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My name is Vanessa Otero. I am a digital media artist from Washington State, with a strong understanding of visual balance and color. I grew up surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and love the mixture of nature and metropolitan. I feel inspired by nature, the colors, textures and patterns that appear there.

I enjoy working with Adobe's Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, and Soundbooth. I am comfortable with HTML/CSS, and have basic PHP skills.. I have been teaching myself InDesign and Fireworks. I am constantly in search of new ways to create things, and enjoy taking online classes in my spare time, as well as devouring web tutorials and information to learn new programs and techniques. I have recently graduated with an AA in Digital Media from Olympic College and hope to both gain some industry experience and pursue my BA in the same field.

I create art because life is so boring without it. I love colors and textures and the different processes, and sometimes I feel like there are two different artists inside, the one who likes the art school rules of composition and design, and the artist who likes grunge and abstract patterns. My immediate art goals are to begin sketching in a pocketbook I keep in my purse, and to work on watercolors. I have been working on an image library, where I store pictures of interesting subjects, objects, color schemes, patterns and textures. I hope to start using these images and ideas in my artwork.

My hobbies include gardening, travel, video games, music, movies zombie apocalypse and collecting spoons. I love organization, and have filing systems for everything I own. My friends describe me as OCD, but I don't let it get in the way of my creativity.

Some of my skills include:

HTML/CSS, beginning PHP, Coffee Cup FTP Web Design and tools

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Soundbooth. Wavosaur Multimedia tools

Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and Powerpoint. Experience with Open Office equivalents as well Communication Software

Notepad, Crimson Editor, Adobe Dreamweaver Programming Environments

Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Linkedin Social Networking Sites

Wordpress, Blogger, Experience writing and editing content on Wiki sites Content Writing

Ning, Weebly, Wix Drag and Drop websites