Abby Assetto


I graduated with honors from Penn State University in December of 2011 with a degree in Information Sciences and Technology and minors in Security and Risk Analysis and English. Despite the technical nature of my degree, art and design have always been passions of mine. The reason that I chose to major in Information Sciences and Technology was that it allowed me to explore my creativity in addition to my technical prowess. My major helped me to understand the way in which design and color can impact a user experience. Technology as a medium for communication and expression was the basis of my honors thesis, in which I created an interactive comic that allowed readers to appreciate the story told on the surface, but also to delve deeper into the work’s underpinnings as they read.

The website I created for my thesis, viewable here , was written by me in HTML. I designed the site using mock ups that I created in Photoshop, which I applied across the site using CSS. The interactive element was achieved using image mapping and Javascript that both figuratively and literally opened a new window into the story of the comic.


  • illustration
  • design
  • website design
  • interactive website design


  • CSS
  • Photoshop
  • HTML
  • SQL
  • Javascript
  • PHP