intro
photo of me

My name is Natalie Rockhold and I am a student at Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts and Technology. This is my website index, or the main website that will direct you to every other website I have made during my time in this program. My three classes of English, Design, and Digital Media all worked together to help me create the projects presented by these websites.

My time at Freestyle is separated into different units, each about a month long. We learn how to use new applications and create a website summarizing all that we learned during the month. Each section of this website links you to a distinct unit of Freestyle in which I explored a different creative approach. This program has helped me so much in exploring my interest in digital media and graphic design. Hopefully the evolution of the webpages on this site show my growth and maturation as a student. For more information on all the projects, click here

conceptual
conceptual photo
conceptual photo

The conceptual unit was my first unit at Freestyle (August 2016). The focus question of this unit was "How can I use unconventional forms to express myself?" I created a digital photograph, experimental music, and poetry. The works are a bit rough, looking back on them, but I learned a lot about the Adobe Applications in my first few months. For Freestyle's page about the project prompt, click here

Click on any of the images to see my conceptual website.

narrative one
narrative 1 photo
narrative 1 photo

The narrative unit focused on the question of "How well can you visually tell a structured story?" I wrote a story, which I then made into a graphic novel and eventually an animation. This unit was challenging and tedious, but I was excited to show off my drawing skills. I'm extremely proud of my final product. For Freestyle's page about the project prompt, click here

Click on any of the images to see my narrative one website.

documentary
documentary photo
documentary photo
documentary photo

This unit explored the question "How do you creatively and truthfully portray a significant person, group, place, idea, or issue in the community?" I created a full documentary book and video highlighting a local farm. For Freestyle's page about the project prompt, click here

Click on any of the images to see my documentary website.

explorations

Our final project of junior year had us answer the prompt, "How can you find, explore, and/or expand your passion?" I chose to focus on digital art in Photoshop, researching color and mood. For Freestyle's page about the project prompt, click here

Click on any of the images to see my explorations website.

reflections

Reflections was the first project of senior year. We went deeper into the applications we knew from last year and created a project that showed another person's perspective through writing and a photograph. For Freestyle's page about the project prompt, click here

Click on any of the images to see my reflections website.

narrative two

The narrative two unit is a continuation of the narrative one unit from junior year, but we were allowed to expand our story with dialogue and use our new skills to create higher-quality narrative productions. For Freestyle's page about the project prompt, click here

Click on any of the images to see my narrative two website.

zenith

The zenith project is the ultimate project we complete at Freestyle. It is completely open ended and allows us to follow a passion of our choice and create something great. For Freestyle's page about the project prompt, click here

Click on any of the images to see my zenith website.

portfolio

Freestyle provided a panel of experts from the field, who came to review our work. This is the portfolio I created to show them. Hopefully it is an accurate summary of my work over the past two years and reflects my love for digital media.For Freestyle's page about the project prompt, click here

Click on any of the images to see my portfolio.

old index

The index website you see today is actually the second version of this website. The first was created my junior year, before I had many of the Javascript skills that I possess today. Although it no longer represents my abilities, it has a special place in my heart as the first website I ever created. I actually ended up preserving some of the images and design choices that I made.

Click on any of the images to see my old index website.

natalie rockhold