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William S.

Greenville, SC

$50/hr

3D, Art/Concept Art, Digital Art for games and film

Background check passed as of 6/20/14
Usually responds in about 1 day

3D, Art/Concept Art, Digital Art for games and film

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Hi there. My name is Bill, and I've worked in the game industry and taught at some major art schools in New York. I also have experience teaching portfolio development classes to foreign students attempting to get into top US art schools. I can teach locally, or we can do sessions online (sharing monitors from across the country).

Testimonials

" Excellent Instructor"

- Morgan, Easley, SC on 9/30/14
Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Spanish
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Adobe Illustrator

I have a background in communication design from Pratt Institute with almost daily use of Illustrator. I have worked in Illustration using Illustrator for concepts and finalized artwork.

Adobe InDesign

I have a background in communication design from Pratt Institute with almost daily use of QuarkXpress. Later, I shifted to InDesign for freelance jobs as Quark was phased out.

Adobe Photoshop

I studied in a masters program in computer graphics at Pratt institute. I use Photoshop on a daily basis to create textures for 3d models. I make regular use of Photoshop to paint and clean up concept art.

Drawing

I was an undergraduate illustration major at Pratt Institute, and I have worked as a freelance illustrator. I taught portfolio development using traditional art media to foreign high school students in New York. I have worked as a concept artist of Cyberwarrior Inc. in Fairlawn, NJ from 2001- 2003.I am constantly honing my life drawing skills in live drawing sessions, and I have sold many of my life drawings at local art shows.

General Computer

I am agraduate student of Pratt institute Computer graphics program. I make extensive use of computers for graphics applications. I worked at Pratt institute as a graduate student repairing and updating computers.

Graphic Design

Although I did not finish the program, I attended the Graduate Dept. of Pratt Institute for computer graphics and interactive media with a focus on three-dimensional modeling and animation using Alias Wavefront and Maya.

I worked as a concept artist, modeler and animator for a game company in Fairlawn, NJ called Cyberwarrior Inc. using Maya as my principal modeling and animation tool.

Using Maya, I worked as a 3D modeler for Trauma Studios in NYC in the production of a game for Digital Illusions SE based in Sweden.

I am currently taking online classes in the graduate department of the Academy of Art University in San Fransisco for my graduate degree in advanced 3D Modeling.

Maya

Although I did not finish the program, I attended the Graduate Dept. of Pratt Institute for computer graphics and interactive media with a focus on three-dimensional modeling and animation using Alias Wavefront and Maya.

I worked as a concept artist, modeler and animator for a game company in Fairlawn, NJ called Cyberwarrior Inc. using Maya as my principal modeling and animation tool.

Using Maya, I worked as a 3D modeler for Trauma Studios in NYC in the production of a game for Digital Illusions SE based in Sweden.

I am currently taking online classes in the graduate department of the Academy of Art University in San Fransisco for my graduate degree in advanced 3D Modeling.

Microsoft Windows

I have studied computer graphics for a number of years at Pratt institute cgim masters program with primary use of Windows and Unix machines. I have been using windows since it originated. Worked at parts cgim computer lab repairing and updating windows and Mac machines as a grad student.

Painting

I did my undergrad for illustration in Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

I am proficient in traditional painting and digital painting techniques using Photoshop and Corel Paint; mediums which are being utilized more and more in professional production art environments.

I taught painting in my portfolio development class at the P.I. Art Center in NYC.

Spanish

Fluent Spanish speaker/reader/writer. I grew up in a Spanish speaking household. My parents are from Bogota Colombia and I have traveled there extensively (3 times in the last 2 years alone). I have also been trained to speak Spanish from Spain (using the vosotros form). I have experience teaching a variety of subjects. I am certain my experience teaching will aid greatly in a student comprehending the complexity of the Spanish language.

Pratt Institute
Illustration

Education

Pratt Institute (Illustration )

Excellent Instructor — Excellent instructor. He was on time, patient, and thorough. I felt he was genuinely concerned with my comfort level and comprehension of the subject matter. ...

— Morgan, Easley, SC on 9/30/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

William will travel within 30 miles of Greenville, SC 29609.


About William

Hi there. My name is Bill, and I've worked in the game industry and taught at some major art schools in New York. I also have experience teaching portfolio development classes to foreign students attempting to get into top US art schools. I can teach locally, or we can do sessions online (sharing monitors from across the country).

Testimonials

" Excellent Instructor"

- Morgan, Easley, SC on 9/30/14
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Education

Pratt Institute
Illustration

Education

Pratt Institute (Illustration )


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Greenville, SC 29609

William’s Subjects

Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Spanish
Corporate Training:
General Computer,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for William S.

William S. passed a background check on 6/20/14. The check was ordered by William through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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