My name is Vanessa Otero. I am a freelance digital media artist from Washington State. I grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and love the mixture of nature and metropolitan. I've been making websites since 2001, starting with small fan sites and helping friends style their blogs, and growing into helping people make small business websites and portfolios. I specialize in simple designs, stylized images and Photoshop. After years of design as a hobby, I decided to go to school and start working in the field full time. I found a job working for a great Seattle-based company as part of a team managing content for thousands of client websites.
I enjoy creating digital and classic mediums - my favorites including Photoshop, Illustrator, Watercolors and plain old ink pen on paper. Current Projects I amworking on include a prebound book of watercolor paper that I intend of filling with gorgeous watercolor flowers (I'm about halfway done), a similar book with Zentangles, and of course this website, which is in constant states of redesign, since 2001 when I started my first blog. I also design MTG deck boxes for my 3D printer and have recently started painting miniature figurines for board games.
My hobbies include 3D printing, Magic: The Gathering, board games, music, movies & TV, video games and travel. I love organization, and have filing systems for everything I own.
What I've Been Working on Lately
Some of My Skills
Multimedia tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Soundbooth. Wavosaur
Communication Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and Powerpoint. Experience with Open Office equivalents as well
Programming Environments: Notepad, Crimson Editor, Adobe Dreamweaver
Social Networking Sites: Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Reddit, Pinterest
Content Writing: Wordpress, Blogger, Experience writing and editing content on Wiki sites
Drag and Drop websites: Ning, Weebly, Wix