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Jim N.

Over 25 Years Experience - Design & Production for Print & Web

Over 25 Years Experience - Design & Production for Print & Web

$40/hour

  • 201 hours tutoring

About Jim


Bio

I started as a typesetter just as the "desktop revolution" began. As the Macintosh and Adobe pioneered the era of desktop publishing I started and grew my first graphic design business. In the 1990's I worked in several advertising agencies as production artist, graphic designer, art director and web developer. Since 2003 I have owned and operated my own firm.

Along the way, I have enjoyed training employees, interns, clients and students. I always endeavor to strengthen the skills and...

I started as a typesetter just as the "desktop revolution" began. As the Macintosh and Adobe pioneered the era of desktop publishing I started and grew my first graphic design business. In the 1990's I worked in several advertising agencies as production artist, graphic designer, art director and web developer. Since 2003 I have owned and operated my own firm.

Along the way, I have enjoyed training employees, interns, clients and students. I always endeavor to strengthen the skills and talents that exist and introduce new skills to every situation leaving students with something new and valuable.
I teach Graphic Design, Web Design, Photo-editing, Print Production, Basic Marketing and more!

I've utilized the Apple Macintosh and Adobe Creative Suite since it's inception in 1985. Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, FTP, and recent web design tools that deploy Responsive HTML.

My skill set is rooted in functionality. I produce artwork that communicates and produces the desired outcome from the marketing standpoint.

If I can help students reach their goals and become productive and profitable in their endeavors, I have done my job.
Schedule your first lesson today, let's get started!


Education

citrus college
Business
American Institute of Computer Science
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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

Originally, I used Pagemaker in the 80's when that was the first Mac-based page layout program. Very quickly I switched to Quark Xpress and it was great! Complete control and precision editing allowed us to create complex layouts very quickly. I was Quark™ Certified from 1989 - 1997. When Adobe™ Indesign came out, it was not better than Quark even though it was code named the "Quark Killer." It was not until CS3 that Indesign and its integration with Photoshop and Illustrator started to become viable. I have used Indesign since CS3 and now CS6 and have trained others as well.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have basic, intermediate and advanced Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Desktop Publishing, Design and Production knowledge.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I started as a typesetter and progressed to production artist working with some great designers and art directors. This experience as well as education gave me the skills to begin as graphic designer, art director and creative director. I now provide market research, positioning, branding, design and production for many major and minor brands.
Adobe Illustrator

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

Originally, I used Pagemaker in the 80's when that was the first Mac-based page layout program. Very quickly I switched to Quark Xpress and it was great! Complete control and precision editing allowed us to create complex layouts very quickly. I was Quark™ Certified from 1989 - 1997. When Adobe™ Indesign came out, it was not better than Quark even though it was code named the "Quark Killer." It was not until CS3 that Indesign and its integration with Photoshop and Illustrator started to become viable. I have used Indesign since CS3 and now CS6 and have trained others as well.
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have basic, intermediate and advanced Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Desktop Publishing, Design and Production knowledge.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I started as a typesetter and progressed to production artist working with some great designers and art directors. This experience as well as education gave me the skills to begin as graphic designer, art director and creative director. I now provide market research, positioning, branding, design and production for many major and minor brands.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

I began using the Mac in 1985. I have trained many professional designers and publishers. Many people still cannot believe that the Mac can do everything their old computer can do. The truth is that the Mac was actually the first "Personal Computer". Initially, IBM had determined that regular people did not want "Machines" in their homes. The IBM PC was released in response to the proven success of the Mac. The secret is that Macs are extremely easy to use and extremely powerful. Now of course, we integrate our Macs, iPads, iPods, iPhones and Apple Watches and this is the "Digital Life".
Web Design,

Web Design

When the world wide web came into prominence, I began designing web sites that complimented the print materials and direct mail programs we were designing. As the internet (and its speed) improved, we were able to do more and more. I have designed, programmed and deployed hundreds of web sites over the years.
Adobe Illustrator

Corporate Training

Web Design

Web Design

When the world wide web came into prominence, I began designing web sites that complimented the print materials and direct mail programs we were designing. As the internet (and its speed) improved, we were able to do more and more. I have designed, programmed and deployed hundreds of web sites over the years.

Ratings and Reviews


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Jim is the go-to guy for help!

I have had several sessions with Jim for different areas of help I needed in starting my blog website. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to understand. Each time he has quickly resolved my issue and accomplished the goal for our session. I keep going back to him because he knows what he is doing and even gives me suggestions on ways to improve my site. Glad I found him through the Wyzant app!

Bobbie, 4 lessons with Jim

Clear instructions and great help!

Jim helped me accomplish all my goals for this session. He also helped me prioritize future goals. I will definitely be asking for his help again! So grateful for the his help!

Bobbie, 4 lessons with Jim

Experienced, patient and friendly.

Working with Jim on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop was an enjoyable and productive learning experience. Jim is very knowledgeable with both applications, has great short cuts that only come with years of experience. Also, he was a pleasure to work with, and genuinely seems to enjoy teaching. I give my highest recommendation. Thank you, Jim!!

Elizabeth, 3 lessons with Jim

Candid, straight-forward and extremely helpful!

We focused on Adobe Illustrator. Jim was punctual, kind and very knowledgeable. He thoroughly went over each tool and icon and showed examples of what each one does pertaining to real-life scenarios. I will be using him again for on-going tutoring sessions.

Sabrina, 2 lessons with Jim

Very knowledgeable with lots of experience.

Jim is very knowledgeable with lots of experience. He helped me to establish a strategy for web design and how that affects site traffic . I am looking forward for more of Jim's help

Munir, 2 lessons with Jim

Great teacher - very knowledgeable

Jim taught me exactly what I wanted to know in Photo Shop to help with my job. Would highly recommend Jim for any level ! He knows his stuff !

Janet, 2 lessons with Jim

Extremely knowledgeable and patient

Jim helped clean up my computer, and seems really knowledgeable. I don't know yet whether Jim will be able to structure organized lessons. Like tutors in WyzAnt previously, he is able to answer questions. But I need an organized plan weekly, and that, in the past, has been difficult to achieve.

Arthur, 37 lessons with Jim

It pays to have an experienced tutor.

Jim outlined clearly a plan of action for me to successfully make a career move. With his 30 years experience in the field, I undoubtedly will be prepared for the upcoming job market. Jim is easy to get along with and cares about his students.

Cathy, 11 lessons with Jim

Jim is very patient and very knowledgeable and has taught me things very easily with his manner of teaching

Jim taught me Photoshop retouching black and white pictures and how to use Photoshop and Lightroom. He also helped me pick out the right products on the cloud to work with. I look forward to working with him. He is a very good tutor.

Leigh , 12 lessons with Jim
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$40/hour

Jim N.'s Photo

Jim N.

$40/hour

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Contact Jim

Response time: 16 hours