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Rick D.

Macintosh and Adobe Creative Suite Expert, Soccer Trainer

Harrison Township, MI (48045)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$60.00
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Macintosh/Design: I have been a graphic designer and creative director for over 20 years. I am a Macintosh computer hardware and software expert and master of the Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. With tenures in the Newspaper, CPG, Ad Agency, TV, Beverage and Licensed Apparel industries, not much I haven't seen. Can instruct on design skills, software mastery, layout, web, direct mail marketing and public relations.

Soccer: Played 20 years, starting in AYSO, graduating to SUSA, then Bonanza Premier playing for Carpathia. Played varsity High School and indoor in college. Currently Assistant Regional Commissioner of our local AYSO Region, certified Regional Referee and Certified Advanced Coach. Have been coaching two teams per season for the past 5 years, indoor and outdoor. Certified to coach U5 through U18.

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Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is an amazing application. I have been using the program since version 1.0 and it's counterpart Macromedia FreeHand. I am an expert using Illustrator's pen tool and its many special effects and type effects. It is now multi-page which makes it now applicable to smaller layout jobs and publishing applications. Also expert in pre-press and print setup using Illustrator's PDF functions, both with spot color and process colors.

Adobe InDesign

I have been using Adobe InDesign since version 1.0, and when it was PageMaker originally. I use InDesign for all page layout and composition manipulation. I am an expert at setting up master pages, creating character and paragraph styles, setting up sections and auto pagination and importing and manipulating images and placed graphics. Most recently I laid out a 90 page magazine in full color for a luxury motor coach resort in Petoskey Michigan.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is my favorite application of any of the Creative Suite line of products. I am an expert at adjusting photos using Photoshop's Levels, Curves, and advanced color correcting tools. I can blend layers using layer styles and make composite images using the Rubber Stamp tool, sponge tool and image masks. I can create spot channels and create 4, 5 and 6 color color separations, as well as adjust for dot gain and bleed for final output.

Desktop Publishing

I have been a graphic designer and desktop publisher for over 20 years. I have my degree in Fine Art with a concentration in graphic design from Wayne State University in Detroit. I have used Macintosh computers every day in my career since 1990. I know how to set up files and layouts for print to desktop printers, set up local area networks, wi-fi networks and devices and configure routers and firewalls. I'm also an expert at almost every design and layout software application, both for Mac and PC.

Macintosh

I have been using Macintosh computers since 1988. I started out on a Mac SE and have been exclusively using them for my career as a graphic designer and art director. I am an expert at troubleshooting system problems, running backups using time machine, emptying caches, finding corrupt preference files, zapping PRAM, defragmenting hard drives, installing software, configuring email accounts and setting up and troubleshooting printing problems. I own two 15" MacBook Pros, a Mac Pro tower, two iPhones and iPad and a 15" iMac.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have 20 years experience using Microsoft PowerPoint on both Mac and PC Platforms. I am an expert on creating custom presentation templates, setting up custom slideshows, adding transitions and animations and minimizing file sizes for efficient transportation and usability.

Soccer

I have been playing soccer since I was 10 years old. I started out in AYSO, moved to SUSA travel and eventually played for Carpathia Kickers in the Bonanza Premier division. I played during high school and was on the Indoor team at Wayne State University. I am 43 now and am very involved in youth and adult soccer. I am the Assistant Regional Commissioner of our Area AYSO League and coach two teams, Boys U14 and Girls U12. I am am a certified Advanced Coach for AYSO and I also coach two indoor teams and play Adult Over 30 outdoor soccer.

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Education

Wayne State University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Rick will travel within 30 miles of Harrison Township, MI 48045.

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