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Christopher B.

Decatur, GA

$50/hour

12yrs Graphic Design Company + 17yrs Adobe experience

$50/Hour


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Atlanta College of Art (SCAD-Atlanta)
Advertising Design

Education

Atlanta College of Art (SCAD-Atlanta) (Advertising Design)

About Christopher

As a professional designer, I’m able to offer an extremely unique training experience because I'm actually working in the software everyday on real projects. Most trainers waste your time with lessons and tips that teach you how the software should work, but not how you actually use it. Because I have been designing in Adobe's Creative software for 17 years, and creating real-world projects for 12 years, I’ve experienced almost every problem you have/will face. This year I've traveled all over the country, facing new challenges, which has resulted in the development of my own training curriculum. Practical application is my goal. I believe you should leave a training with confidence over quantity. I've sat through trainings that didn't even tell me how to create a simple project, but gave me all the software's bells/whistles. I hate that feeling, so I make sure my students actually KNOW how to do what they came to my class to learn. Every class is tailored to fit your specific needs.

My Background:
My brother worked for NASA from 1992-1998, when the internet was learning to walk. He had those guys build me a machine, installed Photoshop 5.5 and Illustrator 8, put it in my bedroom, and gave me one command: "Learn this. This is the future!" I was 16 years old.

I began studying under the Creative Director at my brother's Agency. When I was recruit by the Atlanta College of Art (SCAD Atlanta, 2005), I already had a year and a half of real-world experience, with 2 gold Addy Awards and a ton of very cool portfolio pieces to my name.

Art school was the best! Hanging around other creatives, learning and pushing my talents to the limits. My Junior year of college, I went to the Secretary of State and started my first legit company, The Focus Group Movement, LLC. For the next 10 years, I learned and grew, emerging with the latest technology and educating myself on the latest trends in traditional and new media. In 2014, my team and I finally knew what we were best at, and made the difficult decision to narrow down our services to just the things we really loved to do: Creative Consulting, Graphic Design + Layout, and Software Training.

I have trained the following people in the following organizations: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); Boeing; Bank Of America; National Treasury; The Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); U.S. Army; Kennesaw State University; Cree Lighting; The World Bank
As a professional designer, I’m able to offer an extremely unique training experience because I'm actually working in the software everyday on real projects. Most trainers waste your time with lessons and tips that teach you how the software should work, but not how you actually use it. Because I have been designing in Adobe's Creative software Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates are based on the value for services provided. Also, taking into consideration WyzAnt processing fees.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Decatur, GA 30032

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Illustrator

I fell in love with Illustrator in 1998, I was 16 and it was on version 8. I trained at SCAD ATL and have run a successful Visual Communication agency for 12 years. I train individuals and corporations every week in Adobe Illustrator and have the practical applications due to my day-to-day design projects.

Adobe InDesign

I have trained the FAA, the FBI, National Treasury, Bank of America and Xerox in Adobe InDesign. I have the ability to simplify the subject matter, as well as the day-to-day working experience as a "real designer" - able to provide the students with real-world practical applications to their unique goals, objectives and obstacles.

Adobe Photoshop

Layer master with a love for composting graphics! Photoshop has been my go-to for the past 17 years, starting in version 5.5. I work in PS daily, knocking out client projects, correcting photos in Camera Raw, and falling deeper in love with its intuition and constant growth.

Atlanta College of Art (SCAD-Atlanta)
Advertising Design

Education

Atlanta College of Art (SCAD-Atlanta) (Advertising Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates are based on the value for services provided. Also, taking into consideration WyzAnt processing fees.

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 40 miles of Decatur, GA 30032.