Senior skills slay showcase

Seniors studying communication gathered together on Thursday, June 23, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center to display their senior projects in the Communication Senior Showcase.

Students select various topics that are important to them and formulate a final project as a culmination of the skills they developed while attending BYU-I, according to the BYU-I website.

Adam Doan, a senior studying communication, said he developed a wakeboard and wakeskate blog, called My Wake Set, designed to help beginners learn new tricks.

“I noticed that there were a number of trick-tips focused on how to do different flips and spins, but there wasn’t really anything for grinds and rails,” Doan said. “My friends and I decided we wanted to do something about that.”

Doan said he decided on this project because he noticed a void he could fill in a field he is passionate about.

“This was a passion project for me,” Doan said. “Wakeskating is still a pretty new thing so my friend ‘Stinky’ and I just wanted to contribute where we could.”

Jacob Nowlin, a senior studying communication, said he helped a clothing company called Koroski Apparel get set up and market themselves on social media.

“I eventually want to do this as a career, so I thought it would be a good excuse to do it as a final project,” Nowlin said. “I basically just told them what they needed to do better and gave them some examples of how I could help them improve.”

Tobie Madsen, a senior studying communication, said she created an online print shop, called Early Bird Print Shop, where she sells original prints that she designs.

“I already had a pretty solid knowledge of Photoshop, but for this project, I decided to use InDesign,” Madsen said. “I spent a lot of hours in InDesign and really learned a lot.”

While working on her project, Madsen was contacted by a client who wanted her to do some work for them.

“About halfway through my project, I decided to post some stuff to social media, and someone contacted me about doing some prints for them,” Madsen said. “It was really unexpected but really cool, too, because now I have a professional client just from this project.”

'Senior skills slay showcase' has no comments

Be the first to comment this post!

Would you like to share your thoughts?

Your email address will not be published.

Copyright 2015 BYU-I Scroll