Monthly Archives: March 2017

Internship: weeks 6,7

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog!

©Roksolana Ivashkevych Photography

In this post I decided to add this image as for me it symbolizes hard work and perseverance. Why would I talk about it? Because these two weeks were rather complicated and required a lot of hard work and energy from me. At my internship, we moved to coding of the site,  building the theme from scratch and editing it using PHP. I needed to do a lot of reading of WordPress Codex, searching Youtube for related videos and the information there is not always clear and so it is very time consuming. Do not get me wrong, I like to learn new things, just sometimes they are hard to comprehend.

I really like one quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” It always keeps me motivated and pushes me to try new things which otherwise I would be scared to even start. I believe that the only thing that might keep us from doing something we want to try is the fear in our own head which is subjective in majority of cases. This fear would make us procrastinate or even keeping from starting as it blocks our self belief. This was the case with my internship work. I was scared to do some complex things which I did not know in the beginning, Yet the consistency and willingness to proof my fears wrong helped me on the way.

Never give up and be your own hero! Stay tuned…

Week 7 Assignment – Digital Storefront

Digital Storefront (electronic storefront, cyber storefront, e-storefront, online storefront, virtual storefront) is an e-commerce solution for merchants who want to host a website that offers goods and/or services for sale, advertises their products or services and for which consumer transactions are generated online; and which the customers or ‘window shoppers’ can visit at any time and from anywhere. It includes: Product display, online ordering software, inventory management applications, billing and online payment system, and payment processing software, Web analytics, secure socket layer (SSL) security, Web2Print, etc.

Web2print storefront: is a digital solution provided by web2print companies for people who want to perform printing business for companies and businesses. It allows to create and sell stationary, promotional printing (marketing elements), print on clothing, print on mugs etc. Here is a video I found which helps to understand what is web2print storefront

  1. Overview of the application.

One example of the storefront Application offering Web2Print solution is Webtools4print. They offer services like website building, Ecommerce implementation, Designing tool as well as customized personalized “storefront” for each unique visitor. 2. Competitors in this space:

In USA similar companies are: Red-Tie, PrintSites, efi, Design’N’Buy, MyPrintCloud, Web2print Experts, Rocket Print Software, OnPrintShop, Propago, Gelato, PageFlex, Pixopa, Print Science, Pixl Park, Avanti Systems, B2CPrint, PrintingForLess.

3. How would it be used and applied to a designers job function.

In my opinion, there is a lot of opportunity for the designer’s skills implementation in Storefront tool. This includes coding websites, designing appearance of the e-Commerce (online store), designing templates for Web2Print solutions.

Thank you

Internship: week 5

Hello again and thank you for visiting my mini-blog.

Recently I have been thinking a lot about eternity and transience of life. As we go through life, we enter different stages gaining experiences; and each moment leaves a trace of memory and each person or thing that we encounter adds to our greater world perception as well as the idea of what it means to be alive. I wanted to say that I am very grateful for a chance to have internship in an environment that is very peaceful to my soul and gives me positive emotions and thoughts. It is art that makes our life colorful. As Picasso once said, ‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.‘ To me, art is a rainbow on the sky after a rainy day.

©Roksolana Ivashkevych Photography

On the week 5 I finally moved to the stage of creating wiferames and mockups for the website. We implemented few ideas of how to make the site simple and easy to navigate. Since there will be a lot of photos on the site, it is of a great importance to figure out how to minimize the loading time of each page and make user experience pleasant and engaging.

Stay tuned…

Internship: week 4

Hello reader and welcome to my mini blog 🙂
My 4th week of the internship was a lot of fun. I had a chance to see the art creation process in the studio. Model came in and was posing for the portrait. She is a muse to the artist – my boss. The profess of painting creation starts with many drawing sketches under different lighting set up, the next step is either painting or sculpture of the model.
As for my work, I continued working on he content creation as well as started to map out the sitemap – the website structure. As I am not allowed to share the information about the site in progress, I am posting a picture of the art creation which I secretly took.

Thank you and stay tuned…