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Matthew L.

Revere, MA

$32/hour

Graphics Tutoring Specializing in Design and Digital Art

Background check passed as of 10/25/13
4.7 average from 6 ratings
Hands on and Patient
— Alexa, Quincy, MA on 11/13/16

$32/Hour


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Full Sail University
Computer Animation
Computer Animation, Bachelors of Science - Computer Animations Degree Program
Other

Education

Full Sail University (Computer Animation)

Computer Animation, Bachelors of Science - Computer Animations Degree Program (Other)

About Matthew

Hello, my name is Matthew.

I have been passionate about creating digital artwork for over 7 years. I enjoy designing with Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects) and 3D modeling in applications like Pixologic's ZBrush and Maya. A foundation of traditional art such as sketching, painting, and color theory has fathered my abilities in design. I do have experience designing for the web with a little HTML and CSS , unfortunately, no Javascript.

I look forward to helping anyone seeking to learn a new skill, achieve a goals or work on your existing skills.
My goals as your tutor will be to guide you learn in a new learning experience, promote creativity and help you be successful in creating your own vision.

• • • Few notes before we go any further • • •

• I am mainly available to tutor in the Boston area. A few examples of places I have tutoring at are cafes, public library, universities, computer labs. I'm not available for house calls but I am available for video tutoring sessions if traveling is an issue.

• I WILL NOT DO YOUR HOMEWORK FOR YOU. Believe it or not, you don't know how many people acutely asked me that.

•Since I only teach subjects for computer arts, students should have access to some kind of computer or laptop, (PC or MAC) Wacom Tablet, and a sketch pad & pencil.

• For each tutoring session there is a 2 Hour Minimum schedule time. If you are looking for an hour session the rate will vary.

•If any application you are looking to learn I have not listed contact me and we can discuss how I can help you.

•If you don't own the application you are looking to learn, no worries. Most applications come with a 30 day free trial you can download off their website.

If you have any other questions feel free to contact me I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Hello, my name is Matthew.

I have been passionate about creating digital artwork for over 7 years. I enjoy designing with Adobe Creative Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects) and 3D modeling in applications like Pixologic's ZBrush and Maya. A foundation of traditional art such as sketching, painting, and color theory has
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Cancellation
36 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Revere, MA 02151
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"Hands on and Patient"

- Alexa, Quincy, MA on 11/13/16

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Approved subjects

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Adobe Flash

I study Adobe Flash. I have debugged animated banners and cartoons. I have also built an interactive program for portfolio presentations by coding with Action scripts into custom made Buttons. I would import my SWF files into Adobe Dreamweaver for further customized websites. For character animations I like to use the bone tools and draw the joints to bind the IK to the characters. (Similar to Autodesk Maya) as well as using the Ease in/Ease out graph editor in motion Tween properties. In addition to creating elements in Flash, I’m able to import vectors base imagery from Illustrator or Photoshop bitmap files.

Adobe Illustrator

In my studies for my Multimedia degree I was taught Adobe Illustrator to create vector graphics for stationary elements for branding and illustration. I also utilize my skills for motion graphics production to be used in Adobe After Effects. I have also been exposed to the study of typography and the proper use of the Character and Paragraph tools. Most of my illustrations are freehand and scanned in which enables me to use the Live Trace/Image Trace in CS6 feature to convert into vector paths.

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop for over 6 years. I use Adobe Photoshop for all my digital art. I have spent countless hours studying photo editing and manipulation to design pixel based imagery. I use a wacom table to create digital matte painting and character concept sketches. I am able to use the Brush panel to create my own custom brushes to get results. I know how important using masks is for a non-destructive workflow as well as adjustment layers to color correct.

Autodesk Maya

I attended college in 2007 at ITT Technical Institute to study Multi-Media. In 2009 I graduated with an Associate In Applied Science Degree. After I attended Full Sail University's Computer Animation Program and received a Bachelors of Science - Computer Animations Degree. My time in college I would help with other students having trouble with there modeling projects or learning Maya. My first Two years of college I learned how to modeling using 3D Studio Max. Once I enter Full Sail I had to learn Maya and ZBrush which was an easy transition. To this day I continue honing my skills modeling in Maya adding to my portfolio.

Graphic Design

I have study at the Museum of Fine art Boston MA in graphic design. In my time of study I have been expose to the design process of branding and typography. Studying the anatomy of type and important of proper use of typography. Creating designs like custom logos and stationary, magazine spreads and brochures. For printing, understanding the different between processed color and spot color printing is also important. I’ve also creating content for web design like banners and icons and frameworks.

HTML

I am a multimedia designer, and I have worked for startups, managing their websites, content and designing page layouts using Html5.

Video Production

At the end of 2012 I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Animation from Full Sail University. Over the course of my studies, I utilized applications such as Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere and The Foundry NukeX. I have learned to edit film, rotoscope and composite 3D models for VFX. I have been exposed to all disciplinary areas of computer animation, such as story boarding, concept art, to scene finishing, compositing and color correcting.

Web Design

My education background is in multimedia. I have studied web design learning mainly front-end web development. I mock-up my wireframes using Photoshop and/or Illustrator. Bootstrap is my framework of choice for desktop and mobile friendly websites. Within the past 3 years I have helped two startups companies and a non-profit manage their web content. Currently I am design director for a new startup.

Full Sail University
Computer Animation
Computer Animation, Bachelors of Science - Computer Animations Degree Program
Other

Education

Full Sail University (Computer Animation)

Computer Animation, Bachelors of Science - Computer Animations Degree Program (Other)

Hands on and Patient

Introduced to lighting, different drawing techniques and gesture drawing as well as different sketching mediums. Learned golden ratio and some composition. A little more organization would be helpful but tutor is hands on and patient.

— Alexa, Quincy, MA on 11/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $32.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Travel policy

Matthew will travel within 5 miles of Revere, MA 02151.