Bryant Leonard

Skills Portfolio

Web Content

Over the last year, I have been honing my web developing skills through SMAD 203 & 307. Aesthetically, I prefer layouts with clean lines and monochromatic palettes.

The downtown page of harrisonburgtourism.com.

Harrisonburg Tourism

A responsive, hand-coded, fictitious tourism site created using HTML5 and CSS Grid.

The plants page of potsnplants.com.

Pots N Plants

A mobile-first, responsive, hand-coded, fictitious retail site created using HTML5, CSS Grid, and media queries to establish several breakpoints. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop were used to produce some of the images and graphics for the site.

Music

Music plays a very important role in my life, both as a consumer and producer. As a consumer, I love studying the production of pop music and its promotion and performance.

I am a classically trained vocalist and competed in several vocal performance competitions throughout high school. For 4.5 years, I was able to further develop my musicianship in a more informal and organic setting alongside my peers in JMU's premier co-ed a cappella group, the Overtones.

Singing

During my time in the JMU Overtones, I exclusively sang bass in the ensemble and sang lead vocals on two songs, "I Wouldn't Be a Man" and "Losing Sleep." You can hear me as the bass on every song recorded by the JMU Overtones from 2014 through 2018.

First page of an a cappella arrangement of I'm Gonna Getcha Good by Shania Twain.

Arranging

I occasionally arrange music for SATB a cappella ensembles. Above is an example of the opening to "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" by Shania Twain.

Art & Graphic Design

Growing up, I was surrounded by the visual arts. I was very close with my uncle, a painter and architect, and he constantly encouraged me to create through all kinds of media. I eventually spent three semesters at JMU as an Architectual Design major before landing in SMAD.

Charcoal and collage are my preferred non-digital media. Digitally, I am proficient in Adobe software, namely Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.

CD cover concept for Robyn's Body Talk.

"Body Talk" redesign, 2020

A redesign concept for Robyn's "Body Talk" album cover.

A black and white artwork with many intersecting lines and shapes.

Untitled collage, 2015

This piece is one sheet of black paper that has a design hand-cut into it and layered onto white watercolor paper. It was inspired by a series of photos I took of streets in Harrisonburg.

A black and white collage of roses, vines, and a unicorn in a hoodie.

Self portrait in a hoodie, 2015

This piece came together by photocopying many different pages of magazines at different sizes and gluing them together. I was really drawn to these organic shapes and, of course, the unicorn.

Accessibility Work

Since 2015, I have been working for JMU's Office of Disability Services in the Accessible Media and Technology (AcMe) program. This program converts course materials into accessible formats for students with documented disabilities. I currently work as the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Accommodations Assistant, overseeing captioning production and coordinating American Sign Language interpreters and CART reporters. Although I mainly work with hearing-related accommodations, I also have extensive training in Braille and accessible document production.

In addition to accessible media production, I am frequently involved in outreach centered around Universal Design and accessibility. I have presented at the 2018 and 2019 JMU Diversity Conferences. The AcMe team is often invited to present to various departments and classes around campus as well. In 2018-2019 I worked on outreach centered around guide dog awareness. Most recently, our office has released our Choosing Accessible Learning Materials (Keep C.A.L.M.) campaign. My main contribution has been creating the Keep C.A.L.M. and Caption On portion of the campaign using JMU's content management system, Cascade.

Contact Me

Harrisonburg, VA 22807

(540) 555-5555

leonarbs@jmu.edu

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