Anna Larson
Anna Larson

Welcome to my portfolio website! My name is Anna Larson, and I am a student at Freestyle Academy. Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts and Technology (usually shortened to "Freestyle Academy") is a design school in Mountain View, California. Juniors and seniors at Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School that enroll in Freestyle Academy take their core STEM classes at their normal schools, but they take English, Design, and an elective media class at Freestlyle. My elective class is Digital Media, meaning that I learn web design and audio engineering. The English class at Freestyle Academy is very similar to a normal school's English class, but the projects we start in English class are often finished using skills learned in the other two classes. In Design class, we use programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator as we learn design concepts and apply them to photography and other design projects. In Digital Media, we use programs such as Pro Tools, Adobe Animate, and Adobe Dreamweaver to create media such as voice-overs, animations, and music, and we then compile all of our projects into one portfolio website per unit.

The images below are linked to each of my unit portfolio websites. There are four units in each year, and two years spent at Freestyle, making a total of eight websites. Each unit has a different focus, and the websites showcase the projects I completed during those units.

For the Conceptual unit, we learned the basics of the programs we would be using in Freestyle Academy and used them to create several projects, including poetry, photography, and music.
Conceptual unit cover image
For the Narrative Unit, we learned how to tell a structured story. We wrote a short story without dialogue, and we adapted it into a graphic novel, comic-style illustration, and an animation.
Narrative unit cover image
The Documentary unit has not yet been completed. The unit will be focused on portraying a significant person group, place, idea, or issue. We will write a magazine article about an influential person or idea.
Documentary unit cover image
The Explorations unit has not yet been completed. The unit will be focused on exploring and expanding upon the skills I have learned at Freestyle Academy. We will create something of our own design that showcases our what we have learned at Freestyle.
Explorations unit cover image