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Jerry R.

Lemon Grove, CA


Jerry R., Bilingual Professional Graphic Designer and Photographer

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Very Good!
— Sandy, San Diego, CA on 2/23/15

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About Jerry

I am a traditionally trained graphic designer, photographer and marketer with 30 years experience. I have worked with small privately owned businesses to large corporations including: TaylorMade Adidas Golf, CB Richard Ellis Commercial Real Estate, The Sundance Film Festival, The Sundance Institute, The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Steamboat Ski Resort and Raymond J. Lucia Wealth Management.

I approach teaching/tutoring the same way I was taught, by teaching the underlying principles, theories and techniques involved. Then providing attainable assignments that require students to practice those techniques and principles on real projects. I like to keep students interested and to enjoy their learning by presenting them with challenges that required them to build on their existing knowledge. I help them focus on each level of improvement, not solely the achievement of one large goal.

For the past 20 years, I have been teaching in Spanish as well as English. For this entire time I have served as full time volunteer providing in-home Spanish instruction as well as regular public speaking assignments in Spanish.

I believe in quality education and want my students completely satisfied with what they are learning. So I regularly ask for feedback, and if a student or parent is not completely satisfied with my tutoring I will not charge for that lesson. I do my best to have a flexible schedule and while I have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I offer make-up classes.

I am available on location, at your home, or remotely online. I look forward to helping you have fun and success in your educational pursuits.
I am a traditionally trained graphic designer, photographer and marketer with 30 years experience. I have worked with small privately owned businesses to large corporations including: TaylorMade Adidas Golf, CB Richard Ellis Commercial Real Estate, The Sundance Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Lemon Grove, CA 91945
In-person lessons

"Very Good!"

- Sandy, San Diego, CA on 2/23/15

"Patient and knowledgeable "

- Laura, San Diego, CA on 11/6/15

"Very Positive Experience"

- Brent, San Diego, CA on 2/21/15

"Super Helpful"

- PENNY, La Mesa, CA on 9/9/14
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Corporate Training:
Spanish, Web Design

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Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is an indispensable software that I have used for nearly 20 years in my business for creating vector based artwork for branding, marketing, advertising and web projects.

Adobe InDesign

I have been designing for print layout since 1982 and have used InDesign on a professional level since it's release in 1999. My teaching style is to help students learn the principles of visual communication and page layout, not just how to manipulate software. My professional experience with InDesign includes advertising, branding, marketing communication, catalogs, and digital publication layout with Digital Publishing Suite.

Adobe Lightroom

As a professional photographer, Adobe Lightroom is an integral part of my photography workflow. It has been designed with the photographer in mind and quickly becomes a very powerful tool for preparing photographs for final use in print or on the web.

I have had the privilege of helping numerous novice to advanced amateur photographers learn Lightroom. Most find it significantly easier to use than Photoshop and are delighted with their final images.

Adobe Photoshop

I have been a Photoshop user for 24 years, as both a professional photographer and graphic designer. I regularly use Photoshop for images used in Catalogs, Advertising, MARCOM, Fine Art, Web and Digital Publishing

Graphic Design

I am a traditionally trained graphic designer and photographer. My formal visual/graphic design education began when I was in the 7th grade and continued until graduation 6 years later. Over half of my daily formal curriculum was spent in studying visual arts. I have been working professionally in the communication arts business for the past 29 years, during which I have formally taught dozens of seminars, provided one-on-one tutoring and consulted professionally for numerous companies.

My teaching method focuses on the principals of design, not simply the manipulation of computer software. So my tutoring method focusing on putting the principles to work in real life and learning how to create visual designs before sitting down in front of a computer.


I have over 19 years experience working with HTML and CSS in the development of custom websites for clients. I am also experienced in working with Content Management Systems liked WordPress, Joomla and Magento.

I currently work and teach web design utilizing the popular HTML/CSS framework Twitter Bootstrap.


I have been a daily Apple Macintosh user since the release of the IIgs in 1986. During that time I have worked on hundreds of different Mac computers and have in turn taught dozens of clients to not only use the Mac in their businesses and personal lives, but to maintain and service them as well.

I look forward to helping you discover the joy of using the Macintosh for either personal creativity via software like iPhone and iMovie or business productivity with software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro and the like.


I am classically trained in studio and natural light photography with 29 years of experience. Over that time, I have worked with large format cameras to DSLR. I am experienced with B&W, color negative, transparency and digital film. I am qualified in both traditional and digital darkroom work utilizing Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

I have tutored numerous students in photography over the years, mostly with a focus on landscape and wildlife.

Very Good! — Jerry was very personable and knowledgeable. His explanations made it very easy to understand the basics in InDesign. I was able to go to work the next week and use the program much better after just one session. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs instruction with this program. ...

— Sandy, San Diego, CA on 2/23/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jerry will travel within 40 miles of Lemon Grove, CA 91945.

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