Emily's Portfolio

Web designer, artist, and more.


about me

Hi! My name is Emily, and I'm an eigth grader at OVMS. I'm a thirteen year old girl who likes to draw, code, and listen to music. I am an Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. I have gotten straight A's throughout my entire academic career, and I have a stellar record. I have participated in the Science Fair for three years. I participated in the Duke Talent Identification Program and so took the ACT, on which I scored a 25 composite. Click here to reach my resume.


Tech is by far my favorite subject. I am certified in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. In fact, I coded this entire website in Dreamweaver. I also am learning how to code in Python. I got a 975 on my Photoshop Certification Exam, which means I only missed one question. I have amazing grades in Technology, too. Examples of the websites I have coded are here, here, and here. In sixth grade, we learned about Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, and Excel) and learned the basics of programming in Scratch. In seventh, we learned about the Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) and got certified in them. So far in eigth grade we have learned about Dreamweaver, and we will learn about Flash. Some examples of my tech assignments are shown below.


A design done for the OVMS Art Club T-shirts.


A picture of Link from Legend of Zelda that I vectorized and colored in Adobe Illustrator.


A lionfish that I traced, vectorized, and colored in Adobe Illustrator for the OVMS Marine Life textbook.


A drawing of a panther done for the CAAT t-shirt design contest in Photoshop.


A drawing of a panther done for the CAAT t-shirt design contest in Photoshop.


An originally black and white whale I vectorized and colored in Adobe Illustrator.


A design for the OVMS Band brochure contest.


A mosaic design done in Adobe Illustrator and edited in Adobe Photoshop.


The full pagespread design for the Marine Life textbook done in Adobe InDesign.

social studies

Social Studies has been an evolving subject through my middle school career. In sixth grade it was World Cultures, where I learned about the different cultures and histories of various regions like Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. In seventh grade, it was Civics, where I learned about the American government and how it works. Now in eigth grade we have US History, where we are learning about the rich history of our nation. In our Social Studies classes we make maps, make study guides, take notes, and study history. This year I have done presentations on the battles of the American Revolution and Benjamin Franklin and I have also written a DBQ (Data-Based Question) essay on the Boston Massacre.


A slide from a Moving Timeline presentation I did on the battles of the American Revolution. Fullsize


Another slide from the American Revolution Moving Timeline. Fullsize


The last slide from the American Revolution Moving Timeline. Fullsize


Part of my Boston Massacre DBQ essay. Fullsize


Part of an analysis on the Roe v. Wade case for Civics. Fullsize

WAR OF 1812

Part of a DBQ extra credit essay. Fullsize

language arts

Language Arts is another subject in which I excel. Unlike other subjects, Language Arts did not change subjects through the years; it stayed Language Arts since sixth grade. However, the writing style and level of thought has greatly increased. Over the summer before sixth grade we read the novel Tangerine by Edward Bloor and we did a surface-level literary analysis. In class we read The Giver by Lois Lowry and did a deeper literary analysis on that. In seventh grade we seemed to focus more on writing; however we still read books like The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton and Flush by Carl Hiaasen. We also did projects on our own independent reading books and mine are in the slideshow below. Links: Fullsize Severin, Fullsize Emma


Powerful Project; Severin from The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. Fullsize


Powerful Project; Emma from Blind by Rachel DeWoskin. Fullsize


An example of a Pecha Kucha presentation I have done with the theme of the Dust Bowl on dust pneumonia. Fullsize


Part of a piece I had written for a class Socratic Seminar on Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. Fullsize


Part of an essay I have written on Dr. Seuss's children's books being anti-Nazi propaganda. Fullsize


Part of an essay outline for Hound of the Baskervilles. Fullsize


Science is one of my best subjects. I have participated in the Science Fair for the past three years, and in the Science Fair of 2015 I got second place in the Mathematics category at our school. In sixth grade, we had Earth & Space Science. We learned about Earth and the entire solar system. In seventh we had Life Science where we learned about the ecosystem and the different forms of life. This year, eigth grade, I'm taking Physical Science, where so far we have learned about gravity, atoms, and types of energy. Projects we have done this year includes projects on global warming, types of elements, and Science Fair.


A graph from my Science Fair experiment this year. Fullsize


A page of a research project on genetic diseases. Fullsize


The script for a presentation on how six graphs proved or disproved three claims on global warming. Fullsize


The proclamation of birth of Xenon for my Elemental Baby Book project. Fullsize


The last slide of the aforementioned global warming presentation. Fullsize


First page of a lionfish research paper done last year. Fullsize


For fun I like to draw and design. I have been drawing since I was born, and I have grown and evolved as an artist over my entire life. I am also a member of the art club at OVMS and I made the design for the club shirts shown below. I play the flute and am second chair in the OVMS Symphonic Band, and I have never gotten below a ninety on a playing test or chair test. In band we've played Just Dance by Lady Gaga, Land of 1,000 Dances, Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, Happy by Pharell, Jingle Jive (a jazzy composition of Jingle Bells), Variants on a Sea Shanty (colloquial title "What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor"), Marches of the Armed Forces (featuring the songs of the various Army branches, like the Caisson Song, Semper Paratus, and Anchors Aweigh), A Blessed Hymn (Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing), and other similar songs. I also built my own computer in early 2015.


Fan art of Chloe Price from Life is Strange. Fullsize


Concept art of two original characters. Fullsize


Fan art of Amethyst from Steven Universe. Fullsize


Fan art of Pearl from Steven Universe. Fullsize


Fan art of Lapis Lazuli from Steven Universe. Fullsize


Concept art of another original character. Fullsize