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Brandon W.

Roslyn, NY

$50/hr

Digital Illustration and Design

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Digital Illustration and Design

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I started publishing my drawings since high school as an editorial cartoonist, which I continued throughout college. Originally, I began drawing by hand with pen and ink, but grew to incorporate Adobe Photoshop, which I use almost thoroughly today. My experience also includes using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign, both of which I use almost on a regular basis for logo designs and postcard and signage layouts.

In regards to teaching, I wish to learn about your needs first. From there, I work on a projects-based method, that way it is more hands on, that incorporates what the student desires to learn and also that way I can act as a guiding hand.

I have been there before: the Adobe Suite is a very intimidating array of programs. But projects are the best way to attack such things without being bogged down in tools you may never use again. If you would like to set up repeat sessions, I will be happy to prepare a syllabus according to however long you intend to have me help.

Here are common examples of what I can teach with these programs
Photoshop:

1. Illustration
2. Photo retouching and manipulation
3. Digital collage
4. Word illustration

Adobe Illustrator:

1. Logo Design

Adobe InDesign:

1. Page Layout
2. Prepress
3. Postcard design

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Adobe Illustrator

My background consists of 4 years of college use with Adobe Illustrator in designing type, logos, and vector illustration, plus over a year of professional experience in an in-house environment producing vector illustrations. My methods of teaching will be on a project based, with questions provided to me by the student. I would in turn show several methods to accomplish the task at hand.

Adobe InDesign

I have been working professionally with Adobe InDesign for almost a year and a half on a regular basis. Projects have consisted of Advertising layouts, postcards, signs, and exporting for ipads, digital and print advertisements.

My teaching methods would be at a project based basis, that way it would not overwhelm the student with too much unnecessary information and encourage trial and error.

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop for over eight years in use for photo manipulation, retouching, digital illustration, coloring, for comic illustration and coloring, and for image manipulation.

I would teach the student on a project basis. I would provide a brief overview of the program with a sample piece or pieces so that the student will understand how the software works, without being too overwhelmed with the features.

Drawing

I have been drawing for over 16 years, both self taught and in learning workshops/classes in Drexel University and independently.

I have learned to draw with pencil, charcoal, china wax, marker, pens, and also digitally. Having taken figure drawing classes I would teach fundamentals in drawing from basic shapes to more complex shading (crosshatching, blending) and drawing from the eye.

Drexel University
Digital Media

Education

Drexel University (Digital Media)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Brandon will travel within 25 miles of Roslyn, NY 11576.


About Brandon

I started publishing my drawings since high school as an editorial cartoonist, which I continued throughout college. Originally, I began drawing by hand with pen and ink, but grew to incorporate Adobe Photoshop, which I use almost thoroughly today. My experience also includes using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign, both of which I use almost on a regular basis for logo designs and postcard and signage layouts.

In regards to teaching, I wish to learn about your needs first. From there, I work on a projects-based method, that way it is more hands on, that incorporates what the student desires to learn and also that way I can act as a guiding hand.

I have been there before: the Adobe Suite is a very intimidating array of programs. But projects are the best way to attack such things without being bogged down in tools you may never use again. If you would like to set up repeat sessions, I will be happy to prepare a syllabus according to however long you intend to have me help.

Here are common examples of what I can teach with these programs
Photoshop:

1. Illustration
2. Photo retouching and manipulation
3. Digital collage
4. Word illustration

Adobe Illustrator:

1. Logo Design

Adobe InDesign:

1. Page Layout
2. Prepress
3. Postcard design

Education

Drexel University
Digital Media

Education

Drexel University (Digital Media)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Roslyn, NY 11576

Brandon’s Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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