Thursday, December 16, 2010

Revised RLN site

Here it is ;)

The book of Rat

This is my website at the moment. I'm still waiting on replies back from some employers on some non-disclosure agreements.
Link tothe website can be found here


I'm world wide!!!




my portfolio site v.10,000.5...
i really tried to find the intersection between believably professional
and absolutely ridiculous.  

I hope you enjoy.

photography with graphic design together..


super rad web artist.
i'm mega jealous...
you will be too.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Melissa MacAlpin

This is our redesign of Melissa MacAlpin's website.

Christine DaCruz new website

This website was created in Wordpress, by Pavlina Perry, Magdalena Malachowska, Jeffrey Mariano.    

bgustafson online

Below is a screen cap of our client's site, Brian Gustafson, a current professor here at NJCU. It showcases his life's work as an accomplished sculptor.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dominance War V

Well you don't have to join CGhub's team(I will. However for those unaware there is a global CG artist competition going that everyone can compete in. However I warn you if you join up and compete don't bring your A game, bring your AAA Game because you'll be competing against people who produce Triple A quality work. This competition is annual and usually sponsered by big companies such as Blizzard, Bioware, gameartisans, etc. The prizes are big and it's a media covered event as well considered to be the olympics of CG artists. I encourage everyone who wants to make a name for themself to get involved, because even if you don't win you people do watch this compeition and as they say "you never know whos watching".

Currently the event is in the "warm-up" stage. involving the creation of MMO class concepts. I could easily fill this entire page with information, but that would be rude. So I'll simply say for more information either click the image above or go here:

Blindrat Studios

I kept forgetting to do this sorry. here is a screencap of my website, I've learned a few more tricks and experimented a bit with a few alternate layouts, but this served as a good stomping ground for me. I decided against uploading it to my host. However I'll be posting screencaps of the new portfolio later in the week.

(i hate macs....grrrrrrr)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Smashing Magazine Presentation

Here is a link to smashing magazine. The rest of the links from my presentation are on

Jessica's online portfolio

Presentation on Web Comics

LinkIf you can find the first web comic Witches and Stiches would be great because I also want to see it.

Links to my presentations: Acton
For diesel sweeties you can look on these specific faces to see famous faces:
Barack Obama: 1685
Ozzy Osbourne: 154
Arnold S. 748
Richard Stevens: 1525,805,1806

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"This Is Not A Show"

Last Friday night, I had the chance to visit Professor Ca├žoilo at her _gaia Studios to view her exhibit entitled "This Is Not A Show." I created a post on my blog about the evening so when you guys have a chance, please feel free to come on by.

No complete yet...
it was such a challenge to get my lightbox working and it doesn't look perfect but I am determined to get it where I want it to be eventually !! But for now i got my portfolio done for now until I get through with the second edition enjoy!

magmal design

 magmaldesign (Magdalena Malachowska) is the name of my portfolio site. My idea was to get clean and simple design which would reflect my personal style.

My Super-Duper-Awesome-Website and Presentation

Hey, waddup - its the Mac-attack!!

Here's the artist, I'm presenting on - Karl Kerschl, author of the webcomic "the Abominable Charles Christopher". Follow it on this link

Here's some interviews:

In addition, here's also a screenshot of WIP website:

Like I said before its a WIP. There are small edits I need to make but overall I am very
pleased with the way my website came out: It was frustrating and very tedious but
I am very happy with the way it came out and I hope to keep polishing my css. editing skills
and help make my website truly stand out.


My Portfolio

This is my portfolio site. I wanted to keep the layout of the website simple, and put more emphasis on my works- which are in two categories: graphics and illustrations.

I like to describe a lot of my work as "kitsch with a stick up it's butt".  I always employ a strict grid in my composition, however, the content that I design often times has a hello kitty meets precious moments kind of aesthetic.  I really enjoy this juxtaposition.   

For my portfolio design, I first and foremost, wanted this website to represent this part of me so I naturally gravitated towards the "crotchety kitsch" that I use in a lot of my work.  You can see how stringently I used a grid to layout the elements of my website but the colors are very fun and little kid-like.  The cherry on top of all of this rediculosity is the world's most awesome cat dreaming about rainbow cake (which is very delicious so who wouldn't want to dream about it all day every day) and cursing. is a portfolio website. The main intention of the website is to highlight my graphic work rather than the website itself. This is the reason why all I worked in a two lines grids with white tables. I was influenced by Jeffrey Zeldman who uses the same layout for his website. I am working on my wordpress blog which will replace the existing one.


Howdy. Below is a link to my initial portfolio site. This is a work in progress and in due time, will look much different from what it is now. Hopefully. Thanks for looking.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sketchbook Tour 2011

This isnt directly related to web design, but i thought it was a pretty cool project nonetheless so I figured I'd share it with you all. As artists and designers, we've all at some point used a sketchbook so here's your chance to get your work seen and eventually become part of a permanent exhibit at the Brooklyn Art Library. For more information, visit the website below. The deadline for signups is November 15, 2010. Enjoy.

Sketchbook Project 2011


Helpful links from class 11/4

Css tutorial

More tutorials from TutVid

50+ Free photo galleries

w3schools css reference


Came across this site the other day and it kinda relates to the project we just finished. In case any of you were wondering what our President has been doing since being elected, this site is for you.

Design Your Own Foodtruck

Im extremely late in getting this in, but this is my contribution to the non-linear web design project.  The site is hosted on my server so you can all enjoy or not enjoy it at your leisure. Thanks.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Magnum versus Getty images - my speech sometime ago

Hi guys,
sometime ago, I posted on delicious my talk about Magnum versus Getty images, in case someone did not see it, here is the website: &
See you tomorrow

Presentation Info.

Here is a link to webkinz.....

Monday, November 1, 2010

Looking for a webhost...

I'm looking around for a good webhost and I'm curious as to any recommendations. Current;y I';m leaning toward fatcow(I like cows), but if anyone has a host they feel is a better choice feel free to shout em out!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

links to portfolio websites

Tappin Gofton

Jason Santa Maria - Magdalena's Presentation

My presentation was about Jason Santa Maria graphic designer living in Brooklyn, founder of typedia and more. Here is his website

Khoi Vinh ^_^

My presentation was on Web designer Khoi Vinh. As I promised, here is the link to the entire interview we watched briefly during the presentation. Enjoy!

P.S. I will also post a link to his blog in Delicious.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CGhub challenge

Hey guys and gals, there is currently a competition going on at CGhub that anyone can join in. It involves using mudbox which is a digital sculpting program. The challenge is to create a warrior concept and using the mudbox software make a digital sculpt out of it. The software is free to use for the duration of the contest. I figured this would be relevant to us as we're a class exploring new media.  Digital sculpture and 3d printing is still a fairly new form that has been taking off lately so if anyone is interested in joining in the fun, professional or beginner to 3d modeling this is a great opportunity to learn a new software and have a chance at possibly winning something for your efforts.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Crowtoriun

Hey guys sorry for not being there. I had to deal with a very bad case of medical mess today. I'm doing a little better, but anyway when I was able to get up and work I decided to upload and make the site available for everyone to access and use on their own time. I wanted to make this a weekly event and kind of thing and the site is based off old Dungeouns and dragons mixed with choose your own adventure, making it into a hybrid of a story and a game. If anyone wants to check the coding or look at the art files up close the files are there for you to use(as long as you're not profiting from it of course hehe) I left in the words on both the pages and text as aI tested it on a few people and some prefered to have one or the other or both. I personally am not too sure about it, so any input if at all possible would be lovely.

Also for the love of god, do not use comcast personal webhosting to host your site, it is a really painful process to get everything working, because you have to set permisions for each file one at a time.
I found a great way to how I can remember my vacation forever in a new unique way. So my story was the couple of days I had on the boat.

SigNIT Spy Action!!

Bringing you guys some old-fashioned hand drawn action to the web!!
"My Mother" website is based in the idea of cultural changes and how this can determinate the career the child end doing. Also, the website illustrates the stereotype we some times have when think about different cultures.     

Rebound Game

we've all been there. you got dumped! and it sucks superbad hardcore and sometimes the mourning process can be considerable. eventually, though, you have to put away the twinkies, dry your eyes, and put yourself back on the market. my project is about getting back on the dating wagon. in my REBOUND GAME, you hit the clubs, end up trading numbers with three mr. right NOWs and you get to choreograph your perfect rebound date. :)

A Brief Travel Guide: Famous Cities around the World

what to do...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I decided to do the assignment on a group of characters from a story I was working on last semester. This is a brief introduction into the world of "Pink Cathedral". I wanted it to resemble my own video game character selection screen.

What if?

Hello everyone,

my non-linear story is a funny approach to my life. I have always wondered what would happen if I would never came to USA. What alternative life I would have in Poland? What would happen if I would decide not to date my current husband, who was the only reason I decided to stay in US. So the story is about my potential guess of what could happen, and you can decide what journey I will take:). I drew very simple, child like drawings to make it light and funny story, because in reality all those decisions were hard and life changinng in the ways I did not even imagine.

Hope you know your horror movie trivia!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

non linear story.. second week

My project is about ordinary life, questioning my self about USA & Czech Republic.
What I am building in the US and what/who I left behind..

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Some sample code

Make-up work

This is from last week, I was sick as a dog. Apologies to everyone. Enjoy.

my own non linear story for tonight..

Hi guys,
Ehhh.. I feel little bit behind with my project,
but it's getting there..
My links needs to be just polished.
At this point, I am sending just little "hi"
from our half of sleepy morning.
See you tomorrow