Emily Rutherford (aka “Emi”) is a senior illustrator attending the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Born and raised in the city of Greenbay Wisconsin, just living outside the Lambeau Field! Although a cheese lover, she doesn't consider herself a cheese head. Growing up with mainly men around the house, it's inevitable that sports were always around her. She still enjoys watching sports as it's entertaining to watch men with huge proportions run and hit each other like bowling balls to pins. Emi considers herself a homebody but has found new joys in living in the city of Milwaukee by herself.
When it comes to work and illustrating she enjoys working with other people. “I hate working retail and customer service” as she feels it is not as productive and team oriented as working with a close group under a project. Emi mainly focuses on digital painting and character designs. She would like to work in the entertainment business over freelance as she is worried about the lack of insurance and consistency. Nonetheless, Emi has high hopes.
In the future, Emi would like to stay in the city of Milwaukee a bit longer after school. She says she met many wonderful people that are a part of her life now. She doesn't want to leave the loving community of Milwaukee just yet.
In the end, Emi wants to see herself being famous for her work and already has a following to prove so. She is on youtube with her own webtoon series and a respectable following on instagram as well. Emily Rutherford is a kind, hardworking, and genuine individual and an artist to look out for in the future.
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Jason McDowell makes his argument very clearly throughout the article. He uses tactics of ethos, humor, as well as presenting both sides of the problem. It's clear from the beginning of the article to see where he stands on the issue. He understands that historical buildings will be razed inevitably, but making it clear that “some (are) more honorable than others, such as forces of nature, or simply being in the way of a new, exciting project, or — most unfortunately — poor stewardship and decay.”
He also tries to use emotions to his advantage when describing his argument. He describes the issue in a larger picture, saying how “surface lots from the black holes of a city’s soul”. He is attacking the city as a living, breathing figure and how we are essentially “killing it”. He also uses humor to create an easier tone for this message. Example he uses is that “Nobody looks at a parking lot and says, "That is beautiful," nor do travelers book their vacation plans based on the aesthetics and convenience of parking lots.” A fair, funny, and true point.
Lastly he also brought up counter points from the city of Milwaukee, responsible for the planning of these surface lots. The interviews said they “believe density also enhances privacy. "Visual control is a policing thing. When you have all these open spaces, the city becomes a panopticon, where you can see everything all at once."
Jason McDowell has a lot to say and it's clear where he stands on this issue. He ends the article with a great message countering the argument by the city of Milwaukee. "You don't want to live in a world where you can see everything… Life is better with surprises."
When I think of an "author's voice" I visualize the emotions, specific word choice , and unique personality the author adds to the overall message of the text. when I read Mrozinski’s article on UrbanMilwaukee site its very clear to hear his personal emotions and thought process throughout the piece. he actively describes how he's feeling, saying how he his "thrilled" and how his "heart raced as I showed the attendant my ticket and entered the first gallery".
He also describes the paintings he sees with lots of imagery to really help the reader visualize the unique details he notices. Describing how the gentle brush strokes ``was teased upon the surface of the canvas" and that the paint was " slathered, smeared, dripped, glazed and scraped". It makes sense he would give such detail of each painting as he is experienced in this medium thus giving us a chance to see how an artist sees things.
OnMilwaukee is an article publication service geared towards the city of Milwaukee. There are many options on the site that help navigate certain information about MKE, like how the "guides'' section shows a wide range of eatery options from restaurants to drinking events. The navigation is clear and straight to the point. Each article has just enough information in its caption to draw in readers.
The colors on the website are very soft and friendly to the viewer. It creates a good presentation about the fun activities and uplifting news in its city. This website successfully helps promote tourism as well as be functional for the general public who already lives in Milwaukee.