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Michael D.

Stamford, CT

$40/hour

Patient Graphic Designer with 20 Years Experience

5.0 average from 5 ratings
Very good tutor!
— Janet, Briarcliff Manor, NY on 10/11/16

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SUNY Purchase
Graphic Design
Tufts University
Master's
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Other

Education

SUNY Purchase (Graphic Design)

Tufts University (Master's)

Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY (Other)

About Michael

I have 20 years experience in the graphic design and advertising fields. I also have 10 years experience teaching and tutoring on the college, high-school, and middle school levels. I was a NY state certified teacher for five years as well before returning to graphic design full time. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with students of all ages. I also enjoy encouraging people to explore and develop their creative potential.

I have 20 years experience in all of the Adobe products and have created packaging, logos, advertising, websites, emails, brochures and magazines for several industries including consumer electronics and entertainment. I take time to really listen to each student to hear what it is exactly that they want to learn. I pride myself on my patience and understanding of the learning process.

I can also assist students with basic Mac skills, such as managing photos, setting up emails, organizing your hard drive and more.

I have a Masters from Tufts University and a degree in Graphic Design from SUNY Purchase.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss details of my rates and schedules. I am happy to accommodate most reasonable requests.
I have 20 years experience in the graphic design and advertising fields. I also have 10 years experience teaching and tutoring on the college, high-school, and middle school levels. I was a NY state certified teacher for five years as well before returning to graphic design full time. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with students of all ages. I also Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Stamford, CT 06902

"Very good tutor!"

- Janet, Briarcliff Manor, NY on 10/11/16

"Honest, kind, helpful"

- Aliza, Stamford, CT on 11/2/16

"A good start"

- Steven, Hartsdale, NY on 10/30/16
Art:
Adobe Photoshop,
Art History, Film, Graphic Design,
Video Production
Computer:
Adobe Flash,
Adobe Illustrator,
Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop,
Dreamweaver,
General Computer, Graphic Design,
Macintosh,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Video Production,
Web Design
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Flash

I have been working as as web designer and animation artist for over 20 years. I have created numerous websites and animations in Flash for clients such as Pepperidge Farm, Turtle Beach (headphones), and Intel. I have taught Flash on the college and high school level. I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge with students and presenting them with real world problems to solve.

Adobe Illustrator

Over the years, I have designed and produced posters, print ads, flyers, logos, packaging and magazines using Illustrator. It is a really fun and powerful tool.

Adobe InDesign

I have designed and produced books, magazines, brochures and print ads using Adobe InDesign for several industries including consumer electronics, technology and entertainment. I have over twenty years experience working as an Art Director and a graphic designer. I have taught InDesign on the college level at Westchester Community College, The College of Westchester and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (online). I have taught as a certified NY state teacher on the high-school and middle school levels at the Westchester Magnet Academy and Solomon Schechter.

Adobe Photoshop

I have twenty years experience in all of the Adobe products and have created packaging, logos, advertising, websites, emails, brochures and magazines for several industries including consumer electronics and entertainment. I take time to really listen to each student to hear what it is exactly that they want to learn. I pride myself on my patience and understanding of the learning process.

Dreamweaver

I have been creating websites and teaching Dreamweaver for over 15 years. I can share with students how to design, code, host and upload their site with Dreamweaver. I am scheduled to teach a class in Web Design at Westchester Community College in the Fall. I can also incorporate the use of Photoshop with Dreamweaver.

Graphic Design

I have over twenty years experience working as an Art Director and a graphic designer in several industries including consumer electronics, technology and entertainment. I have taught on the college level at Westchester Community College, The College of Westchester and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (online).

I have taught as a certified NY state teacher on the high-school and middle school levels at the Westchester Magnet Academy and Solomon Schechter.

Macintosh

I have been working on and teaching Macintosh computers for over 20 years. I have taught these skills on the high school and college level. I can teach how to use the basic operating system along with tips and tricks for power users. I am also fluent with all of the native Mac apps that come on new computers, e.g. Pages, iPhoto, iDVD, Garageband, iTunes, etc.

Video Production

I have worked as a video editor and producer for several companies including Turtle Beach, The Game Agency and my own individual clients. I have taught video editing and production at the Westchester Magnet Academy and at Solomon Schechter High School. I am proficient in Adobe Premiere and After Effects. I have created both live action and purely digital video projects.

Web Design

I have over twenty years experience working as an Art Director and a graphic designer. I have designed and built websites for several industries including consumer electronics, technology and entertainment. I have also built numerous websites for my own personal clients. I have taught web design on the college level at Westchester Community College, The College of Westchester and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (online).

I have taught as a certified NY state teacher on the high-school and middle school levels at the Westchester Magnet Academy and Solomon Schechter.

SUNY Purchase
Graphic Design
Tufts University
Master's
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Other

Education

SUNY Purchase (Graphic Design)

Tufts University (Master's)

Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY (Other)

Very good tutor! — I would highly recommend Michael. He had excellent knowledge and skills. He was very patient and understanding. He is capable of working with people on varying levels. He answered all questions and gave shortcuts which were very helpful. ...

— Janet, Briarcliff Manor, NY on 10/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 40 miles of Stamford, CT 06902.