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Frank G.

Sarasota, FL

$80/hour

Graphic Designer, Webmaster, WordPress Expert

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US Coast Guard Academy

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US Coast Guard Academy

About Frank

Since leaving the Coast Guard in 1994, I have been an engineer, real estate agent, graphic designer and web designer. Currently, I freelance as a graphic designer and web designer. I've used computers since 1985, and I am very proficient with Microsoft Office Programs, in particular MS Word and MS Excel which I have been using since it was created in the mid 1980s. I used AutoCAD as an engineer from 1994 - 2003. In the late 1990s I started doing graphic design as a side business using Jasc Paint Shop Pro (now Corel) and Macromedia Dreamweaver.

I took two (authorized training) Pro Tools (Audio Production and Editing) courses, and I currently use Adobe Audition for audio editing. Currently I work with the Adobe Suite for graphic and web design, and I primarily use Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. I attended one course for Adobe Illustrator at Ringling College. All other skills have been self taught. I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to graphic design which is why I use Adobe Illustrator much more than Photoshop. All software I use is legal licensed software, and I expect the same of my students. I encourage ethical behavior in life and in business.

I'm a problem solver; I think creatively. If a teacher taught something in a way a student didn't understand, I could explain things in different ways giving the student an opportunity to look at it from an angle that makes sense to them.

In my spare time, I ride a bicycle for exercise, and I practice Aikido (a martial art). I am happily married, have no children, and love dogs.

VERY Important:
1. I can not be in a house with cats; I am extremely allergic.
2. I prefer to work with PCs. If you have a MAC and are not used to working on MACs you should find another tutor.
Since leaving the Coast Guard in 1994, I have been an engineer, real estate agent, graphic designer and web designer. Currently, I freelance as a graphic designer and web designer. I've used computers since 1985, and I am very proficient with Microsoft Office Programs, in particular MS Word and MS Excel which I have been using since it was created Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sarasota, FL 34231
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Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Illustrator as a Full Time Professional Graphic Designer since 2008. In conjunction with other Adobe products, I have created the following using Adobe Illustrator: advertisements, business cards, logos, icons, book cover art, website images, website buttons, background images, and product designs. I am a full-time graphic designer in the Sarasota, Florida region.

Adobe InDesign

I have been using InDesign as a full time professional graphic designer since 2008. In conjunction with other Adobe products, I have created the following using Adobe InDesign: advertisements, business cards, brochures, rack cards, flyers, booklets, PDF Forms, book cover art, event programs, website background images, and package designs. I am a full-time graphic designer in the Sarasota, Florida region.

General Computer

I've been using computers since college in the late 1980s. As a junior engineer, I was not allowed to use the administrative assistant in the engineering firm as much as senior engineers so I started teaching myself. I have above average skills in Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. I've taught myself how to use dozens of programs and am comfortable with computer maintenance.

Web Design

I use WordPress on a daily basis and maintain and host dozens of sites on my dedicated server. As a WordPress expert I take pride in building fast loading mobile friendly websites. I'm very knowledgeable with SEO. I've been using HTML since 1997. Since then I have learned what I have needed to as I went because web design is always evolving. Currently I design websites full time as a freelancer using WordPress, Dreamweaver and other tools. I've taught others how to use WordPress, cPanel, FTP and how to work with CSS.

US Coast Guard Academy

Education

US Coast Guard Academy

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Frank will travel within 15 miles of Sarasota, FL 34231.