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Joe C.

Professional Designer 25+ Yrs, Expert Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Professional Designer 25+ Yrs, Expert Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

$65/hour

  • 1,827 hours tutoring

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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Patient and knowledgeable tutor.

Joe taught me how to add a texture photo as a color swatch, make clipping masks, and helpful Illustrator commands to increase my basic knowledge to a better understanding. I like that Joe was very patient, knowledgeable, easy to work with, and made sure I understood what I was learning. Joe helped me finish a work project and get it ready for presentation. I highly recommend Joe as a tutor!

Lisa, 1 lesson with Joe

Joe was an awesome tutor. He is very patient and easy to work with.

Joe started with some of the basics of photoshop snd then we did an exercise to use some of the tools. He also helped me figure out how to use the tools to get the correct image size for a sublimation transfer.

Lucy, 1 lesson with Joe

Total expert with PhotoShop

Joe is a true expert with PhotoShop and clearly and patiently took me through the necessary steps to edit photos. Joe was exceptional. We shared screens and step-by-step took the actions to create the precise image that I hoped for.

Lou, 1 lesson with Joe

excellent

He really helped me a lot. Looking forward to the next lesson and expanding on my ideas . Thanks again

Joe, 1 lesson with Joe

A great tutor I would highly recommend!

Joe C. was calm, reassuring, knowledgeable and able to teach in a way that I felt confident when on my own. I used him to get started on Photoshop when preparing my manuscript for publishing on KDP. Great experience! I will be leaning on him again, I am sure!!!

Margo, 8 lessons with Joe

Knowledgeable and Kind Tutor with great artistic eye

Joe is a wonderful teacher. He is kind, patient, willing to explain things in detail. He has a great artistic eye. My photoshop skills are improving. I really love working with him.

Kelcy , 14 lessons with Joe

Excellent lesson!

Came in with awesome lesson plan and constantly adapts it depending on my interests and needs. Really patient and understanding. Amazing communication skills. 6 stars all the way!

Patrick , 5 lessons with Joe

web design

Joe was awesome as always!! He was patient and extremely informative. I will be back for more services. Thank you so much Joe for all your help!!

DeAndrea, 2 lessons with Joe

Best tutor ever

Joe makes things simple while teaching me really complex techniques, has super positive vibes, and each lesson is just really pleasant and fun! Joe is really good at breaking things down and making things clear while never slowing down the pace. I will definitely be continuing with him. His lessons are the best way to learn Photoshop, hands-down.

Katherine, 5 lessons with Joe
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$65/hour

Joe C.'s Photo

Joe C.

$65/hour

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Response time: 13 minutes