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Visual Design Expert in Graphic and Website Design
Stacy S.

337 hours tutoring

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Stacy S.'s Photo

Visual Design Expert in Graphic and Website Design
Visual Design Expert in Graphic and Website Design
Stacy S.

337 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

337 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Stacy


Bio

For the past 10 years, I've been teaching students of all levels privately and in group classes how to use the graphic design software programs Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, and programming languages HTML and CSS. More importantly, I've also been assisting and guiding college students and professionals with their graphic and website design projects, assisted students with preparing their art and design portfolios, provide resume and career advice pertaining to the...

For the past 10 years, I've been teaching students of all levels privately and in group classes how to use the graphic design software programs Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, and programming languages HTML and CSS. More importantly, I've also been assisting and guiding college students and professionals with their graphic and website design projects, assisted students with preparing their art and design portfolios, provide resume and career advice pertaining to the design industry, and helped failing students finish their project on time and pass the class with an A grade. I was born to teach.

Before I got into teaching, I spent over 20 years in the design industry both in Cincinnati, OH and Los Angeles, CA working with clients like Belkin, Disney, Fifth Third Bancorp, Mercedes, Porsche, RadNet, The NBC Agency/NBCUniversal, UCLA and more including multiple printers, ad agencies and design studios on their print and digital projects. I was also the most-sought out Production Artist in Los Angeles, CA and I made it my goal to complete all projects on-time, in budget and exceed client expectations. I also owned my own design studio, Schilling Design, for over 12 years in Los Angeles, CA working with multiple new and small businesses helping them to create an identity for their company with both print and website materials.

Many of my design pieces have been featured in magazines, billboards, bus stop ads, books, newspapers, websites, on television and more.

My education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Northern Kentucky University (President's and Honor's List recipient) along with extensive skills in all forms for art including drawing, painting, photography, and more.

My artwork has been in featured in solo and group exhibitions, art fairs, calendars, puzzles and more, and I was also commissioned to create several paintings.


Education

University of Kentucky
Journalism
Northern Kentucky University - Graphic Design
Other
Teach-Now Graduate Program
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Subjects

Art

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have over 12 years of experience as a print design designer using both QuarkXpress and Adobe InDesign that has allowed me to work for such companies as NBC/Universal, UCLA and Natrol. My experience with InDesign not only covers print design, but pre-press production. Basically I am hired to build the mechanical files for any print design project and prepare them for the printer.
Drawing,

Drawing

I've been drawing since I was a child and have taken drawing classes in school all my life. In college, I learned how to draw using charcoal (my favorite), graphite, alpha hi grays, chalk pastels, and pencils. I've drawn from photos, still life, and even nudes. One technique my seventh grade art teacher taught me was to draw upside down. This process will teach you to train your right brain to concentrate, and it also makes you look at your drawing from another perspective. Today, I still flip my drawings upside down when I work on them.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

Fastidious and friendly graphic artist has over 20 years in the trenches handling every conceivable line item for digital & print design, pre-press production, and illustration. Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design.
Painting,

Painting

I've been painting since I was a child and when I took Painting 101 in college, the class really expanded my painting skills as an artist. I rarely ever use Acrylics. I do NOT paint with watercolors. I only use oils. On the rare occasion I use acrylic paint, its as an underpainting done in either burnt umber or burnt siena before I work on an oil painting. I make my own colors from using standards such as Cadium Yellow Light or Phtalo Blue. I even make my own z-black (the darkest black you can make). I paint from still life, people or photos. I've done commission work for a client by taking an original photo and turning it into a painting. Aside from fine art painting, I've also painted logos by hand on pumpkins, life savers and other requests by clients. And yes, I have been known to flip a painting upside down while working on it.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

Business

Microsoft Word

Computer

Adobe InDesign,

Adobe InDesign

I have over 12 years of experience as a print design designer using both QuarkXpress and Adobe InDesign that has allowed me to work for such companies as NBC/Universal, UCLA and Natrol. My experience with InDesign not only covers print design, but pre-press production. Basically I am hired to build the mechanical files for any print design project and prepare them for the printer.
Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

I originally started in the design industry as a desktop publisher using Adobe Pagemaker, Illustrator and Photoshop to create client proposals for two Top 25 radio stations in the Cincinnati market without any previous experience in the field. Since my entry into the field over 15 years ago, I have made the transition into a self-employed freelancer that does every from Graphic Design to Print Production to Illustration to Website Design and Development. I specialize in pre-press production where I build the mechanical files that are needed for the printer, which is typically not what a Graphic Designer does.
Dreamweaver,

Dreamweaver

I have been using Dreamweaver for over 13 years in my web design career to create and build websites for clients. I also teach the Web Design 1 course (Dreamweaver) at Daymar College in Bellevue, Kentucky.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

Fastidious and friendly graphic artist has over 20 years in the trenches handling every conceivable line item for digital & print design, pre-press production, and illustration. Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design.
Macintosh,

Macintosh

Once you go Mac...you never go back. I love my Mac and currently own two towers (G4 & G5) along with the MacBook Pro with Retina screen. I am very familiar with how this operating system has changed over the years and what the Mac computers are capable of producing.
Web Design,

Web Design

I am a Graphic and Web Designer with over 18 years in the design industry and have worked on numerous print and electronic projects as an entrepreneur, on-site employee, freelancer, and independent contractor for small to large business, including the Entertainment industry. In addition to my design experience, I have also taught students as a Web Design Instructor at Daymar College and privately with one-on-one lessons. Many of the design courses I have taught include: Software Applications: Adobe Creative Suite CS5: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & 11 Internet Languages: CSS3, HTML5
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Web Design,

Web Design

I am a Graphic and Web Designer with over 18 years in the design industry and have worked on numerous print and electronic projects as an entrepreneur, on-site employee, freelancer, and independent contractor for small to large business, including the Entertainment industry. In addition to my design experience, I have also taught students as a Web Design Instructor at Daymar College and privately with one-on-one lessons. Many of the design courses I have taught include: Software Applications: Adobe Creative Suite CS5: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 & 11 Internet Languages: CSS3, HTML5
Microsoft Word

Sports/Recreation

Cooking,

Cooking

My grandma started teaching me how to cook when I was a young girl. I can either follow a recipe exactly, modify a recipe if I don't have all the ingredients available, or throw something together depending on what I have in the house. I can cook most anything, so if you need to know how to make something, just ask. I'm also good at scaling down portions by cooking for one or two people. I even bake. I make all my cookies from scratch.
Sewing

Sewing

My mom taught me how to do latch hook and needlepoint when I was seven. When I was 12, I wanted to learn how to cross-stitch like her so she taught me. I learned how to cross-stitch without using a preprinted pattern on the canvas.

Examples of Expertise


Stacy has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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knowledgeable and articulate tutor

At our introductory lesson, Stacy quickly helped me identify some of the important issues in building a website through wix.com, and the limitations of the on-line tutorials provided by the company. She challenged me to map out the structure of my website, which was very helpful. I look forward to working with her further.

Christine, 7 lessons with Stacy

Stacy Rocks!

Stacy is helping me sort out problems with my client's Web site, which was produced by another individual. She has made an incredible difference in the speed with which I am learning a new Web platform.

Ellen, 10 lessons with Stacy

Extremely knowledgeable Tutor

Stacy helped me design and execute a professional portfolio. She is both knowledgeable and efficient with all the relevant design software programs. These include Photoshop, Behance, Adobe Portfolio, and others. Beyond the mechanics of portfolio design, her professional and academic experience enabled Stacy to advise on what to include and how to order and present each project. Throughout the process, Stacy remained both diligent and patient. I highly recommend Stacy for design and graphics related advice and guidance.

Steven, 18 lessons with Stacy

Very knowledgeable and helpful

Thank you for your advice and excellent recommendations and especially for you r your written summary. This was very helpful in determining what to include in the art portfolio.

Janet, 1 lesson with Stacy

Excellant!

Stacy gave me a crash course in Dreamweaver and she was great. She was patient and was thorough. I had a few choices and I'm glad I chose Stacy. Highly recommended! Thanks Stacy!

Richard, 3 lessons with Stacy
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