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about the author
sheila kasperek Sheila Kasperek, MLIS, MSIT

 
current city: hometown:
Mansfield, PA Greenville, NC

college:
 

Appalachian State University

University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Capella University

  activities/interests:  
 

Cycling, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, baking, nature photography, reading and all things water.

 
  favorite book:  
  It is hard for someone who reads a lot (over 100 per year) to pick a favorite, so here is my most recent 'favorite.' "Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlifes" by David Eagleman.
  why did you study communication?  
 

I wanted to find a way to use my creative impulses and penchant for computer problem solving in a practical way, and communication/graphic design was the obvious choice to tie these together. The combined understanding of design and computers hass become essential in almost every aspect communication in the 21st century.

  why is your chapter important?  
 

My chapter is important because too many people overlook the importance of visuals and design. Bad design is everywhere, so it only takes learning a few of the concepts in this chapter to make you stand out from the crowd.

  What is set as the background on your computer?.
  My computer background is always a photo or painting of a nature scene. The signature of my desktop is that I hide all of the icons, so all you can see is the image. I love the simplcity and lack of clutter.
  what is the worst advice anyone has ever given you?
 

"Do it because I said so!" That is not a valid reason to do anything as far as I am concerned.

  if you could have one super human power, what would it be and why?
 

The ability to live/breathe/survive/see under water when I wanted to. There are so many amazing things in the world that are out of reach because we are land based animals. Imagine what you could see and learn if you could just dive down into the ocean and swim around as long and as far as you wanted. 

   
   
 

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