If you haven’t already guessed, one of the first things you should probably know about me is that I am obsessed with fonts. And Times New Roman makes me want to gag, as it should everyone really. Of course, I suppose it’s actually fortunate that the sight of it doesn’t make everyone gag all the time. Otherwise, in this Times-infested world, no one would be able to do anything. Naturally, I do my part to help, deleting the abhorrent font file whenever I can, replacing paper signs wherever possible. After all, every little bit makes a difference, right? Yep, that’s me. Brittney Murphy: working to make the world less ugly since 1983.
Good design has always been important me. I figure, if you’re not going to make what you’re doing look nice, why do it all? When I was in highschool I often spent more time formatting and “fontifying” my homework than doing it. I mean, if I had to read and grade all those mundane looking papers, I’d probably go insane.
And my other pet peeve, bad graphics. Don’t get me started. As a Christian , it can be especially trying. Do you realize how many church websites and newsletters are inundated with horrible, dated gif’s and png’s pasted here and there and everywhere? I’m not ashamed of my Savior, but I have definitely been embarassed of some churches’ image (quite literally) now and then.
Yep, I am a Christian. Jesus has been my reason for everything for almost all my life. And I have so much to be thankful for, an awesome husband who works in the ministry, the most beautiful little girl in the world and another child on the way.
Let’s get back to bad church websites.
Speaking of bad church websites, that’s why I started to learn how to design web pages in the first place. It started as a three credit-hour basic HTML elective, turned into a hobby, and soon became a passion.
I do have some other hobbies as well. I love creative writing, reading about muggles and hobbits, and studying obscure facts about the British East India Company’s involvement on the Andaman Islands in the eighteenth century (that information is hard to find, by the way!). I also enjoy appreciating others’ art, watching Patrick Jane and Michael Weston hunt down their nemesises (is that a word?), and making people laugh. So there, that’s a little bit about me!