As part of the final course in the Creative Media and Digital Culture program, the class worked on the development of the virtual reality real time strategy game Beasts and Heroes for Emortal Sports, David Ortiz's newest venture.In the development process, Tyler was in charge of the web development team, a group of three other students, for the production of the official Beasts and Heroes website. The site is fully responsive and hand-coded, as well as expandable in order to facilitate the expansion of the game and game community.
Tyler worked with a team of three others for the complete redesign of board game trading company Game Camel's website and logo. The structure of the site was redesigned from the ground up, going from a CMS-generated site to a hand-coded, custom site ready to expand with the business itself.
As Prose Editor of the 2016 and 2017 Salmon Creek Journal, Tyler evaluated and edited literary pieces from students, faculty, and alumni of WSU Vancouver. In Fall of 2016, I lobbied the Student Media Board for support in the creation of the Salmon Creek Digital digital arts and literature journal, and followed through with its production. In addition to his own responsibilities, he also took over the role of Poetry Editor for the 2017 Journal as a result of staff shortages. The staff of the Journal were also promoters and advocates for the creative community.
For one and a half years, Tyler worked with students of WSU Vancouver on the development of their writing skills. Rather than providing a line-editing service, as a consultant he took a hollistic approach to the writing process, focusing on skill-building rather than assessment and promoting an environment in line with a professional learning community (PLC).
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