Over 100 tutoring hours

Stefania C.

Santa Monica, CA

$60/hour

Photoshop and Illustrator for Graphic and Fashion Designers

4.9 average from 78 ratings
Extremely Knowledgeable - can cater to anyone's learning style!
— Baylee, Los Angeles, CA on 9/7/12

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Platt College, FIDM, London College of Fashion
Graphic and Fashion Design
Penn Foster College
Enrolled
UCLA Extension
Other

Education

Platt College, FIDM, London College of Fashion (Graphic and Fashion Design)

Penn Foster College (Enrolled)

UCLA Extension (Other)

About Stefania

Originally from Florence, Italy, I am a designer with 15 years experience. I work in the fashion industry as an apparel designer, but I also have worked as a graphic designer, an illustrator, and a retoucher. I am that one in the office who also takes care of prints, catalogues, textile repeats, and social media design, in addition to my regular duties.

GRAPHIC DESIGN/RETOUCHER:
I can easily teach all levels of students all the tricks of the trade, I will cover how to work with an array of projects and files. I will teach how to work with layers, channels, paths, actions, history, mask, retouch, illustrations, logo creations, fashion cads, presentations, graphic and pattern repeats, color correct and use of effects and filters.

FASHION DESIGN:
If you want to become fluent as a fashion designer, I will outline all the process for you, from how to create a mood board to how to put together a collection. Flats, croquis, technical constructions, tech packs assemblage are all part of the process.

Whether you are in still in school or you need to learn the programs for work or fun, I can help.
If you don't have the material I can provide the software during class, all you need is notes and a willingness to learn. I always give homework, so you practice at home what you learn in class, and I will review your exercises every time, until you become a pro.

ITALIAN:
Yes, I teach Italian as well. :)
I have been tutoring foreign languages ever since I was a high school student (I speak 5 languages) and I attended the school of foreign languages and humanities at La Sapienza, university of Rome.

I teach all levels, from real beginners to very advanced students who need to practice to maintain their conversation skills. I always adapt my courses to the student's profile : traditional, conversational, in English or entirely in Italian, or a combination of both... I usually use my own material, but I will also adapt to yours.

You will find me being extremely dedicated, encouraging, patient, and fun. My lessons always include interesting facts, Italian history and culture, geography information, and fun games to practice conversation...
Oh...I always leave homework :)
Originally from Florence, Italy, I am a designer with 15 years experience. I work in the fashion industry as an apparel designer, but I also have worked as a graphic designer, an illustrator, and a retoucher. I am that one in the office who also takes care of prints, catalogues, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

GROUP RATES: Please note rate is $108 an hour total for 2 students in the same class, $160 for 3, and $200 for 4 students or more.

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90405
Background Check: Passed

"Extremely Knowledgeable - can cater to anyone's learning style!"

- Baylee, Los Angeles, CA on 9/7/12

"Good teaching skills, encouraging, makes you feel comfortable"

- Vincent, Venice, CA on 4/6/16

"Superior subject knowledge and excellent communicator. Very pleasant and encouraging."

- Susan, Thousand Oaks, CA on 2/16/16

"Very Relaxed Yet Professional and Focused"

- Mark, Santa Monica, CA on 2/1/16

"Stefania has taught me so much!"

- Piers, Venice, CA on 6/15/15

"Excellent."

- Enid, Malibu, CA on 2/4/13

"Grazie mille, Stefania!"

- Will, Santa Monica, CA on 12/15/12

"Great Technical Fashion Tutor and More"

- Daniel, Los Angeles, CA on 11/5/12

"Very patient and dedicated"

- Roxana, Santa Monica, CA on 9/10/12
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
Language:
Italian, Spanish

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Platt College, FIDM, London College of Fashion
Graphic and Fashion Design
Penn Foster College
Enrolled
UCLA Extension
Other

Education

Platt College, FIDM, London College of Fashion (Graphic and Fashion Design)

Penn Foster College (Enrolled)

UCLA Extension (Other)

Extremely Knowledgeable - can cater to anyone's learning style! — Stefania is extremely knowledgeable about Illustrator. My team works at a fashion company, and we needed someone who could speak our language of CADS, stitches and patterns, and she is it! She knows it all and it very organized. She comes prepared with lessons that build upon each other and help you fully understand the tools you are working with. She is very patient and has been able to accommoda ...

— Baylee, Los Angeles, CA on 9/7/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

GROUP RATES: Please note rate is $108 an hour total for 2 students in the same class, $160 for 3, and $200 for 4 students or more.

Travel policy

Stefania will travel within 3 miles of Santa Monica, CA 90405.