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Maria E.

New Orleans, LA

$50/hour

Art Director 25+ yrs Experience Specializing in Adobe PS, InD and AI

$50/Hour


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Art Center College of Design
Advertising Design

Education

Art Center College of Design (Advertising Design)

About Maria

Hello,

I see you need some help with graphic design.

I have had a wonderful 25 year graphic design career and have worked in many aspects of commercial art for several corporations and then my own business before I sold it. Getting bored in semi-retirement by my early 40s, I recently have taken a job as a full time art director and graphic designer with the U.S. Department of the Interior. I find I still have time to share my knowledge and experience with you!

Let me know how I can help. Please click Contact me.

I specialize in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Products that I currently use daily basis.

Maria


About me...
President of PROforma Creative Group, Corporate sales for FedEx/Kinko's, sports animation and special FX artist for a post house Cleveland, Ohio, floral propping for tv and film Hollywood, CA, visual merchandising for Macy's, expert in traditional mediums: watercolors, acrylics, and mixed media. I can help you not only in graphics and art, but also to find employment opportunities along with how to find free training.
Hello,

I see you need some help with graphic design.

I have had a wonderful 25 year graphic design career and have worked in many aspects of commercial art for several corporations and then my own business before I
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

No Charge for initial consultation and planning.

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of New Orleans, LA 70130
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop,
Graphic Design,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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Adobe Photoshop

I am qualified to be a tutor in graphic design because I am patient and ask the right questions to a student to help them logically think through a process so it sticks. I work in PS constantly so my skills are extremely sharp working as graphic designer for the Department of the Interior everyday. I also work between Illustrator and InDesign.

I use PS for a wide variety of projects daily manipulating photo images that result in trade show exhibits, displays, banners, web graphics, building signage, and printed materials such as annual reports, booklets, bi-folds and tri-folds.

Formerly I was owner of a graphic communications group and hired designers and worked with them to provide a wide variety of graphic design products for clients. As not only the owner but a designer as well, my role would include art direction which in itself guides and inspires the designer to produce work that meets the client's needs.

When I tutor or teach, I keep in mind the 1st times I became aware of the different aspects of design theory and the best teachers that made me "get it" and take it forward in my teaching. I love to inspire and encourage creativity in others.

Graphic Design

I am a graphic designer for the Department of the Interior. My job entails not only designing but listening to the clients and understanding their vision and being able to produce a final visual that expresses what they need to communicate. I work daily in Adobe PS, Illustrator, and InDesign manipulating photo images, type design, and illustrations that result in trade show exhibits, displays, banners, web graphics, video graphics, building signage, and printed materials such as annual reports, booklets, bi-folds and tri folds.

Painting

I have taught several artists on a bi-weekly basis for over a year and they all have now pursued art careers. I currently create digital mixed media pieces that are any combination of acrylics, watercolors, ink, and photography. My portfolio is available upon request. I also taught 10+ students for a gallery that handled my works in Florida for several years.

Art Center College of Design
Advertising Design

Education

Art Center College of Design (Advertising Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

No Charge for initial consultation and planning.

Travel policy

Maria will travel within 0 miles of New Orleans, LA 70130.