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Professional Designer 25+ Yrs, Expert Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Joe C.

2,587 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $75

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Joe C.'s Photo

Professional Designer 25+ Yrs, Expert Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Professional Designer 25+ Yrs, Expert Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Joe C.

2,587 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

2,587 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Joe


Bio

Hi, I'm a professional freelance graphic designer in Southern California. I have 25+ yrs experience in advertising and marketing working with some of the world's largest brands. I'm fast, organized, well-versed and creative with expert level Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills. I help Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Architecture students, as well as students that somehow must take a computer class(es) for your major. I also assist young professionals, hobbyists, and...

Hi, I'm a professional freelance graphic designer in Southern California. I have 25+ yrs experience in advertising and marketing working with some of the world's largest brands. I'm fast, organized, well-versed and creative with expert level Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills. I help Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Architecture students, as well as students that somehow must take a computer class(es) for your major. I also assist young professionals, hobbyists, and small business owners create, or edit, existing materials, product images, social media campaigns and more.

Graphic Design - Help with class projects such as print ads, posters, mockups, websites (UI), and more. Equally as important, we'll review your portfolio and potentially elevate the work you present.

Fashion Design - Demonstrate how to make seamless patterns, swatches, dressing and drawing on croquis, making brushes, clipping masks, and more to ensure your portfolio is strong.

Interior Design - Assist you to add textures, materials, lighting and shading to your line art, floor plans, elevations, and other renderings you'll need.

Young professionals - Show you the tips and tricks used in the industry to increase proficiency and eliminate common 'rookie' mistakes as well as best practices and a portfolio review.

Small business owners - Help with creating product images, social media campaigns, website messaging priorities, logo development and much more.

A bit more detail; I hold an AA and BA in Visual Communication Design from Texas State University. Creating images and exercising typography, I moved thru the ranks from Jr. Art Director to Creative Director working with agencies and brands you know. My art has been, and is currently, approved and used to market Fortune 500 Companies in industries like; Food/Grocery, Oil/Energy, Auto Racing, Tax/Finance, Gaming/Casinos, Tourism, Real Estate, and other Retail businesses, B2B/B2C, large and small.

Thank you for taking the time to review my profile!


Education

Texas State University
Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communications

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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I've been working as an Art Director (Glorified Graphic Designer) for the last 25 years. I work in InDesign on a regular basis building ads, brochures and other multi-page documents where InDesign is the preferred software. In addition, I've tutored multiple students in InDesign with great success. InDesign is basically a 'cousin' to Adobe Illustrator, another vector based application from Adobe.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have worked as an Art Director in advertising agencies for the last 20+ years, starting as a Jr. Art Director and working my way to Creative Director. 4 years ago I left the 'Agency Life' to become a Remote Freelance Graphic Designer where I retain multiple accounts myself and work with other advertising agencies to insure they are able to retain clients using my graphic design work. I'm currently responsible for graphic design work, start to finish, for major brands around the globe.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I've been working as an Art Director (Glorified Graphic Designer) for the last 25 years. I work in InDesign on a regular basis building ads, brochures and other multi-page documents where InDesign is the preferred software. In addition, I've tutored multiple students in InDesign with great success. InDesign is basically a 'cousin' to Adobe Illustrator, another vector based application from Adobe.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have worked as an Art Director in advertising agencies for the last 20+ years, starting as a Jr. Art Director and working my way to Creative Director. 4 years ago I left the 'Agency Life' to become a Remote Freelance Graphic Designer where I retain multiple accounts myself and work with other advertising agencies to insure they are able to retain clients using my graphic design work. I'm currently responsible for graphic design work, start to finish, for major brands around the globe.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Examples of Expertise


Joe has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Joe is an INCREDIBLE teacher!!

Joe is absolutely amazing - incredibly knowledgeable in his field, patient, and able to take his expertise and seamlessly apply it to your project. Highly recommend!

Jason, 25 lessons with Joe

Knowledgeable tutor, has expertise in versatile topics and is flexible.

Joe is helping me work on improving my portfolio website and on developing digital design and illustration skills. (Adobe photoshop/ illustrator for most part). Thank-you.

Fuz, 4 lessons with Joe

Knowledgeable, gets right to the point, clear explanations, does not rush through the demonstrations.

Joe taught me how to use some of the tools in photoshop and some keyboard shortcuts. I learned quite a bit. I would definitely use Joe again. He also charged his time fairly.

Colin, 1 lesson with Joe

Joe is an INCREDIBLE teacher!!

Joe is absolutely amazing - incredibly knowledgeable in his field, patient, and able to take his expertise and seamlessly apply it to your project. Highly recommend!

Jason, 25 lessons with Joe

Easy to understand instruction

Joe explained Illustrator in a way I could understand. When I first started out I was wanting to use the fundamentals of Photoshop but the process is completely different yet easy to understand.

Maurice, 8 lessons with Joe

great teacher

Really starting to understand illustrator! Very patient and thorough teacher. Have had quite a few sessions already and will continue to learn

Sivan, 13 lessons with Joe

amazing!

Great illustrator tutor! Thoroughly explains everything and is super patient. Would definitely recommend to anyone trying to improve their adobe skills!

Sivan, 13 lessons with Joe

Great Introductory lesson

I’m learning illustrator and photoshop for fashion design and our first lesson started on the right foot. As I’m a beginner I got an introduction and set up the tools/layout and homework on the basics of applying the learned tools. I’m excited to continue to learn with Joe! He has a great patience, explanation, and understanding to tailor to my needs.

Steven, 27 lessons with Joe

Joe is my go-to!

Joe is my go-to buddy! He knows just about everything in my opinion! I’vee called on him to teach me about Illustrator, Photoshop and social media. His can-do attitude and his patience make him one of my favorite tutors. I know I need to learn more and I know who I’ll seek out to teach me. Thanks Joe!

Susan, 10 lessons with Joe
Hourly Rate: $75
Response time: 17 minutes
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