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David T.

Long Beach, CA


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— Maiko, Torrance, CA on 5/19/15

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CSULB (Master's)

About David

I am a graduate of CSULB. I received my BA in Education, with an emphasis on Art, English composition (writing), and life science. I received a K-12 California Teaching Credential. I taught for several years in the Long Beach Unified School District and Los Alamitos School District (high school level).

I worked as a substitute teacher in the area of art, music, biology, history, English composition and U.S. history.

I also have a BFA in graphic design. And have been an advertising creative director for most of my career. I am currently a freelance creative director (art director and copywriter.)

I have taught part-time at CSULB, Long Beach City College, and the Art Institute, Orange County in areas of advertising design, and copy writing. I'm currently employed by the Art Institute.
I am a graduate of CSULB. I received my BA in Education, with an emphasis on Art, English composition (writing), and Read more

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Travels within 30 miles of Long Beach, CA 90810
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"Great Tutor"

- Maiko, Torrance, CA on 5/19/15
David replied on 5/20/2015

Thank you, Maiko. It was a pleasure. I'm glad you were able to achieve your goals in creating an ad.

"Highly Recommended"

- Mark, Irvine, CA on 2/16/12

"Tutor helped me with badly needed basic skills"

- Patricia, Long Beach, CA on 2/1/12
ACT Reading, English, Grammar,
Literature, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Anthropology, Archaeology,
Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Geology, Microbiology, Physical Science, Zoology
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop,
Desktop Publishing, General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Word, Photography
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology,
Government & Politics, World History
Clarinet, General Music, Saxophone
Adobe Photoshop,
Architecture, Art History,
Film, Painting,
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Biology, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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Adobe InDesign

I currently use InDesign (CS5) for all my desktop publishing. But also in my professional career as an advertising art director. All print ads are done in Adobe InDesign. I am also proficient in Quark. But I find InDesign much easier to use.

Adobe Photoshop

As a graphic designer, I currently use Photoshop CS5. I've been using the program at large in conjunction with my work for nearly 20 years. I use it primarily for assembling ad comps, photography and retouching. I teach Photoshop on the college level.


I studied archeology in college and an amateur archeologist. I've gone on a few digs in college, most notably at CSULB where we discovered an ancient native American midden.

Art History

I have a BA in art eduction from CSULB as well as graduate work. All which involved Art History. To teach art, I had to learn every level of art history, from early Greece, to the Renaissance, to French Impressionism and to Modern Art of Europe and the United States. I am a former high school art teacher with a K-12 credential (lapsed). I do teach at the college level.


I am a self-trained cook. However, I am a paid personal chef to several clients and friends. I studied basic cooking in high school (home economics)but my hobby is cooking. I have volunteered cooking for the homeless in Los Angeles and Chicago. I have catered a few events for friends parties. My specialty is French and Italian, as well Thai and Japanese dishes.


I am a professional illustrator. I began drawing at age 4. I studied drawing and painting both in high school and then in college. I taught art (drawing and painting) at the the high school level. I also teach drawing at the college level.


I am an advertising copywriter and have been writing for years. I've taught writing both in high school and at the college level. I write blogs and short stories, some of which have been published nationally.


I have been using the Apple MacIntosh since its inception. I do all my professional and private work on the "Mac." It's a very simple computer to use. I use it for graphic design, advertising design, as well as word processing and various other applications. (I am a college professor as well as an advertising creative director).


I have a degree in Art (BA) from CSULB. I am a professional illustrator. I've taught painting on the high school level, and do teach drawing and painting for private clients. My illustration work has been used in a variety of high profile advertising by Fortune 500 companies.


I studied photography as part of my BFA in Graphic Design. As a professional photographer, I know how to shoot (using various lenses), develop and print my own black and white photos as well as color. Now I use primarily 35mm digital slr for most of my work. My own photography has been used to illustrate my print ads. In total, I have over 25 to 30 years of experience shooting both outdoors and indoors with natural light or artificial light (strobes and/or incandescent lights). I also process all my digital photos through Adobe Photoshop.

Public Speaking

In high school, I came in first for the Long Beach Unified School district speech contest. I went on to the state finals in Sacramento winning third place. I studying public speaking at CSULB (a requirement for all K-12 teachers) for my BA degree in education as well as my teaching credential. I'm a registered speaker for the American Orchid Society. I'm also an advertising creative director so I regularly have to do an oral presentation. I've also taken classes at Chicago's famed, Second City Improve Theater. I am also a college professor, so I also have to be able to conduct a lecture.




CSULB (Master's)

Great Tutor — David was easy to reach and flexible to schedule an appointment. He was on time for my appointment. I wanted to learn how to create simple advertisements for work using Adobe InDesign. David explained the features step by step with easy language that a first-timer can understand. He was polite and patient when I asked him many questions. He also showed me how to create backgrounds in Photoshop so ...

— Maiko, Torrance, CA on 5/19/15

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Travel policy

David will travel within 30 miles of Long Beach, CA 90810.

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