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Joe C.

Palm Desert, CA

$55/hour

Professional Graphic Designer, Expert Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

400+ Hours
5.0 average from 271 ratings
Knowledgeable and very patient tutor.
— Gail, Goodyear, AZ on 2/14/17

$55/Hour


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Texas State University
Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communications

Education

Texas State University (Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communications)

About Joe

I'm a professional remote freelance graphic designer, located in Southern California, with over 20 years experience in advertising and marketing. I'm fast, organized, well-versed and creative with expert level Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills.

Professional, yet easy going, I adhere to schedules like my career depends on it. Creating images and exercising typography, I moved through the ranks from Jr. Art Director to Creative Director working with agencies and brands you're familiar with. My artwork has been approved and used to market Fortune 500 Companies in industries such as; Food & Grocery, Oil & Energy, Auto Racing, Tax & Finance, Gaming & Casinos, Municipalities/Tourism, Real Estate Developers, and other Retail businesses, large and small.

From conception to publication, in both print and digital media, I understand and exceed the standards. Aside from being an expert with Photoshop and Illustrator, I'm also highly proficient in Adobe Indesign and Power Point software on both PC and Mac platforms.

Originally from Houston, I graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, and hold a BA in Visual Communication Design. I've also completed multiple Executive/Management training seminars and weekend software courses such as 'Photoshop WOW' and Rogen Training.
I'm a professional remote freelance graphic designer, located in Southern California, with over 20 years experience in advertising and marketing. I'm fast, organized, well-versed and creative with expert level Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills.

Professional, yet easy going, I adhere to schedules like my career depends on it.
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Palm Desert, CA 92260

"Knowledgeable and very patient tutor."

- Gail, Goodyear, AZ on 2/14/17

"Pleasant, competent and flexible."

- Bob, College Station, TX on 11/15/17

"Knowledgable and Friendly Teacher"

- Jack, Calimesa, CA on 11/11/17

"Great teacher-highly recommended"

- Erin, Atlanta, GA on 11/9/17

"Very easy to work with!"

- Amber, Erie, CO on 11/7/17

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Steven, Burlingame, CA on 10/29/17

"Best I've had"

- Jason, Culver City, CA on 10/26/17

"Highly Knowledgeable, Creative, and Professional"

- Mohamed, San Diego, CA on 10/23/17

"Exceeded My Expectations"

- Heather, Riverside, CT on 10/16/17

"Wonderful Teacher! Highly Recommend"

- Sabrina, New York, NY on 10/11/17

"Knowledgeable about Photoshop"

- Jill, Gilroy, CA on 10/5/17

"Photoshop/Illustrator project"

- Casey, Tempe, AZ on 9/29/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Erin, Charlotte, NC on 8/15/17

"Very thoughtful and patient"

- Kent, New York, NY on 8/12/17

"Joe is GREAT!"

- Jackie, Colorado Springs, CO on 8/7/17

"The best!"

- Annie, New York, NY on 7/13/17

"Joe Exemplified what I Hoped to Expect from Wyzant as a First Time User"

- Jarrod, Long Beach, CA on 7/7/17

"Really great and very patient!!!"

- Marla, Woodacre, CA on 6/22/17

"Thorough and Precise."

- Lauren, Greenbrae, CA on 6/21/17

"Great Teacher!"

- Vanessa, Washington, DC on 5/23/17

"Great Tutor"

- Lynn, La Quinta, CA on 4/19/17

"Excellent Adobe Illustrator Tutor"

- Paul, Minneapolis, MN on 3/16/17

"very patient and wants you to suceed"

- Shelah, Dewey, AZ on 3/6/17

"Motivating & capable tutor"

- Rachel, Loretto, KY on 2/23/17

"Knowledgeable and capable teacher."

- Ross, Los Angeles, CA on 2/7/17

"Great Tutor"

- Selena, Aurora, CO on 1/23/17

"Fantastic and Professional Tutor"

- Jing, San Francisco, CA on 12/23/16

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- Racquel, Chatsworth, CA on 12/19/16

"Great experience!"

- Connie, Vancouver, WA on 12/16/16

"Knows Photoshop inside and out"

- Chris, Harrison Township, MI on 11/17/16

"Very helpful and easy to work with"

- Colin, Reno, NV on 11/8/16

"Fantastic teachers!"

- Meghan, Santa Barbara, CA on 11/7/16

"FANTASTIC TUTOR - MADE ILLUSTRATOR EASY TO LEARN"

- Jeffrey, San Diego, CA on 10/15/16
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design

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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

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.

Texas State University
Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communications

Education

Texas State University (Bachelor of Arts, Visual Communications)

Knowledgeable and very patient tutor.

Joe is patient and I understand his instructions clearly. I had a great experience being tutored by Joe. He is knowledgeable in Adobe products and gave the instruction I needed to do my project.

— Gail, Goodyear, AZ on 2/14/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joe will travel within 10 miles of Palm Desert, CA 92260.