Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts


Art - Graphic Design

Research Sponsor

Tony Samangy

First Reader

Chris Cutter

Second Reader

Markus Vogl


This project was an effort to demonstrate my technical abilities gained during my time at the University of Akron to design and develop a website dedicated to educating English speakers about Chinese Chess. The design was mocked up and prototyped with sketches and Photoshop. I used a multitude of web techniques when developing the website, including HTML5, CSS3, SASS, jQuery, and Bootstrap. My overall approach was to design a site that felt Asian by way of aesthetics and typography, but also to break the information down into digestible chunks.


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