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John M.

Glastonbury, CT

$50/hour

Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing, Adobe/Mac Software, Marketing Tutor

$50/Hour


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Southern Connecticut State University
Graphic Design

Education

Southern Connecticut State University (Graphic Design)

About John

Experience Summary:

As an experienced creative marketing consultant with a background in graphic design, I have built an impressive reputation for producing marketing materials and programs that are strongly customer-focused, working with clients in business-to-business, government, not-for-profit and consumer markets ranging from small startups to large, well established corporations. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to speak in front of classes and mentor for high school/college students wanting to pursue a career in graphic design. While in a teaching role I bring my over 20 years experience in graphic design to shed light regarding best practices, industry standards and personal successes for the students to learn (benefit from).

Teaching Style:

I tend to gauge the students learning style to incorporate the best methods of teaching. In all pursuits of education it takes a two way understanding and communication to achieve the best results. While utilizes many hands-on experiential driven approaches, I also pull from my best mentors' teaching methods to support the needs of the students learning.

PLEASE NOTE: all proficient computer programs/applications that I have listed are Mac-based (no PC experience). Any tutoring requests will be taught using the Mac versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Powerpoint (Office for Mac), etc. Also, as an option, I have the ability to work with students virtually, either using FaceTime or Skype.
Experience Summary:

As an experienced creative marketing consultant with a background in graphic design, I have built an impressive reputation for producing marketing materials and programs that are strongly customer-focused, working with clients in
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

In addition to meeting face to face, I have the ability to work with students virtually, either using FaceTime or Skype.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Approved subjects

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Adobe Illustrator

I am also proficient in Adobe Illustrator CC, all previous versions, and use the application daily.

Adobe InDesign

As a visual communications expert with 20 years of experience (Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from Southern Connecticut State University), one of the main applications that I use on a daily basis is Adobe InDesign CC. I used multiple online tutorials and on the job training to provide the level of high proficiency with this tool. It provides me with the right tools to create professional layouts/page designs for print (brochures, trade show graphics, stationery, posters, etc), tablets/mobile/web, and eBooks.

Adobe Photoshop

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop CC and all previous versions. I use the application daily for my graphic design work.

Desktop Publishing

I am an experienced visual communications expert with a background in graphic design (Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State University). I am proficient with Apple computers and applications within the Adobe Creative Cloud - which include Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, among others. In order to tutor in this subject it is imperative that one understand the entire suite of products which I have been utilizing and training in for over 20 years.

Graphic Design

As an experienced visual communications expert with a background in graphic design (Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State University), I've considered myself a solopreneur since 2001. Since that time, I have built an impressive reputation for producing marketing materials and programs that are strongly customer-focused, working with clients in business-to-business, government, not-for-profit and consumer markets ranging from small startups to large, well established corporations. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to speak in front of classes and mentor for high school/college students wanting to pursue a career in graphic design. While in a teaching role I bring my over 20 years' experience in graphic design to shed light regarding best practices, industry standards and personal successes for the students to learn (benefit from).

Macintosh

I am highly proficient with Apple computers and the applications within the Adobe Creative Cloud, which I have utilized both personally and professionally my entire life. I am well suited to support a students needs to understand the operations of a Macintosh and how it can benefit the success of their studies. I have helped students who have always used PC's move into the world of Macintosh as well as supported folks who would just like to increase their knowledge base in the operations of a Mac.

Marketing

I am an award-winning client-centric marketing consultant delivering innovative design solutions to ultimately increase profitability. I uncover the hidden value in every marketing project and translate it into a highly-effective delivery method to connect with the targeted customers, driving innovative marketing strategies while bringing excellence in communication and messaging to all audiences. In addition, I provide creative design marketing solutions a cross a wide range of delivery methods including digital, print, mobile and other media with the client experience resulting in an average increase of sales ranging from 20-30%, brand awareness by 12%, sales leads by 5% and tradeshow traffic by 20%.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I am proficient in Microsoft Powerpoint. I use the application daily for my presentation work.

Southern Connecticut State University
Graphic Design

Education

Southern Connecticut State University (Graphic Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

In addition to meeting face to face, I have the ability to work with students virtually, either using FaceTime or Skype.

Travel policy

John will travel within 30 miles of Glastonbury, CT 06033.