafton IL is where I am working currently as a part time Multimedia Designer. This is my first job in this field, and I am learning as I go. So far I have worked on designing advertisements for different mediums, developed webpages for the company’s website, made video using my camera and drone, and shot photography for in-house events.

College Friends

GRADUATED FROM LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY

December 2016

Not only did I graduate with an A average, but I also made a great group of friends along the way. We made lasting memories in our classes, study groups, and group projects. We never had a boring moment. Thank you to everyone I met at LU; you were awesome!

BEGAN DOING FREELANCE WORK

February 2016

After a few semesters into my major, I started learning some real-life useful skills. People started hearing about me, and they asked for my help. I always said yes. So far I have developed websites, produced videos, provided photography, created graphics, and made layout designs for different local businesses.

DECLARED A MAJOR

May 2014

By the end of my sophomore year, I started to seriously think about my future career. I had doubts about a career in biology because I did not enjoy the class work. I began considering my other options, and decided to do something with computers. Computer Science was my number one choice, but Lindenwood did not offer that major. I had to settle with Interactive Media and Web Design. I soon found out I really liked it.

Cross Country Nationals

USCAA NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY MEET

December 2012

This Cross Country Meet was the biggest accomplishmet of my running career. Not only did the team qualify for the USCAA National in New York, but we also placed third. All that hard work paid off, creating lasting memories with good friends.

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ENROLLED AT LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY

August 2012

I enrolled at Lindenwood University on an athletic scholarship for Cross Country and Track. Running on the collegiate level was my goal in high school. Running was my only focus so I did not put much thought into choosimg a major.  I started in Biology and later changed my major to Interactive Media and Web Design.

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Personal Projects

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Professional Work

What I do?

I like to think of myself as a Multimedia designer because I do not just create websites. I integrate multiple forms of media to satisfy the client’s needs. Most of the time my projects involve a combination the lists below.   

Web Design

Planning, designing, developing and maintaining pages, while using a variety of skills during production, are the main premises of web design.

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Mobile Application Design

A collaboration of graphics, user-experiences, and user-interface designs are very important considerations when a mobile application is under construction. An effective integration of these elements leads to both an interesting and useful experience.

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Game Design

Forming a fun game is hard! A fun game requires visually appealing elements, good game mechanics, simple rules, and a goal that requires strategy, skill, or luck to win the game.

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Graphic Design

The Art of Visual Communication involves the use of typography, photography, and illustrations to convey meaning and depth.

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Video Production

The process of creating video follows three main steps; Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production. Time, attention to detail, and cohesiveness all factor in to a good finalized video.

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Photography

Professional photography requires a wide range of technical skills, blended together with an artistic eye, to capture the subject through the lens of the camera.

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My Creative Process

  • Discover

    Research trends and discover the goals of the project

  • Envision

    Transforms findings into ideas and creative solutions

  • Design

    Concept materialized from ideas onto paper

  • Execute

    Brings the design to life ensuring everything goes according to plan

  • Test

    Evaluating the project, implementing changes and launching the project

Skill Inventory List

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Indesign

Adobe Premiere

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Audition

Atom

FileZella

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Adobe Connect

Autoprefixer

Chrome DevTools

Cpanel

Github

Google Analytics

Material.io

Bootstrap

AniCollection

phpMyAdmin

WordPress

W3C Markup Validation Service

HTML

CSS

SASS

JavaScript

Jquery

PHP

MySQL

Search Engine Optimization

Processing

Canon EOS 80D

Photo Editing

Video Editing

Wireframes

Responsive Design

Material Design

UI Design

UX Design