The Class:

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of computer-based design and multimedia production. The course will cover basic concepts in the areas of graphic design, animation, and designing for interactivity. These concepts will help prepare students for more advanced studies in 2D and 3D animation and in multimedia production and programming.

Tony Sindelar









Fundamentals of Graphic Communication (cs391)

Evelyn Lee Barney


The Assignments:


1) cs391 Portfolio

2) Document Design

3) Color Theory

4) Typography

5) Design Finale

6) Character & Story

7) Animation

8) Into The Dark

9) Ms. Piggy

10) Write-up on Final

11) Final (eLearning)


You should know that unlike most portfolios, this section is not only "best work." It is a map of progress made throughout the course (cs391), and includes the good, the bad, and a bit of ugly. Please keep that in mind as you browse these pages.

A note on the design of this page:

My choice of colors for this portal are based on the image Acorn and Acorn Leaf from Dreams Time Stock Images, used according to licence. The acorn is symbolic of growth, and strength. In religious imagery it is often used as a symbol of rebirth. I've found acorns attractive since childhood, and since I am embarking on a second career and continuing to challenge myself though the second half of life, it seemed an appropriate symbol.


Many English speaking authors have used the image of the tiny acorn and the mighty oak tree, as far back as Chaucer. The following, more modern couplet, is perhaps one of the best known:

Large streams from little fountains flow,
Tall oaks from little acorns grow;


David Everett, Lines Written for a School Declamation

Evelyn Lee Barney is a non-traditional student who holds an A. S. in Electronics and Computer Technology from Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA and a certificate in Professional Writing and Technical Communication from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is currently completing her B. A. in English at UMass Amherst, and racing her son, who is also a UMass student, to commencement.