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Emily Hwang

Creating personal
Digital Experiences.

About Me

Specializing in creativing innovative digital content, I'm the product from years of experience and education to become an ultimate solution for those seeking a successful online presence.


You cannot change what you are, only what you do

- Philip Pullman


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Background

I'm a Canadian-born South Korean. I grew up and lived in Vancouver, British Columbia until the age of 21 years old, attending Simon Fraser University.

I moved to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Isalnd, British Columbia in 2013 to attend Vancouver Island University.

The change occurred due to life decisions to pursue better living opportunities and refining my career decisions towards something that I would be passionate about, that would allow for me to be me.

Possessing a Digital Media Studies degree allows me to evaluate the world around me and make sense of the different patterns and connections made, and to share a message through the use of various mediums. The opportunity to engage with contemporary media in a wide range of contexts allows me as an individual to be able to use a creative, multi-disciplinary approach to learning, contributing to the career flexibility required in the current labour market.

A combination of my unique life experiences and geographical background allows me to assess the various constituents that make up the world we know it as, and what continues to make it revolve - both on the online and offline realms.


Values

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Values are important to me because they give foundation and direction in my life. I believe that the following - physical, emotional & mental, environmental, financial, occupational, social, intellectual, and spiritual - can construct a holistic ecosystem of values. I believe that if one exceeds another, then the balance between all these properties become unbalanced, disturbing the perfect synchronization of this holistic ecosystem. It is better to treat these parts as a whole by assessing the multitude of factors that comes with any barriers that exceeds beyond what is present, to find a wholesome solution to any disturbances in this balance.

I have come to practice to continual assessment of these values within my surroundings in my daily life. In turn, this habit of self-assessment allows me to transcend to the level of self-actualization, where the desire for self-fulfillment allows me to become actualized in what I can potentially be.

Beliefs

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I believe that beliefs are conditional - they can change over time as one experiences new sights and experiences. However, my current beliefs are a testament to how I think and act as a person. It can shed light on where my beliefs were formed, the importance I place on my beliefs, and explain my thought process to others.

Some of my current beliefs include:

  • Respect your elders, or those who have experienced more than you. This doesn't necessarily mean age wise - rather, seniority is placed on the value of another's experience, and how relevant that experience might be to me (in terms of importance).
  • Family comes first - they will always be there for you.
  • Everyone always deserves a second chance. As I have experienced times where I felt that I deserved a second chance, and knew I would appreciate the opportunity to prove myself and others wrong, I feel that others deserve the same.
  • Your problems today don't dictate how your future pends out.s Problems are a temporary matter; you are the only person to dictate if you will let your problems linger on and ruin future opportunities.
  • If you're going to do something anyways, why not do it with a smile. Going into something that can't be avoided with a positive attitude has made a significant difference in my life, and it is something I continue to practice today.

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Learning Philosophy

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Being a learner means the ongoing, self-motivated pursuit of self-improvement, whether it be in the form of skills or knowledge. Learning is a life-long process.

I'm investing time and effort into my studies because it certifies that I've completed a milestone in my life.

I like to spend my time learning more components of web development. I have yet to reach my goals, but as an ongoing process of learning and development, I continually strive to improve myself by expanding my knowledge and skillset.


What helps me learn?

Learning has always been a challenge for me. I've struggled with learning for pleasure or learning for knowledge. When something didn't inspire or interest me, then I wouldn't have the motivation to learn. As I grew with experience, over the years, I have grown to acquire new ways of understanding the process of learning. If I am able to understand the value of learning something, then it becomes important to me, and in turn, I try to translate that into my interest and passion.

When learning is challenging, I like to assess the situation, understand why overcoming a task might be challenging, and attempt to ask the myself the right questions. If those questions don't make sense for me, I seek help from others, whether it be in person or online.

Learning makes me feel challenged to observe and identify my strengths and weaknesses. Learning continually keeps my mind thinking, to acquire new skills or knowledge, and to improve existing skills or knowledge.

The best learning experience I had was trying to build my first website. Using Dreamweaver at the time, I had no fundamental web building skills or knowledge, and thought it would be a lot easier than expected. The experience was a new challenge that I had never encountered, but through this experience, I was able to develop my interest and passion for web development. Although at times I feel overwhelmed with the amount of work that comes with it, I am glad that I started this journey as it has revealed a new side of me that I had never previously discovered.


Where would I like my learning philosophy to take me, in both my personal life and career?

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My Qualifications & Experience.

Needing a better online presence? I'm here to help you find the proper solution for your online needs.

My skills consist of, but are not limited to:

  • HTML + CSS
  • Social Media content creator/management
  • Video Production
  • E-commerce
  • Wordpress
  • Entry JS
  • Video Production
  • Branding
  • Audio Production
  • Content Management

And more...

Branding

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Web Design

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Web Development

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Marketing

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Showcase

Featured Projects.

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VIU Health and Wellness Site

Designed and developed during the second and third year of my Digital Media Studies degree, the goal of the VIU Health and Wellness Site was to become a safe resource and welcoming community online for VIU students. Details

Video Production & Animation

Designed during the third year of my Digital Media Studies degree, the goal of this project was to represent an interpretation of systems of cultures through audio and visual aids. Details

Video & Audio Production

Designed during the second year of my Digital Media Studies degree, this documentary project was executed through many layers of research, interviewing, video & audio recording, editing, and production. Based on a true story situated in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Details

Minimalismo

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Skaterboy

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Salad

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VIU Graduate Attributes

Vancouver Island University has implemented a collection of traits, characteristics and relevant skills that reflect personal and academic growth that can potentially help students prepare for future employment upon graduation.

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Learn more about my Graduate Attributes.

Goals

Goals help us to believe in ourselves. Goals help fuel our ambitions, extending beyond the simple task of outlining life plans and holding one accountable for them; rather, goals are necessary to propel the inspiration needed to aim for the things we never envisioned as possible.

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible

- Tony Robbins

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Nanaimo, British Columbia
Canada

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Phone: (+63) 555 1212