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Cynthia C.

Fox Lake, IL

$50/hour

Passionate Graphic Designer

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Great help and a wealth of knowlegde
— Louis, Lake Zurich, IL on 2/17/17

$50/Hour


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University of Illinois
BFA Graphic Design

Education

University of Illinois (BFA Graphic Design)

About Cynthia

I have always been creative. Taking that to a professional level I have been a graphic designer for over twenty years, working in Advertising Agencies, PR Firms and Design Studios. One aspect of my work is mentoring and teaching junior talent. I enjoy sharing my skills and knowledge, helping others hone their skills and reach their goals.

I've taught workshops at College of Lake County to small groups, specializing in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

I believe real world experience and projects are the best ways to learn. I tailor these to the student's needs. I give assignments where applicable, or help a student with an assignment they already have. Creative ideas are the beginning. Being able to execute them brings them to life.

I am generally available every day from 9am to 8pm. Contact me for more details.

I look forward to hearing from you. Let's give you the skills to bring your ideas to life!

As a working professional I have used Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign daily. These programs continue to evolve and change. Knowing which program's capabilities and which is best for the task at hand is vital to success. I know the shortcuts and believe in learning key commands. I reinforce and teach them to others, making them a "power user."

I have an extensive graphic design background, bringing a strong sense of typography, color, layout and photography. I have a portfolio to review if my work needs to be evaluated before selecting me as a tutor.

Drawing is fundamental to my creative life.
I have always been creative. Taking that to a professional level I have been a graphic designer for over twenty years, working in Advertising Agencies, PR Firms and Design Studios. One aspect of my work is mentoring and teaching junior talent. I enjoy sharing my skills and knowledge, helping others hone their skills and reach their goals. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fox Lake, IL 60020
In-person lessons

"Great help and a wealth of knowlegde"

- Louis, Lake Zurich, IL on 2/17/17
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Drawing,
Graphic Design
English:
Writing
Computer:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign,
Adobe Photoshop, Desktop Publishing,
Graphic Design
Language:
Writing
History:
Art History, Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Adobe InDesign

As a graphic designer I use Adobe InDesign on a regular basis. It is a powerful page layout program with many features and nuances. Whether a novice student user who needs the basics to the student who requires an understanding of new features I strive to tailor accordingly.

Desktop Publishing

I am a practicing graphic designer who specialize in the Adobe Desktop Creative Suite to create print design. With a BFA in graphic design I teach design fundamentals in layout, typography and technical knowledge to the student. I believe real world assignments are the best way to learn. We can work on an existing assignment or I can bring one with me. Leaving it behind allows the student to continue at their own pace and I am available via email should they have a question.

Drawing

Drawing is a fundamental skill that led me to choose graphic design as my profession. Gaining a BFA in Graphic Design included several drawing classes. As part of my skill set I continue this for my own enjoyment. Bringing the joy drawing and teaching fundamentals to the student allows me to share this skill.

Graphic Design

I have a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois. I am an experience designer with over twenty years of real world experience. I have mentored and taught other design professionals and junior talent. Their success is my success.

University of Illinois
BFA Graphic Design

Education

University of Illinois (BFA Graphic Design)

Great help and a wealth of knowlegde

She goes above and beyond and is will to make sure you get the knowledge you need. Simply the best. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Her knowledge is vast and her dedication to making sure that you know and get what you need to complete your goal.

— Louis, Lake Zurich, IL on 2/17/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cynthia will travel within 20 miles of Fox Lake, IL 60020.