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Leslie C.

Antioch, CA

$60/hr

Professional Graphic Designer / former Archaeologist

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Professional Graphic Designer / former Archaeologist

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I have been a professional Graphic Designer for the past 25 years. My area of expertise is in the print industry and I've been using Adobe software products since the first version of Illustrator was introduced in 1988. I've used Adobe software daily for most of my career and have watched the entire evolution of the software while mastering it along the way. I currently work with Adobe Creative Suite CS5. I am an expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge and Acrobat Pro. Design software has become quite powerful, and I understand learning it can be a bit intimidating for the novice. This is where I can help.

I worked as a Production Artist/Graphic Designer for a print broker for almost 8 years, and have extensive experience creating all sorts of documents, from basic newsletters to complex insurance forms, using InDesign. I have drawn thousands of site maps and technical illustrations using Adobe Illustrator. I have used Photoshop on a number of projects and can teach you the basics, along with advanced masking, photo editing, color correction and photo composition.

I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1984. I received general education in Applied Anthropology, Archeology and Biological, Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. Historical Archaeology and Human Osteology are my areas of expertise.

I studied Historical Archaeology with Dr. James Deetz at UC Berkeley (1980-1984). I worked on several sites with Dr. Deetz, including the town of Somersville, CA, a 19th century coal mining town, and several 17th-19th century sites in Tidewater, Virginia at Flowerdew Hundred. I have extensive excavation experience and specialize in 17th-19th century rural Virginia archaeology.

In 1984 I worked for Colonial National Historical Park In Yorktown, VA where I established and ran the Park's first artifact conservation lab. I had free access to the Jamestown Island archaeological collection and worked to conserve several thousand artifacts from this world famous site.

I studied Human Osteology with Dr. Tim White at UC Berkeley (1983-1984). I received an A- in his rigorous human osteology class and went on to submit a manuscript of original research to American Antiquity as a participant in Dr. White's first Graduate Seminar on Human Osteology. I worked as a research assistant in the UC Berkeley Human Osteology Laboratory for a year.

Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
Macintosh
Art:
Adobe Photoshop

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Adobe InDesign

I have 15+ years of experience creating publications for print on both PC and Macintosh platform. I have set up numerous books, catalogs and comprehensive reports using Adobe InDesign (versions 1 through CS5), and am extremely well-versed in the basics and advanced capabilities of the software.

I worked as a Production Artist/Graphic Designer for a print broker for almost 8 years, and have extensive experience creating all sorts of documents, from basic newsletters to complex insurance forms, using InDesign.

After my tutelage, you will be able to confidently create the most beautiful and well-built InDesign documents around. Impress your friends and colleagues with your prowess!

Anthropology

I have a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Berkeley, 1984. I received general education in Applied Anthropology, Archeology and Biological, Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. Historical Archaeology and Human Osteology are my areas of expertise.

Archaeology

I studied Historical Archaeology with Dr. James Deetz at UC Berkeley (1980-1984). I worked on several sites with Dr. Deetz, including the town of Somersville, CA, a 19th century coal mining town, and several 17th-19th century sites in Tidewater, Virginia at Flowerdew Hundred. I have extensive excavation experience and specialize in 17th-19th century rural Virginia archaeology.

In 1984 I worked for Colonial National Historical Park In Yorktown, VA where I established and ran the Park's first artifact conservation lab. I had free access to the Jamestown Island archaeological collection and worked to conserve several thousand artifacts from this world famous site.

I studied Human Osteology with Dr. Tim White at UC Berkeley (1983-1984). I received an A- in his rigorous human osteology class and went on to submit a manuscript of original research to American Antiquity as a participant in Dr. White's first Graduate Seminar on Human Osteology. I worked as a research assistant in the UC Berkeley Human Osteology Laboratory for a year.

Desktop Publishing

I have 15+ years of experience creating publications for print on both PC and Macintosh platform. I have set up numerous books, catalogs and comprehensive reports using Adobe InDesign (versions 1 through CS5), and am extremely well-versed in the basics and advanced capabilities of the software.

I worked as a Production Artist/Graphic Designer for a print broker for almost 8 years, and have extensive experience creating all sorts of documents, from basic newsletters to complex insurance forms, using InDesign.

After my tutelage, you will be able to confidently create the most beautiful and well-built InDesign documents around. Impress your friends and colleagues with your prowess!

Macintosh

I've been working daily on a Macintosh computer ever since the first Mac Plus was introduced in 1986. That means I've learned all of the Operating Systems, from System 3.2 to OS 10.9 Mavericks.

I can effectively get you up and running on your new Mac in just a few hours. As you become more comfortable with the navigation, I'll teach you how to organize your data so that you can easily find anything, and I'll teach you how to back up your files to different devices (CDs, internal and external hard drives, etc.). I'll show you how to set up your printer(s) and how to network your Mac with other Macs or PCs. We can go over any of the already-installed software you think you might like to use.

When you are ready for more computing power and want to save some money, I'll show you how easy it is to upgrade your memory, or install a new or additional hard drive.

UC Berkeley
Anthropology
UC Berkeley
Graduate Coursework

Education

UC Berkeley (Anthropology)

UC Berkeley (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Travel policy

Leslie will travel within 20 miles of Antioch, CA 94531.


About Leslie

I have been a professional Graphic Designer for the past 25 years. My area of expertise is in the print industry and I've been using Adobe software products since the first version of Illustrator was introduced in 1988. I've used Adobe software daily for most of my career and have watched the entire evolution of the software while mastering it along the way. I currently work with Adobe Creative Suite CS5. I am an expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge and Acrobat Pro. Design software has become quite powerful, and I understand learning it can be a bit intimidating for the novice. This is where I can help.

I worked as a Production Artist/Graphic Designer for a print broker for almost 8 years, and have extensive experience creating all sorts of documents, from basic newsletters to complex insurance forms, using InDesign. I have drawn thousands of site maps and technical illustrations using Adobe Illustrator. I have used Photoshop on a number of projects and can teach you the basics, along with advanced masking, photo editing, color correction and photo composition.

I graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Anthropology in 1984. I received general education in Applied Anthropology, Archeology and Biological, Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. Historical Archaeology and Human Osteology are my areas of expertise.

I studied Historical Archaeology with Dr. James Deetz at UC Berkeley (1980-1984). I worked on several sites with Dr. Deetz, including the town of Somersville, CA, a 19th century coal mining town, and several 17th-19th century sites in Tidewater, Virginia at Flowerdew Hundred. I have extensive excavation experience and specialize in 17th-19th century rural Virginia archaeology.

In 1984 I worked for Colonial National Historical Park In Yorktown, VA where I established and ran the Park's first artifact conservation lab. I had free access to the Jamestown Island archaeological collection and worked to conserve several thousand artifacts from this world famous site.

I studied Human Osteology with Dr. Tim White at UC Berkeley (1983-1984). I received an A- in his rigorous human osteology class and went on to submit a manuscript of original research to American Antiquity as a participant in Dr. White's first Graduate Seminar on Human Osteology. I worked as a research assistant in the UC Berkeley Human Osteology Laboratory for a year.

Education

UC Berkeley
Anthropology
UC Berkeley
Graduate Coursework

Education

UC Berkeley (Anthropology)

UC Berkeley (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Antioch, CA 94531

Leslie’s Subjects

Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
Macintosh
Art:
Adobe Photoshop

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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