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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

  • 2,009 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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Conveys his understanding very effectively!

Joe was excellent. When I was looking for a tutor on Wyzant Joe reached out to me and shared his credentials. He is a great resource for anyone trying to develop their Adobe skills (regardless of current ability). Not only did he give me some pulmonary exercises to familiarize myself with the program, but he also spent the first half of our session getting everything download it and set up. He is exactly what I was looking for in a tutor.

Matthew, 5 lessons with Joe

Conveys his understanding very effectively!

Joe was excellent. When I was looking for a tutor on Wyzant Joe reached out to me and shared his credentials. He is a great resource for anyone trying to develop their Adobe skills (regardless of current ability). Not only did he give me some pulmonary exercises to familiarize myself with the program, but he also spent the first half of our session getting everything download it and set up. He is exactly what I was looking for in a tutor.

Matthew, 5 lessons with Joe

Simply terrific!

I was a complete know-nothing about Photoshop and consummately intimidated by it. With profound, empathetic patience Joe walked me through the functions that were initially important for me, brought me to a full understanding of them, and I'm eagerly anticipating my next session with him that I've already scheduled. Thanks Joe.

JIM, 3 lessons with Joe

Amazing Tutor

Joe is really great at what he does He is a very patient, kind and a knowledgeable tutor, I recommend him 11/10, I definitely have a hard time learning sometimes but he is quick to go over the material again and explain again with a smile Thanks Joe.

Gloria, 19 lessons with Joe

worth every penny!

The experience with Joe is perfect from first message and all through the lesson. He very promptly reached out to me, I had initially selected someone else who didn’t even bother to reply to my message. Ultimately Joe was very thorough , asked questions and then worked with me through my scheduling issues. Today the class was a 10/10. So glad my original choice didn’t choose me! 😅

Gia, 5 lessons with Joe

Great tutor!

I found Joe to be patient and highly professional He is an excellent communicator and made our session fun. I highly recommend Joe and plan to continue working with him in the future.

Vicky, 4 lessons with Joe

Knowledgeable, engaging and patient tutor

Super professional and wonderful tutor. I'm so happy with our first lesson. Joe is a stellar communicator and thoughtful and specific to give me what I'm looking to create in regards to digital art. I'm looking forward to working with him long-term to achieve my art goals. Highly recommended.

Nancy, 2 lessons with Joe

worth every penny!

The experience with Joe is perfect from first message and all through the lesson. He very promptly reached out to me, I had initially selected someone else who didn’t even bother to reply to my message. Ultimately Joe was very thorough , asked questions and then worked with me through my scheduling issues. Today the class was a 10/10. So glad my original choice didn’t choose me! 😅

Gia, 5 lessons with Joe

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
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