Preston’s current tutoring subjects are listed at the left. You
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Preston’s qualifications in specific subjects below.
I have worked in InDesign for over 10 years and before that I used Quark X-press. I've designed flyers, postcards, invitations, brochures, catalogs, posters CD jackets, POP displays, business cards and corporate identity and marketing materials.
In the 25+ years I have practiced as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer, I have designed a multitude of flyers, brochures,catalogs, postcards, newsletters, stationary, etc. in my role as a Desktop Publisher using InDesign, Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. I have created work for Disney, the San Fernando Valley Arts Council, Totally Artistic and many others.
I have my MFA in illustration and have spent the past 30+ years sketching and drawing. I can take the student from the beginning basics of drawing (simple line, caricature, contour drawing, etc.) to more advanced drawing techniques (perspective, shade & shadow, cross hatching, principles and elements of design, technical, etc.) with a multitude of drawing implements (charcoal, pen & ink, conte crayon, etc.) in a wide variety of subject matter.
I have my MFA in illustration and have spent the past 30+ years painting in acrylic and watercolor. I can take the student from the beginning basics of painting (color theory, mixology, materials usage, brush usage and materials, etc.) to more advanced painting techniques (atmospheric perspective, shade & shadow, defining form, principles and elements of design, painting mediums, etc.) as they apply to a wide variety of subject matter.