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Wade M.

Worcester, MA

$50/hour

Graphic Design, Adobe Creative Suite, Drawing, Painting

Background check passed as of 3/20/15
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Syracuse University
Communications Design

Education

Syracuse University (Communications Design)

About Wade

For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed the process of teaching. I get a huge thrill seeing the light go on when someone connects the dots and understands what is being taught. I have received many positive comments over the years about my style of teaching from family, coworkers, and peers in other settings.

My approach to teaching is to identify each student's learning style and tailor how information is presented to make learning easier and (hopefully) more fun.

My experience in teaching is almost entirely in informal settings — small groups or one-on-one. I have experience teaching design/desktop publishing and Adobe design applications to coworkers, drawing and cartooning to friends and family, and martial arts/self-defense in a local YMCA.

I have a degree in Communications Design from Syracuse University and have been employed as a graphic design professional for the last 15 years. I also have black belt ranks in two different schools of martial arts, as well as ongoing study and research with highly qualified instructors in a variety of disciplines.
For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed the process of teaching. I get a huge thrill seeing the light go on when someone connects the dots and understands what is being taught. I have received many positive comments over the years about my style of teaching from family, coworkers, and peers in other settings.

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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Worcester, MA 01606
Background Check: Passed
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

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Adobe Illustrator

As a graphic designer, I use Illustrator for a variety of purposes. Logo designs, custom graphics, and print-ready book cover files to name a few. I also use Illustrator for cartooning and illustration work.

Adobe InDesign

I have used Adobe InDesign as part of my employment as a graphic designer for many years. I have also used it extensively in freelance projects, including published books. I am constantly trying to learn new techniques and shortcuts to make work faster and more accurate.

Adobe Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop since version 2.0. It is my go to imaging program. I have used it extensively in my graphic design work for everything from photo collages and image/color correction to web graphics. I am familiar with most of Photoshop's powerful tools which include subjects such as Layers, Adjustment Layers, Filters, Special Effects, Image Compositing, etc.

Desktop Publishing

My first experience with computers for design was learning desktop publishing from a designer who worked for Houghton-Mifflin. I was drilled in all areas from use of styles to quick keys. These skills have served me well for the last 15+ years, and I have used these skills in corporate and publishing settings.

Drawing

I have been drawing ever since the third grade. My drawing skills are what got me into my college design program. In my spare time, I have engaged in drawing portraits for friends and family and have done some commissioned work.

Graphic Design

I have been employed as a graphic designer in various capacities since 2000. I have experience in print and web design, logos, custom graphics, etc. I also have a strong production background from my days as an electronic pre-press specialist at a printing company.

Macintosh

I have used Macintosh computers since 1997. I own a professional grade Mac system at home for graphic design work. I am able to teach people how to navigate the Mac OS and identify basic issues.

Martial Arts

I have studied martial arts in one form or another for the past 27 years. I am still a student of a few different teachers, as one can always continue learning. I taught a basic Jujitsu/self-defense class at the Greendale YMCA in Worcester for two years.

Painting

I am a self-taught airbrush artist. Most of my work has been on textiles, mainly shirts and leather jackets. I have also engaged in painting classes at various times throughout my life. Painting by hand is slightly different from airbrushing, but the principles are the same.

Syracuse University
Communications Design

Education

Syracuse University (Communications Design)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wade will travel within 30 miles of Worcester, MA 01606.