Teacher Portraits Year II

Currently, in my Creative Media Arts class, we have been given complete freedom to make our own project based on something we are interested in. We could choose anything from writing and filming a movie to taking photos of a product for a real company. As you might already know, I was in charge of […]

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Interview

A few weeks ago, one of our assignments was to interview someone from the community that could help us better ourselves in our class jobs. I chose my dad, Danny Thorogood. He works at TransUnion in SLO as the head web developer. He works very close to the CTO of the company and knows some […]

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Interview With a Customer

At DireLights, we make some pretty good products. The handcrafted 100% soy wax candles are things we take lots of time making so that they look and smell perfect. Our operations team has been working really hard to keep up with all of the demand behind the products, especially coming up on Valentine’s day. I […]

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Warrior Project

DireLights is a student-run candle business where we make and sell candles to the public either at events, shows, or through our website. This is a great way to get into business and learn the skills to create your own one day. Occasionally, we will get special tasks from people in our community. For example, […]

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Product Photography

The DireLights catalog is fully underway now! There is some serious work being put into it and we are so excited to see how it comes out. We have different categories to put each candle in (5 candles for each season of the year, plus a year-round section.) The format is just about ready for […]

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Catalog and Marketing Design Tips

In DireLights, our final project is to come up with and design something new to bring into the company for people to use or explore in some way. This can be any innovation you can think of, ranging from new candle designs to a promotional video. I love this idea of having the students taking […]

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The Psychology of Success

For this week, I decided to listen to a podcast to get a better understanding of how to succeed as a business. The podcast is “The Psychology of Success” recorded by Tony Robbins. I decided to listen to this podcast because I am interested in how the mind determines success and how different people view […]

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Task Management Software Tools

Management software is very useful to tackle big projects between multiple people. Task management tools are loaded with features and functionality that help teams and managers collaborate better, create to-do lists, and stay organized across multiple tasks, projects, and offices. There are many different ones to chose from, but which one is the best? Task […]

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How to be an Effective Leader

Leading is a tough thing for anyone to do. A leader must be trustworthy, loyal, and be able to manage many different people so things can run smoothly. If an unworthy leader is in charge, things can go horribly wrong. This post will sum up some of the most important aspects of being a leader […]

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How to Make a Product Catalog

This week’s blog post will be about how to create a professional catalog using photoshop. The author of the video made a set by step process on how to create the catalog with proper dimensions and text styles. This video is going to help a lot when we actually begin creating the catalog.  The first […]

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