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John L.

Miami, FL

$50/hour

Design Tutor that knows all the tricks

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University of Michigan
Graphic Design

Education

University of Michigan (Graphic Design)

About John

My passion for design is something that has defined my entire life. I have over 18 years of experience as a designer of print and web projects for large corporations as well as startup businesses. I was formally trained on the Adobe Suite in college, but my years of experience and daily use of these programs has taught me all of the shortcuts and tricks, which I will share with you.

I have formally taught two summer classes on Adobe Photoshop to prospective university students, and I have informally taught design principles and applications to lots of my employees and colleagues throughout my career.

I specialize in tutoring Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, web design, and graphic design. I pride myself on being plugged in, meaning I'm nearly always online and in tune with new technologies.

I aim to push my students creatively to their limits conceptually, and then show them how to design what they imagined. It's a two-step process that has served me well professionally, and will ensure that you are always happy with your work.

I would love to have an opportunity to speak with you in more detail about how I can help you achieve your creative goals.
My passion for design is something that has defined my entire life. I have over 18 years of experience as a designer of print and web projects for large corporations as well as startup businesses. I was formally trained on the Adobe Suite in college, but my years of experience and daily use of these programs has taught me all of the shortcuts and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Miami, FL 33126
In-person lessons
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design

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Adobe InDesign

I use Adobe InDesign almost daily and I have an expert level of experience with it. I plan to first educate the student on the proper use cases for InDesign, and when another Adobe program is a better option. Following that will be an overview of the tools, and instructions on how to setup templates. Finally, I will teach the student how to export and prepare files for print or web use.

Graphic Design

I have formally taught two summer classes in Graphic Design at the University of Michigan. The students were high school graduates who were prospective students at the university. I taught the class of approximately 30 students in the basic uses of Adobe Photoshop, and instructed them how to create a collage that could describe them without words. I believe the exercise was a good way to keep the students engaged on the lesson because it was focused on their personal interests. On a more general level of graphic design, I would first teach layout, color, and typography principles as a foundation for all design. I would start with a physical design project using paper cutouts before proceeding to digital designing using a computer.

University of Michigan
Graphic Design

Education

University of Michigan (Graphic Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

John will travel within 20 miles of Miami, FL 33126.