Over 50 tutoring hours

Kelly C.

Colchester, CT


Web Design, Graphic Design, Publishing, Photography, Advertising

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 6 ratings
Very good instructor!
— Jeffrey, Farmington, CT on 8/9/12


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Pratt institute BFA
Quinipiac University


Pratt institute BFA (BFA)

Quinipiac University (Master's)

About Kelly

Hello Students,

Thank you for taking the time to let me introduce myself. Since graduating from Pratt Institute 83’ Cum Laude, Bachelors of Fine Arts and going on to receive my Masters of Science, Quinnipiac University, Hamden CT – e-Media/Interactive Media 2003, I’ve been a University Professor teaching Digital art and Design with a concentration on online media, website design, UX (user experience design), interface design, digital photography, 2D and 3D animation, art and technology and Art History.

Currently I’m teaching, Introduction of Digital Design, using current PC OS and Apple OS X Lion system, Adobe Master Collection software applications emphasis on history, theory, concept development and workflow are taught for online media, course objectives are to create “professional online presents and branding” ending in a final project “e-portfolio website prototype” also teaching Digital Imaging and Web Design – focus on concept development, software workflow, layout and design, navigation, imaging, intro-to 2D animation, content development, end user experience emphasized, intro-coding languages, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Action Script, overall deployment concept, browser use and publishing methods are reviewed. Software used Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver.

I’m also teaching Digital Photography - objectives taught are history, camera function, image editing software (Adobe Systems, Photoshop/Bridge/Lightroom) with an emphasis on creative image development and a concentration in high quality image output, print/screen, and color management.
Past courses I’ve taught are Digital Illustration using both Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator and Coral Painter, 2D and 3D model building, animation and video editing using Newtek Lightwave, AutoDesk Maya and Adobe Flash Pro/After Effects and FinalCut Pro.

I look forward to taking with you about your tutoring needs. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Hello Students,

Thank you for taking the time to let me introduce myself. Since graduating from Pratt Institute 83’ Cum Laude, Bachelors of Fine Arts and going on to receive my Masters of Science, Quinnipiac University, Hamden CT – e-Media/Interactive Media 2003, I’ve been a
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Colchester, CT 06415
In-person lessons

"Very good instructor!"

- Jeffrey, Farmington, CT on 8/9/12
Adobe Flash,
Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop,
Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, HTML, Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Photography,
Video Production,
Web Design
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Flash

I've used Adobe Flash Pro since 1990 and have taught the subject in higher education schools for 8 years. I use the application for online advertising, e-learning and general animation and use action scripting to ad interactivity to the SWF output and deployment to desk top, smart phones and tablets.

Adobe InDesign

I currently teach Digital Publishing on the college level and use the Adobe Master Suite and focus in InDesign publishing for magazine, newspaper, book, business publishing. I teach Adobe InDesign’s full features such as Liquid Design layout, PDF interactive form layout and concentrate in the integration of print and online publishing for screen, phone and tablet.

Adobe Photoshop

In 1984 as a college student at Pratt Institute, School of Art and Design, I began using an Apple “Lisa”, which the department had purchased. It had MacPaint and MacWrite, “Paint” being a bitmap-pixel based image editing software, similar to the future Adobe Photoshop. Later around 1990 I started with “5.5” Adobe Photoshop and continued on through all the CS’s – starting with teaching my first course 2003’ in “CS (8.0)” and now “CS5.5” both on Mac and Windows. I’m also a photographer, starting in high school with a 35mm SLR Nikon Nikormat (film camera) and on to digital photography around year 2000’. My primary image editing software is Adobe Photoshop/Bridge/Lightroom. I also design web site page layouts in Adobe Photoshop, optimize images and graphics used with online media and “screen” presentation, in conjunction with other applications in Adobe Master Suite workflow. Currently I teach college level courses, Intro to Digital Design, Digital Imaging and Web Online Media and Digital Photography.

Desktop Publishing

I am well versed in desktop publishing using the Adobe Master Suite. My emphasis is in print and online media combined for screen, phone and tablet. I use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop for graphic design and InDesign for design layout. Adobe ePub for ebook publishing, book and cover design. Areas of concentration are in magazine, newspaper, book and business publishing.


I’ve taught eight years and currently at college and university level web design and development using Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript in combination with Photoshop and Illustrator for graphic and image design for screen, phone and tablet. I am well versed in current web standards of the World Wide Web Consortium and can offer insight and expertise in Search Engine Optimization, Web Marketing Strategies and Web Site Analytics through the use of best practices of Adobe Dreamweaver.


I've used a Macintosh computer since my undergraduate school Pratt Institute purchased its first Apple computer “Lisa” in 1983. Currently I am well versed in both Apple and Windows environments.


I've been shooting since I was a junior in HS, starting out in home made pin hole camera, to Nikon 35mm SLR and now DSLR. I would be happy to share my photography knowledge.

Video Production

I teach on both Windows and Macintosh platforms using Adobe software After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, and Apple Final Cut Pro. I am well versed in non-liner time line based editing and also shooting digital and DSLR video. I have completed Certificate of Completion – 06/26/2009 - Film Industry Training Program Connecticut Film and Digital Media Workforce the Film Division of the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism June 2009 which I focus on all aspects production of a short film with a concentration in lighting and grip. I’ve shot, edited and produced my own video production for use on web and television.

Web Design

I've been teaching web design in higher education university for eight years and currently teach at Eastern Connecticut University. My concentration is in graphic design, page layout, user experience, accessibility, image optimization, animation, logo design, content creation, online banner advertisement, e-commerce, search engine optimization, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe Web Design Suite, Adobe Master Suite.

Pratt institute BFA
Quinipiac University


Pratt institute BFA (BFA)

Quinipiac University (Master's)

Very good instructor! — Kelly was very well versed in the subject matter and knew how to pace lessons and introduce materials and information at the correct time. Very good instructor! ...

— Jeffrey, Farmington, CT on 8/9/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Kelly will travel within 40 miles of Colchester, CT 06415.