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Cathy B.

Adobe Creative Suite | Digital Graphic Design | Microsoft Office

Madison, WI (53718)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$50.00
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Adobe Certified Instructor ACI and Microsoft Certified Trainer MCT

I specialize in teaching technology to visual learners. I teach Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Professional, and can translate the computer terms of graphic design and pre-press for creative communications designers. I also teach the Microsoft Office Suite, and can help to integrate these business applications with your creative tools.

I am an experienced Adobe Creative Suite trainer for college-level courses, adult technical professional classes, seminars, small group consulting and one-on-one coaching. As an award-winning designer with creative and technical experience at in-house corporate media departments, pre-press service bureaus, advertising agencies and graphic design firms I have a wide range of professional experience to approach projects from many angles. You can learn the technical tools without compromising your creative work.

I am an author and technical editor for books on digital graphic design and data-driven publishing workflows. I am a consultant specializing in productivity, efficiency and automation using digital design tools for print and cross-media publishing.

Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor in InDesign, InCopy, and Illustrator.
Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
Adobe Authorized Educator for Visual Communications and Web Design.

Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Microsoft Office Specialist in Word 2010, Excel 2010, and PowerPoint 2010.

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Cathy’s subjects

Adobe Illustrator

I am an Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator, and have been using the software since version '88 (as in nineteen eighty-eight!). I enjoy teaching vector graphics including easy and correct use of the Pen Tool as well as basic 3D graphics using perspective and dimensional drawing.

Adobe InDesign

I can help you with page layout, tables, typesetting, formatting controls and styles. My focus is on teaching adult professionals in the graphics and publishing industries to use digital media tools to their advantage, to leverage technology to streamline or automate the difficult, complex, tedious production tasks, and to free up their design time for more creative concepting.

I am an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) for InDesign & InCopy.
I have been a teacher for college-level courses in InDesign as well as a classroom trainer for professional technical InDesign classes.
I have presented InDesign seminars nationally for AIGA, the CRE8 Conference, and the InDesign Conference.
I was a chapter founder and am a current chapter rep for the InDesign User Group (IDUG) of Madison as well as a former Chapter Rep for IDUG Milwaukee.
I am the co-author of “A Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML: Harness the Power of XML to Automate your Print and Web Workflows."
I am the author of published articles on InDesign and a technical editor for several InDesign books.

Adobe Photoshop

I can help with editing and compositing images in Photoshop (with a focus on technical image specifications for pre-press and web).

I can help you to understand the functional aspects of pixel resolution and color mode while improving your skills in selecting and outlining for image enhancement and retouching.

I am an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) for Photoshop CS5 and an Adobe Certified Associate Educator for Visual Design using Photoshop.
I have been a teacher for college-level courses in Photoshop as well as a classroom trainer for professional technical Photoshop classes.

Desktop Publishing

I have over twenty years of experience with desktop publishing, beginning with traditional typesetting and paste-up, and evolving with the industry through digital media and layout automation with XML and Scripting. I am a certified expert in several versions of Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress, and can assist with workflow analysis and training for print and cross-media publishing.

Dreamweaver

I am an Adobe Certified Associate in Dreamweaver CS5, and an Adobe Certified Associate Educator in Web Design.

Microsoft Excel

I can help you to learn how to use and understand Excel spreadsheets, with formulas, functions, and cross-references, using your example files or training examples.

I am certified as a MOS Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel 2010, and have trained adult professionals for Basic and Advanced Excel topics in classroom settings, corporate onsite training, and virtual online sessions.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I can help you to learn how to efficiently build Powerpoint presentations incorporating charts, audio, video, animations and transitions, using your example files or training examples.

I am certified as a MOS Microsoft Office Specialist in Powerpoint 2010, and have trained adult professionals for Basic and Advanced Powerpoint topics in classroom settings, corporate onsite training, and virtual online sessions.

Microsoft Word

I can help you to learn how to create Word documents efficiently with Styles and Templates, using your example files or training examples.

I am certified as a MOS Microsoft Office Specialist in Word 2010, and have trained adult professionals for Basic and Advanced Word topics in classroom settings, corporate onsite training, and virtual online sessions.

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Education

University of Illinois, Chicago

Devry University Keller Graduate School (Graduate Coursework)

Full Sail University (MEd)

Excellent tutor She is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about desktop design. She took sufficient time to help me, an InDesign newcomer. I highly recommend her. ...

— Tom from Madison, WI on 2/21/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cathy will travel within 40 miles of Madison, WI 53718.

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