Douglas G.

Pasadena, CA

$45/hr

Web Design | Graphic Design | Flash Design | Photography

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Pasadena Art Center College of Design

Education

Pasadena Art Center College of Design

About Douglas

Douglas started his vast and eclectic vocational life with art. In fact, all facets of art from metal fabrication, wood, glass, plastics, optics, fine art to digital art and photography. It’s no wonder, he attended one of the most prestigious colleges of art, Pasadena Art Center. Douglas’ full range of expertise started when he began his life’s work as a Union Carpenter helping to build construction joint forms for the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach.

A desire for more led Douglas to an opportunity through a family friend who was in the field of Optics. He was able to do top secret work for the Military. Amongst the fascinating projects were prototypes from Coors crystals for heat seeking missiles. Many of the projects were for Lockheed Missiles and Space and organizations like Hughes Aerospace and NASA for the shuttle program. He also worked on the early 80's 3D projection lenses for all West Coast theaters. Later he designed a permanent installation for the Discovery Channel which was an ant farm that was four feet by four feet and included a robotic arm that was maneuverable by a joystick which also had a 3D camera that enabled the viewer to see the ants up-close in 3D.

Douglas decided to move on and pursue a hobby and passion of building custom street rods and then made it a full time career. He worked on some of the top sports cars using his fabrication knowledge and his artistic eye to gain recognition from the leaders of million dollar custom cars in the industry. Douglas restored a Ferrari 350 GTC Special, originally purchased by the Queen of England from Enzo Ferrari. It was entered in the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and it won Best in its Class.

Douglas has wide-ranging experience in design, web, graphic, product, auto and many others. He also worked at Vector Motors Corporation a super car manufacturer, in research and development, manufacturing, prototyping, training and leading the engineering team. When Vector dissolved Douglas decided to expand his creative direction and delve into the world of special effects in Commercials, Film and Television where he used his many talents to design, build sets, props and direct crews as a production manager. His film credits include some of the top Blockbuster films of the time namely Dante’s Peak and Armageddon.

Douglas left the industry wanting to transition into his own business but not until he designed and developed a state of the art tile saw for a top abrasives company while adding a manufacturing division to their company. He then began his journey to start his multi media company PX Media in the year 2001. Self taught in all areas of Web, Graphic, Flash design, Photography, SEO and Marketing he used his vast expertise to help small business’ and corporate giants have a web presence to brand, market and advertise their business.
Douglas started his vast and eclectic vocational life with art. In fact, all facets of art from metal fabrication, wood, glass, plastics, optics, fine art to digital art and photography. It’s no wonder, he attended one of the Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Pasadena, CA 91104
In-person lessons
Computer:
Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop,
Dreamweaver,
General Computer, HTML, Macintosh,
Microsoft Windows, Networking (Computer), Photography, Video Production, Web Design
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Photography, Video Production
Corporate Training:
Adobe Flash, General Computer, HTML, Networking (Computer), Web Design

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Adobe Photoshop

I have spent more than 15 years working with Photoshop and the adobe suite. I have used it for designing websites, manipulating photos and marketing materials like Logos, business cards, brochures, etc. I as well use Photoshop in design process with Flash.

Dreamweaver

I have more than 10 years experience working with Dreamweaver. I have used Dreamweaver and other software to create websites from scratch as well use it for hand coding and making edits to PHP, JavaScript and CSS on a daily basis. Dreamweaver is best known for it's ability to create templates and work within groups on the same project.

Macintosh

I have more than 15 years working with Apple computers and Apple Pro Apps, such as iPhoto, Aperture, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro, as well as all Apple works software like Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

I have worked professionally using Apple products for many years and have trained more than 20 people on various apps and devices.

I have also worked with Apple developers solving bug issues within the operating system.

Web Design

I have a diverse experience as a senior web design professional, print artist, multimedia expert, and interactive design specialist. I offer extensive digital and conventional graphic arts experience, combined with the proven ability to lead creative teams to exceed client expectations, and I know I will excel in your organization’s designer position.

Throughout my career, I have proven my unwavering dedication to superior web design by:
- Creating provocative and user-friendly web sites with impressive graphics and innovative interfaces.
- Growing client accounts/contracts by working closely and collaboratively with clients and ensuring all goals are met.
- Maximizing web site traffic through advanced SEO, SEM, and SMO techniques.
- Developing stylish and powerful brand and marketing materials such as brochures, newsletters, and logos.

I offer a combination of vision, enthusiasm, and technical ability to ensure clients receive exceptional deliverables. You will find my knowledge of graphic arts production, passion for innovation, and collaborative leadership will make me an outstanding addition to your team.

Pasadena Art Center College of Design

Education

Pasadena Art Center College of Design

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Douglas will travel within 40 miles of Pasadena, CA 91104.

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