Combining academic education and real-world experience tips is the main focus of my tutoring activity.
Over ten years of professional experience in the design field. Former multimedia tutor at CUNY. Degree in Multimedia Arts and Design, with Honor (GPA 4.00). Several awards received, including "CUNY Academic Excellence in Multimedia Arts" for my support to fellow students in homework assignments and design-theory lectures.
• Graphic Design
• Branding/Visual Identity
• Web Design
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe InDesign
MY TARGET AUDIENCE
• College Students
• Graphic Designers
• Web Developers
I am proficient in the most widespread, industry-standard software, particularly Adobe PHOTOSHOP
, ILLUSTRATOR, and INDESIGN. That's not just theory. I know these programs because I use them on a daily basis for my work. My skill-sets range from photo retouching to vector graphics, from banners to logo design, from brochures to website layouts, from books to album covers. Proven, real-world experience allows me to cover every aspect of the design process thoroughly. I don't simply teach how to use software, I demonstrate how to transform software in a valuable professional asset.
I am a long-time HTML and CSS coder as well. I show the student how to use design and coding skills together to build a functional website that is also aesthetically pleasing.
I am well versed in BRANDING and VISUAL IDENTITY. Thanks to my direct work-experience, the student can learn how to plan, research, and develop coherent design guidelines for companies and organizations. From sketching a concept to the final deliverable, I address and focus on every single step of the creative process.
I also offer PORTFOLIO EVALUATION and IMPROVEMENT.
IF YOU ARE A STUDENT
Thanks to the work done together, I have seen many students succeeding in their study programs. But my skills deliver more than solutions for college classes. The design experience acquired working for clients in UK, US, and ITALY translates in precious, practical tips that help students landing a future job position in the field. The design industry is very competitive in this city. Don't choose a tutor with the only goal of passing a class. Look at the big picture. You need to be job-ready when you graduate. I can give you the tools you need to actually work in the design field. That's a surplus that could make the difference in your life.
IF YOU ARE AN ART DIRECTOR
Are you a master in brainstorming and possess remarkable conceptual skills, but you are not proficient in the Adobe software? I can help you develop the technical skills you need in order to make your concepts look visually relevant.
IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL WEB & GRAPHIC DESIGNER
You know how to use some Adobe programs, but you want to learn every single feature available in each of them. I can help you. You want to stay up-to-date with the latest software releases and relative new features. I can help you as well!
IF YOU ARE A WEB DEVELOPER
You are a code ninja, but you feel you are missing the design knowledge that makes a website/app/widget aesthetically pleasing and on target. Well, you found the guy you were looking for!
INFO AND REQUIREMENTS
We can meet at any public location in New York City, as well as your place. You will need your own MAC or PC COMPUTER
—with the software you want to learn installed in it—and a mouse in working conditions. Please, only contact me if you care about your grades and your career.
IMPORTANT: CANCELLATION POLICY
Short-Notice Booking (Requested on the same week)
I currently have a six-hour cancellation policy. This means that if you cancel our lesson within 6 hours before the beginning of it, you won't be charged any fee. If the cancellation request arrives during the last six hours preceding the beginning of the lesson, you will be charged full price.
Long-Notice Booking (Requested at least one week in advance)
Long-notice requests reserve a spot for a lesson scheduled at least a week in advance. Given the nature of this requests, the lessons cannot be cancelled. This means that if you book a lesson at least one week in advance, you will be charged for that lesson, whether or not you actually took part to it.
I look forward to hearing from you and start working together on your career!