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I use Photoshop daily as a part of the graphics requirements of my business. I routinely do custom web exports, sizing, cropping, layers, airbrush touch-ups, architectural photography, image adjusting, color correction, density, filters, effects, and exporting just to name a few things that can be done with this amazing tool of the trade.
My credentials to teach architecture are firstly a Licensed Architect C-29302 with 30 years experience in practicing the profession. I received my BS equivalency from UCLA in 1989 and studied primarily environmental design in architecture at the North Carolina State University School of Design from 1985-1988. Prior to that I worked as a landscape architect during my years in engineering college at Wake Tech, in Raleigh, NC. I combine a holistic approach to design drawing inspiration from the beauty of many trades and facets to my education and skill sets.
I have used AutoCAD continuously since its inception and I still use it to this day. I completely understand complicated issues native to the program including the oft misunderstood model space / paper space continua. I can integrate very well with all of the associated LISP sub routines including blocks, xref, raster and digital image settings.
As publisher and Editor in Chief of architectural Business Magazine beginning in 1986 I began looking for an alternative to prepress production. I found the early Mac based vector and raster image formats to be pretty much the only solution available at the time. Now there are so many uses to the programs available that I combine several programs such as Publisher, Illustrator and Photoshop to make the publication come alive. It is a rewarding career and there are many additional benefits to knowing how to digitally compile such as preparing ad copy for print media.
I am the lead guitarist of Sawyer & Medina. I have been called the greatest living guitar player by the BBC, but don't believe it. Not even close. My style is very blues oriented but I studied with classical composer John Williams learning Bach, etc. I can teach how to read tabs and sheet music, as well as write both for concert setting or recording studio.
I have actively run Macintosh computers for business, and apps on all of the ios devices including iPhone 4S, and the iPAD 3. I have begun training on the C++ and Objective C programming required to build apps as well.
As a paid Marketing Director of Boisseau Design Group Architects, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, The American Institute of architects, and many others I've learned what standard techniques are used in marketing service oriented businesses. I've also used many print media campaigns some of which I've had the pleasure of designing from scratch for product placement. Many of my clients have been suppliers to the building trades. But occasionally I have done high end design and marketing of art and performance installations. Some of these clients have included Music West in Los Angeles, and RSAC in El Segundo.
I have used this program extensively in preparing press production for Architectural Business Magazine. I was the original beta tester for the first Aldus Pagemaker program in 1985.
I am the primary journalist photographer for Architectural Business Magazine. I also worked full time as a fashion photographer for AFP American Family Photography in 1997. I have complete understanding of digital and analog camera settings and uses including formatting for the web and sizing.
I have produced the HD video for music clients such as Peter Thompkin's Meet Joe Banks music video. I own all of the HD video recording equipment including a Mac based post production studio which is state of the art. I also can do title animations and live type as well as overdubbing sound and effects.