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Taylor C.

Venice, CA

$55/hour

Photoshop + digital media tutor with Illustration background

Background check passed as of 12/22/15
4.9 average from 162 ratings
Totally surpassed expectations! Expertise & great teacher.
— Jen, Venice, CA on 1/7/16

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Otis College of Art and Design
Other

Education

Otis College of Art and Design (Other)

About Taylor

My profession in the movie advertising industry is primarily photo-editing, collaging, and designing. I am a graduate from Otis College of Art and Design with a BFA Communication Arts/ Illustration. I can help you learn how to enhance, edit, and manipulate photos for your graphic design projects/education. My specialty is in illustration with extensive knowledge of figure drawing, digital painting and graphic design. I am proficient with traditional mediums and many computer applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp, and ZBrush.

I have a lot to knowledge to offer you so that you can learn to be the best in the industry. I offer combined studies for whichever two or more studies that are needed from me. I love to share what I learn in order to help someone else effectively reach their career and/or hobby goals. I am very honest and to the point, I move quickly but have a lot of patience for tutoring.
My profession in the movie advertising industry is primarily photo-editing, collaging, and designing. I am a graduate from Otis College of Art and Design with a BFA Communication Arts/ Illustration. I can help you learn how to enhance, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Venice, CA 90291
Background Check: Passed

"Totally surpassed expectations! Expertise & great teacher."

- Jen, Venice, CA on 1/7/16

"He was terrific"

- Ken, Los Angeles, CA on 12/2/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Bud, Los Angeles, CA on 11/17/16

"Great! Very patient, knowledgeable and encouraging"

- Enid, Los Angeles, CA on 10/31/16

"Great tutoring"

- Danielle, Potomac, MD on 10/10/16

"Kind, professional, and very patient Tutor"

- Daniah, Los Angeles, CA on 10/9/16

"Very effective teacher."

- Vance, Clay, NY on 7/1/16

"Did not work out"

- ZILI, Los Angeles, CA on 6/17/16

"Great for beginners"

- LeDon, The Colony, TX on 5/3/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Dana, Brooklyn, WI on 4/29/16

"Knowledgable & Patient"

- Mina, Los Angeles, CA on 4/18/16

"Great follow up and a lot of patience"

- Lynda, Pacific Palisades, CA on 4/13/16

"Excellent Photoshop & Sketch-up"

- Kate, Los Angeles, CA on 3/2/16

"Great teacher for computer science"

- Kimberly, Pacific Palisades, CA on 2/24/16

"Taylor knows Photoshop and is quite patient!"

- Roxanne, Encino, CA on 2/15/16

"Not Impressed"

- Arielle, Los Angeles, CA on 2/5/16
Taylor replied on 2/5/2016

Hi Arielle, I'm sorry our session did not meet your expectations. I am confident in my tutoring abilities and my students can vouch for that. Hopefully you will find a tutor that better suits your learning style.

"Punctual, professional and patient"

- Monica, Pasadena, CA on 1/31/16

"Great patience"

- Alex, Frisco, TX on 1/28/16

"Friendly and patient"

- Jennifer, Seal Beach, CA on 1/9/16

"Knowledgeable and patient!"

- Irma, Long Beach, CA on 12/24/15

"Taylor Is Great To Work With"

- Harlan, Los Angeles, CA on 12/23/15

"Taylor has a tremendous amount of knowledge and is a good teacher!"

- Mimi, Los Angeles, CA on 12/21/15

"Will hire again."

- Jo, Los Angeles, CA on 12/11/15
English:
English
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop,
Graphic Design,
Macintosh

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe InDesign

I'm qualified to tutor in InDesign because I have four years of experience as a graphic designer. I have worked with InDesign to create typographic pamphlets and instructions as far back as my college years.

Adobe Photoshop

I have used Photoshop professionally in my graphic design career for 4+ years and have continued to use it in my illustration career from 2008 - present. I know every tool within Photoshop and how to use it to my advantage!

Drawing

I have been drawing my whole life primarily in graphite. I have taken dozens of drawing classes including perspective, character, and animal drawing. Figuring drawing classes have been by far the majority of the drawing classes I have taken. I have a large quantity of finished drawings, sketches, and renderings that apply to illustration and concept art. I am conceptually and technically sound in drawing that applies to anything such as concept art, likeness, and creature design.

English

I have college level English skills and work well with kids! I can make assignments fun and get the work done.

Graphic Design

As noted on my resume, I have designed thousands of iterations of movie standee designs in a fast paced Hollywood environment for four years. My visual development skills include digital media, illustration, and graphic design. My online portfolio is available upon request.

Macintosh

I work as a freelance IT professional at many advertising agencies that use Macintosh. I know my way around Macintosh and can figure solutions to any problem. I have designed thousands of iterations of movie standee designs in a fast paced Hollywood environment for four years on Macintosh computers.

Painting

I have been painting traditionally with acrylic, gouache, and watercolor since the beginning of college. I have taken many color theory classes and am confident in my ability to apply color with any medium. I primarily paint digitally now but love to revisit traditional painting.

Otis College of Art and Design
Other

Education

Otis College of Art and Design (Other)

Totally surpassed expectations! Expertise & great teacher. — Just had my first lesson with Taylor. Totally impressed and delighted, and looking forward to working with him more. I have a deep background in art and design, but lack the technical skills to do what I now want to do, and Taylor is a wealth of knowledge about digital painting/drawing, Photoshop, and hand-done gouache painting. And likely far more, but that's what I wanted from him. Lucked out on ...

— Jen, Venice, CA on 1/7/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Taylor will travel within 20 miles of Venice, CA 90291.