Massachusetts College of Art (Art Education)
Pratt Institute (Master's)
I have been working successfully as a graphic designer for more than 25 years. For the last 15 years I have been teaching Graphic Design and Digital Photography to high school students, and helping some of them get started with careers in both fields. My favorite program is Photoshop, but I also love Illustrator. I am fluent with InDesign and Quark as well.
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Quark XPress, Powerpoint
I have helped students develop advanced skills in the Adobe programs.
I can teach you how to become a better designer. Whether you are considering a career in the field of Graphic Design, or would like to be able to function as a designer for your own needs, I can help you get there. You do not have to be a natural-born artist to become successful in the field, but you do need to understand the roles of typography, color, and position.
Would you like to learn how to take better photos on your digital camera? I can help with that as well. I have been working successfully as a graphic designer for more than 25 years. For the last 15 years I have been teaching Graphic Design and Digital Photography to high school students, and helping some of them get started with careers in both fields. My favorite program is Photoshop, but I also love Illustrator. I am fluent with InDesign and
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I have been using InDesign professionally as a graphic designer since the program was first introduced. Most recently I have used InDesign to create newsletter and magazine publications. I helped the local newspaper transition from Quark XPress to InDesign two years ago. I have been teaching InDesign to high school students for the past decade.
• Photoshop user since version 1.0, now in CC
• Have taught beginning to advanced skills in Photoshop for the past 15 years
• Experienced with teaching Photoshop for design work, digital art, and photography.
I have been teaching the subjects of Graphic Design and Photography in the public school system for the past 15 years. I am a certified Art Educator in the states of New Jersey and Massachusetts.
South Hadley High School, South Hadley, MA
Graphic Arts /Digital Photography teacher, 2005-2015
Silk City Academy, Paterson, NJ, Graphic Arts teacher, 2000-2005
MFA in Design Communications from Pratt Institute, NY
Previous to teaching I worked as a professional graphic designer for 10 years
I developed curriculum for and taught two levels (beginner and advanced) of digital photography classes at the high school level for the past 5 years. I consider myself to be an amateur photographer and have done photography for clients. To keep up with my skills I take frequent courses, workshops, and seminars, and attend photography conferences, including the Photoshop World conferences held annually by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.