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David R.

Atlanta, GA

$40/hr

Medical illustrator with experience in design, animation,& photography

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11 Ratings
 
 
57mins Response Time
Pleasant but I needed more
— Ann, Marietta, GA on 3/26/13

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East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Medical College of Georgia
Master's

Education

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Medical College of Georgia (Master's)

About David

I am a certified medical illustrator, who has been working in the field for 9 years. I earned a BFA in Painting/Design from East Carolina University and a MS in Medical Illustration from Medical College of Georgia. I can help with all the visual arts, computer design programs, motion graphics programs (such as Flash, AfterEffects, Softimage, and Maya), as well as basic health sciences. I am new to WyzAnt, but I have done some one on one tutoring at my professional conventions. I am very patient, try to encourage questions, and try to make sure the person understands topics or suggestions I try to teach. I am a certified medical illustrator, who has been working in the field for 9 years. I earned a BFA in Painting/Design from East Carolina University and a MS in Medical Illustration from Medical College of Georgia. I can… Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Atlanta, GA 30307
In-person lessons

"Pleasant but I needed more"

- Ann, Marietta, GA on 3/26/13
David replied on 9/3/2013

Ann was particular and wanted quick answers instead of trying to get a pipeline down in generating a consistent color profile with her printer. Had she been more specific in what she was looking for initially, she may have felt more satisfied with the lesson.

Science:
Anatomy, Biology
Computer:
Adobe Flash,
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop,
General Computer, HTML, Maya,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Photography,
Video Production,
Web Design
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Biology
Corporate Training:
Adobe Flash,
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Word, Web Design

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Flash

I'm a certified medical illustrator, who is experienced with Adobe Creative Suite and 3D animation. With Flash, I can introduce animation principles and how to use its interface for Actionscript.

Adobe Photoshop

I have professional experience with Adobe Creative Suite. I stay current with versions and can teach techniques for graphic design, illustration, animation, or photo retouching.

Drawing

I am a certified medical illustrator in the area. I hold a BFA in painting/drawing from East Carolina University. My main focus was life drawing and figure painting for a portfolio to be accepted in a medical illustration graduate program. I can offer basic drawing techniques (using pencil, chalk, or ink) and advanced anatomical/ figure drawing.

Maya

I am a certified medical illustrator in the area, who has focused on 3D animation. Since I have a specialized market, I have to stay a 3D generalist. My main program that I use is Softimage now, but I have also been a Maya user. Since I am used to changing platforms, I believe in teaching the fundamentals of 3D. This is very important for seeking employment in production firms, which may require you to pick up another program or even use in-house software. Some specific areas of 3D that I use in my business are modeling topics, animation (some character, but mainly dynamics), rendering, texturing, and then compositing (in AfterEffects).

Microsoft Windows

Familiarity with creating batch files/configuring config files with DOS prompt. I've been a Windows user since Windows 3.1. I currently work day to day in Windows 8, Windows 7, and Vista.

Painting

I have a BFA in painting from East Carolina University. I am familiar with tempra painting, watercolors (though I am not a watercolorist), acrylics, and oil painting. While I was getting a BFA, I knew I wanted to become a medical illustrator...so I focused on figure and life painting. I then got a MS in medical illustration (from Medical College of Georgia). I can teach drawing skills, painting techniques, and surface anatomy to any art student.

Photography

My profession is medical illustration with an emphasis on 3D animation. I have had an interest in photography all my life, and shoot amateur portraits (including family weddings), landscapes, and HDR lightmaps for my 3D animation. I took photography classes in college, and before that had learned basic exposure principles on my parent's Canon AE-1 manual SLR. I have darkroom experience, and know how to judge for good contrast. I also am always interested in judging dynamic range and when to bracket and be able to edit later. These days, my serious camera is a Canon 5D (with an assortment of EOS lenses), and I use Photoshop professional for my editing program (CS5)

Video Production

I am experienced with DV standards (be it NTSC, HD, or web). My main compositing program is Adobe AfterEffects. I can demonstrate encoding formats for blu-ray, HDTV, HTML5, as well as other standards.

Web Design

I am familiar with Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash (including AS3), Dreamweaver, and standards for Gecko, Webkit, and IE browsers. While using Dreamweaver, I generally stay within the scripting area to directly script HTML and CSS script. I have a web certificate from Emory University and can help with general layout or Javascript issues.

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Medical College of Georgia
Master's

Education

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Medical College of Georgia (Master's)

Pleasant but I needed more — David was pleasant. He is skilled in photoshop however, I needed specific skills in relationship to preparing files for printing. Color stabilization across multi-page books and photo manipulation. I don't feel those particular skills were strong enough for what I needed to learn in a very short amount of time. ...

— Ann, Marietta, GA on 3/26/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 20 miles of Atlanta, GA 30307.

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