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I love working one-on-one with people and with over 25 years of experience in the advertising and graphic design industry I now enjoy using my knowledge to teach others. I graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, have worked as an Art Director for ad agencies, and now specialize in tutoring and freelance graphic design.
My areas of expertise are with the three major Adobe software programs for the graphic design industry: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign in a Mac platform. I have set up and published numerous books for myself and for clients, designed and produced logos, brochures, ads, collateral materials, and all forms of printed matter. I am also experienced in photo retouching and photography manipulation.
I am a very patient teacher and believe in a hands-on approach. I try to explain the capabilities of the different tools and methods of a particular software, I show you how to do something and then coach you as you do it yourself. I can either have lesson plans or tailor individual tutoring sessions according to what you want to learn.
I guarantee satisfaction and hope to have the opportunity to work with you.
I have been using Adobe Illustrator from its initial inception. It's a complicated but very powerful program. I have used it to create countless logos, trade show graphics, ads, and more.
I am self-taught and have been working with InDesign for 8 years. I have created numerous documents and ads with InDesign, but most importantly I have set up and sent to print more than 2 dozen books, from 100 pages to over 400 pages each. I have a proficient knowledge of the program.
I have worked with all levels of Adobe Photoshop since its inception. The most recent version that I have worked with is CS6.
I am a graphic designer so I work with Photoshop every day. It is a awesome program and I love teaching people the amazing things it can do.
I graduated from the Art Instutute of Fort Lauderdale and have worked in the advertising industry for over 25 years, the past 20 years as an Art Director/Graphic Artist. I have directly contributed to winning over 27 Addy Awards, have created ads, logos, brochures, catalogs, billboard designs, books, newsletters and virtually anything that can be printed. I have also coached numerous friends with various graphic design software programs and taught many others the skills of retouching and photo manipulation.
I have over 20 years experience working in a Mac environment, everything from the early Centris 610 to iMac, PowerMac and MacBookPro. Macs are traditionally very user friendly; however I have taught and coached numerous friends and family, from elementary age to senior citizens.
I know how to do and teach needlepoint and crochet. I was taught at an early age by my mother and grandmother and have been enjoying both arts for many decades. I have taught young people the basics.
I was taught to sew by my mother when I was 8 years old. I sewed most all of my clothes in high school and college and continue to sew projects today. I am very proficient in all aspects of sewing. I have enjoyed tutoring several young people the basics of sewing.
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