Chris Fornesa’s Art Portfolio

Hello there, I am a front-end website developer with a passion for UX/UI design, graphic design, and exploring my creativity.


Profile

About Me

  • As a graphic and web designer, I have learned that the most important skill in creating a successful design is to listen to both your intuition and your client. So whether I am designing a website or creating a logo, I seek user input at every step of the way, regardless of frustrations, time, and effort. I also value the perspectives of others in crafting my designs and see every opportunity to work with someone on any graphic or web design project as a way to improve both my craft and my art as a whole.

Contact Information

  • Location: Stafford, TX
  • Phone: (281) 400-1920
  • Email: creative@cftxp.co

Experience

Web and Graphic Designer for Dayodman.com.

  • Dayodman is a multi-talented artist with expertise that spans nearly the entire spectrum of the music industry.
  • This multi-site project involved the Wix platform for the main website, and HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript for the NGNS Shortlinks and Dayodman's Music Portal.
  • I also created the main logo used for Dayodman/NGNS.
  • This is an ongoing collaborative project to showcase our skills as artists.

Creative Hope Creative Showcase Logo and Advertisement designer. September 20, 2017.

  • As a collaborative showcase of artists, we raised over $180 in on-site donations for our neighbors in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
  • My contributions included the set of logos used in the advertising throughout the event, the design of the advertising itself, and the creation of the Creative Hope Website.

Projects

Portfolio Websites - To prove my competencies in programming and web development I developed several portfolio websites catered to each programming language and framework that I have worked with.

  • This website is my main web development portfolio and showcases both my PHP and React portfolios through the implementation of iframes which, as a system, allow this application to function as a progressive web application.
  • My PHP portfolio showcases the various PHP websites that I have created, most of which have been created using object-oriented PHP components and many also include JavaScript to solve problems better suited for a non server-side solution.
  • My React portfolio showcases the various React applications that I have created using the React framework built on the JavaScript programming language.

Privilege Application(s) - The Privilege application is a thought experiment that explores the many nuances of privilege regarding race and ethnicity.

  • I built a PHP and a React version of the same Privilege application to explore the similarities, differences, and functionalities of the PHP programming language and the React framework.
  • The PHP version of the Privilege application is the original application. The PHP Privilege application contains the following programming components: a main 'Race' class containing references to the four different classifications (the privileged race, the enslaved race, the indigenous race, and the othered race) and a reference to the new world, then there's a PHP class created for each race (white, Black, First Nations, and Asian) with references to the homeland and majority religion of the chosen race.
  • The React Privilege application objectifies the privileged race, the enslaved race, the indigenous race, the othered race, the homeland of the privileged race, the new world (homeland of the indigenous race), and the privileged race's majority religion as React states and properties allocated to sub-components.

Time Application(s) - The Time application is a simple live clock that displays today's date and the current time in both 12 and 24-hour format.

  • I built a PHP and a React version of the same Time application to explore the similarities, differences, and functionalities of the PHP programming language and the React framework.
  • The PHP Time application contains the following programming components: a current date component that uses the Date object in PHP to display the current date, the current time component which calls on the custom JavaScript Time class to obtain the 12 and 24-hour clocks, while the main JavaScript file contains a 'refreshTime' function that is automatically called every second to refresh the current time on both clocks in the application.
  • The React version of the Time application is the original application. The React Time application contains the following programming components: a component for the current date, which calls on the Date object to display today's date and refreshes based on the appropriate interval, and a component for the current time, which displays the current time in 12 and 24-hour format by calling the Date object, then refreshing at the appropriate interval (for the 12-hour clock) or refreshing each component appropriately (the hour, minute and second in the 24-hour clock).

Art Portfolio(s) - My art portfolio application is a detailed showcase of my artwork, which includes drawings, paintings, mixed media paintings, and digital art.

  • I built a PHP and a React version of the same art portfolio application to explore the similarities, differences, and functionalities of the PHP programming language and the React framework.
  • The React version of my art portfolio is the original application. My React art portfolio contains the following programming components: a List component that outputs a list of items, where each item is represented by an Item component that serves as a manifestation of each art piece and its relevant details.

Education

Master of Science in Information Technology, Software Design and Management: Graduate Courses, May 2019. Liberty University. Lynchburg, VA.

  • Courses included:
    CSCI 501 ‐ Overview of Computer Security
    CSIS 505 ‐ Software Development
  • GPA: 4.00 (6 credit hours).

Master of Science in Information Technology, Software Design and Management: Undergraduate Prerequisites, October 2018. Liberty University. Lynchburg, VA.

  • Courses included:
    MATH 201 ‐ Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    CSIS 212 ‐ Object‐Oriented Programming
    CSIS 312 ‐ Advanced Object‐Oriented Programming
    CSIS 330 ‐ Business Data Communications
  • GPA: 4.00 (12 credit hours).

Level I Certificate (12 credits) ‐ Digital Communication, Web Publishing specialization, May 2016. Houston Community College ‐ Southwest. Stafford, TX.

  • Dean‘s List: Spring 2016.
  • 4.00 GPA.

Other Education

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, May 2018. University of Houston. Houston, TX.

  • Minors: Studio Art, Political Science, and Business Foundations.
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship Certificate (6 credits).
  • Dean‘s List: Fall 2016 ‐ Spring 2018.
  • GPA: 4.00. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
  • Golden Key Honour Society, January 2018.

Associate of Arts - Liberal Arts, May 2015. Houston Community College ‐ Southwest. Stafford, TX.

  • Dean‘s List: Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016.
  • 4.00 GPA. Graduated with highest honors.
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, March 2015.
  • Phi Theta Kappa, November 2013.

Why I Code

I enjoy the process of building customized website solutions as humanity is complex and most our problems involve serious puzzles that we, as humans, must figure out. This is why I believe that the best way to solve any problem to understand (in my own way) the people directly involved and impacted by said problem. Learning about people and their problems gives me, as an autistic person, insight and access to portions of the human mind and connections to people that I, otherwise, would not be given. Every project where I must please a client is another opportunity for me to have this access and to further my understanding of humanity and human motivations, even if that client is myself (as it is for many of the projects that I have done).

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One Minute Solutions Logo

The logo for the theoretical company 'One Minute Solutions'.

The logo for the theoretical company 'One Minute Solutions'.

Media: Graphic Design using Adobe Illustrator.

One Minute Solutions Business Card

A business card design for 'One Minute Solutions'.

A business card design for 'One Minute Solutions'.

Media: Graphic Design using Adobe Illustrator.

One Minute Solutions Prop

A prop that can serve as a card or a coaster with information about 'One Minute Solutions'.

A prop that can serve as a card or a coaster with information about 'One Minute Solutions'.

Media: Graphic Design using Adobe Illustrator.

We Rise By Lifting Others

A graphic design based on this quote by Robert Ingersol.

A graphic design based on this quote by Robert Ingersol.

Media: Graphic Design using Adobe Illustrator.

Mayu and Kiba

A tribute to my late Rat Terrier puppy: Mayu.

A tribute to my late Rat Terrier puppy: Mayu.

Media: Graphic Design using Adobe Illustrator.

City-State of the Future

An imaginary city-state set up in a base in outer space.

An imaginary city-state set up in a base in outer space.

Media: Graphic Design using Adobe Photoshop.

Autism Acceptance Poster

A poister design that highlights the importance of accepting autistic people.

A poister design that highlights the importance of accepting autistic people.

Media: Graphic Design using Adobe Photoshop.

Final

A collage of self-portraits assembled using both photos of your's truly and my artwork.

A collage of self-portraits assembled using both photos of your's truly and my artwork.

Media: Graphic Design using Adobe Photoshop.

Cosmic Radiation

Using my artwork, I created a piece that best represents my sense of spirituality.

Using my artwork, I created a piece that best represents my sense of spirituality.

Media: Graphic Design using Adobe Photoshop.

Blue Heart

A stylized drawing of a heart (given away at auction for Hurricane Harvey survivors).

A stylized drawing of a heart (given away at auction for Hurricane Harvey survivors).

Media: Ink on paper.

Exploration

A sculptural mash of abstract drawings (given away at auction for Hurricane Harvey survivors).

A sculptural mash of abstract drawings (given away at auction for Hurricane Harvey survivors).

Media: Charcoal and colored pencil on Cardboard.

Brainstorming

A 3D piece that I created out of various types of paper, posterboard and wrappers.

A 3D piece that I created out of various types of paper, posterboard and wrappers.

Media: Charcoal, foil and wrapping paper on Poster board.

Primaries

An abstract ink and watercolor drawing and painting with a focus on design.

An abstract ink and watercolor drawing and painting with a focus on design.

Media: Mixed Media/Watercolor and ink on Canson paper.

Iconic Self-Portrait

A self-portrait meant to emulate those of several legendary pop artists.

A self-portrait meant to emulate those of several legendary pop artists.

Media: Mixed Media/Charcoal and watercolor on Cardboard.

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Abstraction as a tribute to those we lost at Pulse as a united Black and Brown queer community.

Abstraction as a tribute to those we lost at Pulse as a united Black and Brown queer community.

Media: Graphite, ink and colored pencil on Canson paper.

Freedom

A simple, minimal, yet meaningful, composition of peace and freedom in the midst of turmoil.

A simple, minimal, yet meaningful, composition of peace and freedom in the midst of turmoil.

Media: Ink on Canson paper.

Identity and Erasure

A study of identity and erasure of people of color in American society.

A study of identity and erasure of people of color in American society.

Media: Mixed media/Watercolor and Charcoal on Canson pape.

These Tears

Crying is often associated with negative connotations, but these tears have the power to heal as well.

Crying is often associated with negative connotations, but these tears have the power to heal as well.

Media: Mixed media/Watercolor and charcoal on Canson pape.

Dimensions

An oil painting meant to emulate a misshapen viewfinder.

An oil painting meant to emulate a misshapen viewfinder.

Media: Oil stick on Canvas.

Environmental Cause

The key to saving our planet lies in dismantling the global establishment of white supremacy.

The key to saving our planet lies in dismantling the global establishment of white supremacy.

Media: Mixed media/Acrylic medium, rocks and gouache on C.

Ink Self-Portrait

An ink and watercolor self-portrait painting.

An ink and watercolor self-portrait painting.

Media: Mixed media/Ink and watercolor on Canson paper.

Mania

From the maniacal, diabolical mind of CftxP is fabulous abstraction and determination: all in a painting!

From the maniacal, diabolical mind of CftxP is fabulous abstraction and determination: all in a painting!

Media: Mixed media/Soy sauce and ink on Office paper, Can.

Pagmamahal

This is the Tagalog word for 'love', adn this is 'pagmamahal' in Baybayin script.

This is the Tagalog word for 'love', adn this is 'pagmamahal' in Baybayin script.

Media: Watercolor on Canson paper.

Spirits

My interpretation of the spiritual plane as it appears before us.

My interpretation of the spiritual plane as it appears before us.

Media: Watercolor and ink on Canson paper.

CSF

My Tagalog initials ('ca', 'sa', 'pa') in Baybayin script.

My Tagalog initials ('ca', 'sa', 'pa') in Baybayin script.

Media: Watercolor on Canson paper.

Splatter Self-Portrait

A self-portrait using watercolor and implemented using the splatter technique.

A self-portrait using watercolor and implemented using the splatter technique.

Media: Watercolor on Canson paper.

Drip

Abstracted use of the dripping technique to create a colorful composition.

Abstracted use of the dripping technique to create a colorful composition.

Media: Watercolor on Canson paper.

Bricks

Bricks represent the foundation of society, the values that make us h8man and who we are as a collective humankind.

Bricks represent the foundation of society, the values that make us h8man and who we are as a collective humankind.

Media: Watercolor and Ink on Canson paper.

Nest

Using the splatter and drip techniques, I imagined my version of a nest.

Using the splatter and drip techniques, I imagined my version of a nest.

Media: Watercolor on Canson paper.

Open Up

There is a vibrant, colorful world of wonder within all of us.

There is a vibrant, colorful world of wonder within all of us.

Media: Watercolor and ink on Canson paper.

Maze

Using the drip technique and gouache, this maze represents the many paths that we can take in our lives.

Using the drip technique and gouache, this maze represents the many paths that we can take in our lives.

Media: Watercolor and gouache on Canson paper.