My name is Justin Hanen. I am currently a junior at Bradley University majoring in Interactive Media with a minor in Social Media Marketing. I am passionate about using innovation to express my creativity. I enjoy using various media to allow my ideas to come to life. I have been enhancing my abilities and building my design skill set at Bradley. Within the Interactive Media major, I have enrolled in classes to further my understanding of design basics when creating websites, applications, games, and other projects. The program has taught me how to best utilize programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Affects, and Audition. I have also completed a 2-Dimensional art class to learn basic drawing concepts and technics.
In my free time I enjoy listening to music, attending music festivals and concerts, and playing lacrosse. I am also involved in Bradley's Greek life. As a member of the Delta Rho chapter of Sigma Chi, I have had the opportunity to participate in Service on Saturday service projects that give back to our community such as supporting the annual Festival of Trees.
For my 2-Dimensional art final I wanted to design a painting that many would be enjoyed for years to come. I selected the DJ Booth in the basement in my fraternity as the perfect location. I used Photoshop to design and then sketched out and painted it all by hand.
For my second project I made a 2-Dimensional arcade game built in Stencyl. I learned how to code all of the movements and actions in the game. The game was comprised of all original artwork. I utilized Illustrator and Photoshop to bring Alex the Alien to life in my game.