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Liz M.

Seattle, WA

$40/hr

Graphic Design, Photography, Scanning & Book Publishing

Background check passed as of 12/22/13
Usually responds in about 11 hours

Graphic Design, Photography, Scanning & Book Publishing

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Experienced graphic designer who loves to help in the creation of books for artists and writers, as well books for artists and photographers, as well as technical manuals and memoirs.

Make your images POP: Learn the sound basics of image optimization, scanning and photography

Adobe CS InDesign - I can help you over the hurdle of learning the basics of this powerful software for layout.
MS Word or Publisher - and online programs are other options to achieve your goals.

How to make effective covers, page layouts, and font selections! It is often in these "details" that projects fail.

Business Graphics:
Learn the tools to create effective logos, illustrations and marketing pieces for your business.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, and have been a graphic designer for over ten years.

Testimonials

"Great tutor!!"

- Linda, Port Townsend, WA on 5/17/14

"Awesome Tutor!!!"

- Monique, Seattle, WA on 4/20/14

"Patient and Knowledgable"

- Pilar, Bothell, WA on 1/10/14

"Good first visit today with plans to go to the next step."

- Alice, Seattle, WA on 1/9/14
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Photography
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Word

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 InDesign

I have worked as a graphic designer for 10 years with InDesign as my main tool for creating books, reports, brochures, flyers, exhibits, posters, banners and digital presentations.
I have attended dozens of InDesign User Group meetings to keep up to speed with the latest advancements and to learn advanced and time saving techniques.
As an in-house graphic designer, and have been the in-house guru for all things InDesign - from troubleshooting with somewhat experienced users to helping the complete novice get set up and going.
Sometimes I even dream in InDesign.

Desktop Publishing

Most of my years of experience in desktop publishing comes from working in Adobe's InDesign, but these skills are easily translated to Quark, MS Publisher, and even Word.

I can help you set up long documents and efficiently apply styles to the whole document for efficiency and consistency. My graphic design experience leans towards typography and print design, and I can show you the rules that makes your document look more readable, professional and well-designed.

I will also emphasize the need to think through to the final result -- how will this be printed and who is the final audience. I have helped many clients find suitable print options and self-publishing avenues.

Macintosh

I have owned and operated Macintosh computers since 2001, and am familiar with most models and Operating Systems (OS), core programs, and accessories.

I continue to attend Mac classes at the Apple store to keep up with the best ways to work with the newest OS.

I can help those new to the Mac how to orient to the new workspace, shortcuts to navigating the "windows," how to install programs and organize files.

Photography

I am a digital and film photographer with a solid understanding of exposure, particularly for existing light situations. I have owned and worked with dozens of cameras and can help the newer photographer find the best way to work with their camera for their desired results.

Some areas that I would be most helpful in working one on one with a student would be improving exposures and understanding histograms, street/candid/event photography, nature photography, and film experimentations with toy and vintage cameras.

I lean towards artistic and journalistic photography, and I would not be much help with studio lights or models.

University of Washington
Fine Arts - Printmak

Education

University of Washington (Fine Arts - Printmak)

Great tutor!! — I would absolutely recommend Liz to anyone who is looking for a remarkable individual who is patient, knowledgeable, on time with projections for projects, and is extremely talented. ...

— Linda, Port Townsend, WA on 5/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Liz will travel within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98117.


About Liz

Experienced graphic designer who loves to help in the creation of books for artists and writers, as well books for artists and photographers, as well as technical manuals and memoirs.

Make your images POP: Learn the sound basics of image optimization, scanning and photography

Adobe CS InDesign - I can help you over the hurdle of learning the basics of this powerful software for layout.
MS Word or Publisher - and online programs are other options to achieve your goals.

How to make effective covers, page layouts, and font selections! It is often in these "details" that projects fail.

Business Graphics:
Learn the tools to create effective logos, illustrations and marketing pieces for your business.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, and have been a graphic designer for over ten years.

Testimonials

"Great tutor!!"

- Linda, Port Townsend, WA on 5/17/14

"Awesome Tutor!!!"

- Monique, Seattle, WA on 4/20/14

"Patient and Knowledgable"

- Pilar, Bothell, WA on 1/10/14

"Good first visit today with plans to go to the next step."

- Alice, Seattle, WA on 1/9/14
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Education

University of Washington
Fine Arts - Printmak

Education

University of Washington (Fine Arts - Printmak)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98117

Liz’s Subjects

Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Photography
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Photography
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Microsoft Word

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 Liz M.

Liz M. passed a background check on 12/22/13. The check was ordered by Liz through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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