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David T.

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Long Beach, CA (90810)

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I am a graduate of CSULB. I received my BA in Education, with an emphasis on Art, English composition (writing), and life science. I received a K-12 California Teaching Credential. I taught for several years in the Long Beach Unified School District and Los Alamitos School District (high school level).

I worked as a substitute teacher in the area of art, music, biology, history, English composition and U.S. history.

I also have a BFA in graphic design. And have been an advertising creative director for most of my career. I am currently a freelance creative director (art director and copywriter.)

I have taught part-time at CSULB, Long Beach City College, and the Art Institute, Orange County in areas of advertising design, and copy writing. I'm currently employed by the Art Institute.

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David’s subjects

Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
Biology, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Business:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Art:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Music:
Clarinet, General Music, Saxophone
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Government & Politics, World History
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Geology, Microbiology, Physical Science, Zoology
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing, General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Word, Photography
English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Adobe InDesign

I currently use InDesign (CS5) for all my desktop publishing. But also in my professional career as an advertising art director. All print ads are done in Adobe InDesign. I am also proficient in Quark. But I find InDesign much easier to use.

Adobe Photoshop

As a graphic designer, I currently use Photoshop CS5. I've been using the program at large in conjunction with my work for nearly 20 years. I use it primarily for assembling ad comps, photography and retouching. I teach Photoshop on the college level.

Archaeology

I studied archeology in college and an amateur archeologist. I've gone on a few digs in college, most notably at CSULB where we discovered an ancient native American midden.

Art History

I have a BA in art eduction from CSULB as well as graduate work. All which involved Art History. To teach art, I had to learn every level of art history, from early Greece, to the Renaissance, to French Impressionism and to Modern Art of Europe and the United States. I am a former high school art teacher with a K-12 credential (lapsed). I do teach at the college level.

Cooking

I am a self-trained cook. However, I am a paid personal chef to several clients and friends. I studied basic cooking in high school (home economics)but my hobby is cooking. I have volunteered cooking for the homeless in Los Angeles and Chicago. I have catered a few events for friends parties. My specialty is French and Italian, as well Thai and Japanese dishes.

Drawing

I am a professional illustrator. I began drawing at age 4. I studied drawing and painting both in high school and then in college. I taught art (drawing and painting) at the the high school level. I also teach drawing at the college level.

Grammar

I am an advertising copywriter and have been writing for years. I've taught writing both in high school and at the college level. I write blogs and short stories, some of which have been published nationally.

Macintosh

I have been using the Apple MacIntosh since its inception. I do all my professional and private work on the "Mac." It's a very simple computer to use. I use it for graphic design, advertising design, as well as word processing and various other applications. (I am a college professor as well as an advertising creative director).

Painting

I have a degree in Art (BA) from CSULB. I am a professional illustrator. I've taught painting on the high school level, and do teach drawing and painting for private clients. My illustration work has been used in a variety of high profile advertising by Fortune 500 companies.

Photography

I studied photography as part of my BFA in Graphic Design. As a professional photographer, I know how to shoot (using various lenses), develop and print my own black and white photos as well as color. Now I use primarily 35mm digital slr for most of my work. My own photography has been used to illustrate my print ads. In total, I have over 25 to 30 years of experience shooting both outdoors and indoors with natural light or artificial light (strobes and/or incandescent lights). I also process all my digital photos through Adobe Photoshop.

Public Speaking

In high school, I came in first for the Long Beach Unified School district speech contest. I went on to the state finals in Sacramento winning third place. I studying public speaking at CSULB (a requirement for all K-12 teachers) for my BA degree in education as well as my teaching credential. I'm a registered speaker for the American Orchid Society. I'm also an advertising creative director so I regularly have to do an oral presentation. I've also taken classes at Chicago's famed, Second City Improve Theater. I am also a college professor, so I also have to be able to conduct a lecture.

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Education

CSULB

CSULB (Master's)

Highly Recommended I came to WyzAnt looking for someone to help me design a logo for my startup company. As someone who has no previous knowledge of Photo Shop, I needed someone who would not only be patient during the design process, but also someone who would explain how I could eventually do it myself. David helped me tremendously. He's very experienced with both Adobe Photo Shop and Illustrator, and made learnin ...

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Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

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David will travel within 30 miles of Long Beach, CA 90810.

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